Staff & Board

Staff

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We have a staff of full-time lawyers, an office manager, legal assistants, and many volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegal students, and undergraduates who help us in our work.  Our volunteers donate generous amounts of time and their professional skills in helping workers receive their unemployment benefits.  In addition, we have an active board of directors who effectively provide direction to the organization.

Staff Members

You may email the following staff by sending an email addressed to their username @ulproject.org

John Tirpak
Executive Director/Attorney
Username: jtirpak

Juliana Repp
Spokane Managing Attorney
Username: jrepp

Anne Paxton
Policy Attorney, Seattle Office
Username: apaxton

Hyun-Ji Lee
Senior Staff Attorney, Seattle Office
Username: hlee

Meg Bridewell
Staff Attorney, Seattle Office
Username: megb

Lavena Staten
Staff Attorney, Seattle Office
Username: lavena

Andy Paroff
UW Fellow, Seattle Office
Username: andy

Peggy Rodriguez
SU Fellow, Seattle Office
Username: peggyr

Mikayla Goodwin
Staff Attorney, Spokane Office
Username: mgoodwin

Nicholas Frontin
Staff Attorney, Spokane Office
Username: nfrontin

Wesley Groot
Lead Legal Intern, Spokane Office
Username: wgroot

Ahmed Abdi
Outreach Coordinator

Jason Arends
Office Manager/Paralegal, Seattle Office
Username: jason

Siem Hok
Legal Assistant, Seattle Office
Username: shok

Shi Ya Ni
Legal Assistant, Seattle Office
Username: shiya

Nick Taylor
Legal Assistant, Seattle Office
Username: nick

Erica Nunez
Legal Assistant, Spokane Office
Username: ericanunez

Board of Directors

Our governing body consists of twelve members who have all accepted a leadership role in terms of directing the ULP. They meet six times a year and chart the direction of the organization.

President

Joseph Shaeffer — (Partner) MacDonald Hoague & Bayless

Vice President

Jennifer Murray — Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC

Treasurer

Jeneé Jahn — Office of Labor Standards

Secretary

Eric Gonzalez — American Civil Liberties Union

Members

Amanda Ballantyne — AFL-CIO

Lillian Kaide — Jefferson County Public Defense

Andres Munoz — Columbia Legal Services

Erin Pettigrew — Attorney

Jennifer Yogi — Northwest Justice Project