Our Staff

Receptionists, case managers, legal assistants, IT staff, investigators, paralegals, office administrators, CJA administrators, research & writing specialists, and attorneys all contribute to providing the highest quality representation to our clients. You will find no more dedicated, compassionate and talented group of people than at the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Western District of Washington. Together, with courage, commitment and strength, we stand up on behalf of our clients, the community and the Constitution. 

Below is a list of our current staff members.

Name Title Officesort descending
Colin Fieman Assistant Federal Defender Tacoma Colin Fieman
Assistant Federal Defender

 (253) 593-6710
 
Jerome Kuh Assistant Federal Defender Tacoma Jerome Kuh
Assistant Federal Defender

 (253) 620-5506
 
Linda Sullivan Assistant Federal Defender Tacoma Linda Sullivan
Assistant Federal Defender

 (253) 620-5511
 
Alan Zarky Research & Writing Specialist Tacoma Alan Zarky
Research & Writing Specialist

 (253) 620-5525
 
Stacey Brownstein Investigator Tacoma Stacey Brownstein
Investigator

 (253) 620-5501
 
Michael Stortini Investigator Tacoma Michael Stortini
Investigator

 (253) 620-5509
 
Carolynn Cohn Paralegal Tacoma Carolynn Cohn
Paralegal

 (253) 620-5503
 
Amy Strickling Paralegal Tacoma Amy Strickling
Paralegal

 (253) 620-5510
 
Miriam Schwartz First Assistant Federal Defender Tacoma Miriam Schwartz
First Assistant Federal Defender

 (253) 620-5508
 
Julie Valencia Paralegal Tacoma Julie Valencia
Paralegal

 (253) 620-5524
 
Jessica Cvitanovic Case Manager Tacoma Jessica Cvitanovic
Case Manager

 (253) 620-5504
 
James Miller Computer Systems Administrator Tacoma James Miller
Computer Systems Administrator

 (206) 830-2944
 
Martiza Pitot Receptionist/Legal Assistant Tacoma Martiza Pitot
Receptionist/Legal Assistant

 2536205400
 
John Carpenter Assistant Federal Defender Tacoma John Carpenter
Assistant Federal Defender

 (253) 620-5502
 
Kyana Givens Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Kyana Givens
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2934
 
Donna Maxwell Paralegal Seattle Donna Maxwell
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2943
 
Mohammad Hamoudi Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Mohammad Hamoudi
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2935
 
Charlotte Ponikvar Paralegal Seattle Charlotte Ponikvar
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2947
 
Andrew Kennedy Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Andrew Kennedy
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2938
 
Janet Stanton Paralegal Seattle Janet Stanton
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2951
 
Vicki Lai Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Vicki Lai
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2940
 
Patricia Stordeur Paralegal Seattle Patricia Stordeur
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2952
 
Greg Murphy Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Greg Murphy
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2945
 
Suzie Strait Paralegal Seattle Suzie Strait
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2953
 
Vanessa Pai-Thompson Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Vanessa Pai-Thompson
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2946
 
Emily Ziel Paralegal Seattle Emily Ziel
Paralegal

 (206) 553-1100
 
Nancy Tenney Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Nancy Tenney
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2955
 
Royce Rutherford Office Administrator Seattle Royce Rutherford
Office Administrator

 (206) 830-2948
 
Michael Filipovic Federal Defender Seattle Michael Filipovic
Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2929
 
Ann Wagner Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Ann Wagner
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2957