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 Office
Alan Zarky Research & Writing Specialist Tacoma Alan Zarky
Research & Writing Specialist

 (253) 620-5525
 
Michael Stortini Investigator Tacoma Michael Stortini
Investigator

 (253) 620-5509
 
Jennifer Davis Investigator Seattle Jennifer Davis
Investigator

 (206) 830-2926
 
Charles Formosa Investigator Seattle Charles Formosa
Investigator

 (206) 830-2931
 
Debra Malcolm Investigator Seattle Debra Malcolm
Investigator

 (206) 830-2942
 
Chelsea Whittler Investigator Seattle Chelsea Whittler
Investigator

 (206) 830-2959
 
Stacey Brownstein Investigator Tacoma Stacey Brownstein
Investigator

 (253) 620-5501
 
Janet Stanton Paralegal Seattle Janet Stanton
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2951
 
Patricia Stordeur Paralegal Seattle Patricia Stordeur
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2952
 
Carolynn Cohn Paralegal Tacoma Carolynn Cohn
Paralegal

 (253) 620-5503
 
Suzie Strait Paralegal Seattle Suzie Strait
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2953
 
Amy Strickling Paralegal Tacoma Amy Strickling
Paralegal

 (253) 620-5510
 
Emily Ziel Paralegal Seattle Emily Ziel
Paralegal

 (206) 553-1100
 
Julie Valencia Paralegal Tacoma Julie Valencia
Paralegal

 (253) 620-5524
 
Alma Coria Paralegal Seattle Alma Coria
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2925
 
Barbara Hughes Paralegal Seattle Barbara Hughes
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2937
 
Michael Larson Paralegal Seattle Michael Larson
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2941
 
Donna Maxwell Paralegal Seattle Donna Maxwell
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2943
 
Charlotte Ponikvar Paralegal Seattle Charlotte Ponikvar
Paralegal

 (206) 830-2947
 
Jessica Cvitanovic Case Manager Tacoma Jessica Cvitanovic
Case Manager

 (253) 620-5504
 
Rolando Costilla Case Manager Seattle Rolando Costilla
Case Manager

 (206) 830-2981
 
Ana Liza Garcia Case Manager Seattle Ana Liza Garcia
Case Manager

 (206) 830-2932
 
Natalie Harmon CJA Panel Administrator Seattle Natalie Harmon
CJA Panel Administrator

 (206) 830-2936
 
Michael Filipovic Federal Defender Seattle Michael Filipovic
Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2929
 
Miriam Schwartz First Assistant Federal Defender Tacoma Miriam Schwartz
First Assistant Federal Defender

 (253) 620-5508
 
Mohammad Hamoudi Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Mohammad Hamoudi
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2935
 
Andrew Kennedy Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Andrew Kennedy
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2938
 
Vicki Lai Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Vicki Lai
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2940
 
Greg Murphy Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Greg Murphy
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2945
 
Vanessa Pai-Thompson Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Vanessa Pai-Thompson
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2946