TCPD Attorneys and Staff

​Click the names below to contact our staff by e-mail, or by phone at (360) 754-4897.

Patrick O'Connor, Director

Mia Pagnotta, Executive Assistant
Emily Christianson, Legal Assistant

Superior Court Adult Felony

Kevin GriffinLead Attorney

Felony Unit:

Diana Anderson- Attorney
Christian Cabrera- Senior Defense Attorney
Skye Frison- Attorney
Brian Gerhart - Attorney
Justin Gray - Attorney
Ahmed Jenkins- Attorney                         
Dave Mathews Sr. - Investigator
Jenna Norden- Attorney, Drug Court
Peter Simpson - Attorney
Jason Schuyler - Attorney
William Starnes - Attorney
Luke Swinney- Attorney
Lindsey Trakel - Attorney
José Villanueva- Attorney



Jodi Elliott, Paralegal
Chloe Sagara, Legal Assistant
Katie Colacurcio, Legal Assistant
Lupe Hernandez, Legal Assistant
Sherry Kangiser, Legal Assistant


District Court

Angela Colaiuta, Lead Attorney

Misdemeanor Unit:

Peter Kahl - Attorney, Mental Health Court
Kelsey Gasseling - Attorney
Joshua Pazderka - Attorney
Liezl Mondoc, Investigator
Peter Sabian - Attorney
Jeri Simmons - Attorney


Thyda Davis, Paralegal
Ana Bengala, Legal Assistant
Mary Boughal, Legal Assistant
Kayla Vroman, Legal Assistant
Lata Pitolau, Legal Assistant

Juvenile & Civil Unit

Robyn Martin, Lead Attorney

William Trondsen- Juvenile Attorney
Philip Griffith -  Senior Juvenile Attorney
John Hansen- ITA Attorney

Pam Hipp, Paralegal
Espy Quintana, Legal Assistant

Fiscal Unit

José L. Vargas, Fiscal Manager

Verda Hess, Accounting Assistant