The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides access to justice through free civil legal aid to low-income residents of East King County Washington and to low-income survivors of domestic violence throughout King County.

Since ELAP opened in 1989, its volunteer attorneys have contributed over 50,000 hours of free legal aid, serving more than 85,000 clients.


  • Gerald Shepherd Kröon, Executive Director
  • Esperanza Borboa, Program Director
  • Jaskirat Chawla, Legal Navigator – King County Courthouse, Seattle
  • Alexandra Comstock, JD, Development Director
  • Ailise Delaney, JD, DVLP Staff Attorney
  • Cynthia Klein, JD, Legal Clinics Manager
  • Rochelle Krebs, JD, VOCA DV Staff Attorney
  • Dorothy Leggett, JD, MLP Staff Attorney
  • Chris Lovings, Community Engagement Manager
  • Kimberly Morrill, JD, Pro Bono Director
  • Ngoc Nguyen, Operations Director
  • Katharine Nyden, JD, Staff Attorney – Housing Stability Program
  • Timothy Richards, JD, ELAP DV Staff Attorney at DAWN
  • Sarterus Rowe, JD, Technology & Innovation Director/Staff Attorney
  • Macy Stormant, Administrative Assistant
  • Elida Trujillo, Legal Navigator – Maleng Regional Justice Center, Kent
  • Brenda Villa, Administrative Assistant
  • Shane Woerner, JD, Staff Attorney – Housing Stability Program, Kirkland

Board of Directors

  • Catherine Gannon, Board President (Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro)
  • Mary Sakaguchi, Board Vice-President (Sakaguchi Felbeck & Reese)
  • Dan Menser, Board Treasurer
  • Neeta Saran, Board Secretary (Microsoft)
  • Pamela Anderson (Perkins Coie)
  • Dr. Shannon Bailey (Overlake Hospital)
  • Susan Brye (T-Mobile USA)
  • Courtney Cohen (Law Office of Courtney Cohen)
  • Meredith Dorrance (Amazon Web Services)
  • Justen Fauth (Lee & Hayes)
  • Caitlin Forsyth (Davis Wright Tremaine)
  • G. Matthew Loftin (UBS Private Wealth Management)
  • Cecilia Martinez-Vasquez (City of Bellevue)
  • Joan McBride (Retired)
  • Tom McDade (T-Mobile USA)
  • Monica Lopez-Reinmiller (T-Mobile USA)
  • Emily Schlesinger (Microsoft)
  • Dale Schomer (Retired)


All people on the Eastside and survivors of domestic violence countywide will have access to justice in the civil legal system.


Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the legal system more accessible to those most in need by providing free, high quality, civil legal services to low-income residents of East King County, and domestic violence legal aid to residents throughout King County.