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
Emily Erickson Paralegal Seattle Emily Erickson
Paralegal

 (206) 553-1100
 
Diane Travis Paralegal, CJA Seattle Diane Travis
Paralegal, CJA

 (206) 830-2956
 
Mukund Rathi Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Mukund Rathi
Assistant Federal Defender

 206.830.2939
 
Dennis Carroll Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Dennis Carroll
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2923
 
Lynn Shamulka Supervisory Administrative Assistant/Personnel Seattle Lynn Shamulka
Supervisory Administrative Assistant/Personnel

 (206) 830-2949
 
Lupe Zamudio Assistant Paralegal, CJA Seattle Lupe Zamudio
Assistant Paralegal, CJA

 (206) 830-2960
 
Kelly Ambrose Office Administrator Seattle Kelly Ambrose
Office Administrator

 206.830.2958
 
Corey Endo First Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Corey Endo
First Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2928
 
Rolando Costilla Case Manager Seattle Rolando Costilla
Case Manager

 (206) 830-2981
 
Greg Geist Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Greg Geist
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2933
 
Ana Liza Garcia Administrative Assistant Seattle Ana Liza Garcia
Administrative Assistant

 (206) 830-2932
 
Jennifer  Kaplan CJA Resource Counsel Seattle Jennifer  Kaplan
CJA Resource Counsel

 (206) 830-2976
 
Andrew Kennedy Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Andrew Kennedy
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2938
 
Vicki Lai Chief Appellate Attorney Seattle Vicki Lai
Chief Appellate Attorney

 (206) 830-2940
 
Jason Strand Assistant Computer Systems Administrator Seattle Jason Strand
Assistant Computer Systems Administrator

 (206) 553-1100
 
Zhanna Kachurina Financial Administrator Seattle Zhanna Kachurina
Financial Administrator

 (206) 830-2979
 
Greg Murphy Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Greg Murphy
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2945
 
Rebeca Hernandez Clerical Assistant Seattle Rebeca Hernandez
Clerical Assistant

 206.830.2200
 
Nancy Tenney Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Nancy Tenney
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2955
 
Colin Fieman Federal Defender Seattle Colin Fieman
Federal Defender

 206.553.1100
 
Chevy Echeverria Investigator Seattle Chevy Echeverria
Investigator

 206.830.2969
 
Ann Wagner Assistant Federal Defender Seattle Ann Wagner
Assistant Federal Defender

 (206) 830-2957