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Thurston County, Washington

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Public Defense


 Public Defense Director

Patrick O'Connor, Director
Office:  (360) 786-5886
Cell: (360) 545-2840


 Public Defense Administrative Team


Thyda Davis, Administrative Services Manager
Office: (360) 786-5874
Cell: (360) 545-7837


Judith Stefchak, Legal Assistant
Office: (360) 754-4897

Katelyn Vena, Executive Assistant
Office: (360) 462-7980


Michael Ziegler, Social Services Specialist
Office: (360) 786-5893
Cell: (360) 490-5943