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
  • Ali Burton, JD, DVLP Staff Attorney
  • 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
  • Ngoc Nguyen, Operations Director
  • Timothy Richards, JD, ELAP DV Staff Attorney at DAWN
  • Connie J. Ritchie, Sr. Legal Navigator – King County Courthouse, Seattle
  • Elida Trujillo, Legal Navigator – Maleng Regional Justice Center, Kent
  • Brenda Villa, Administrative Assistant
  • Shane Woerner, JD, Staff Attorney – Housing Stability Project, Kirkland

Board of Directors

  • Marcus Montana, Board President (Boeing)
  • Catherine Gannon, Board Vice-President (Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro)
  • Dan Menser, Board Treasurer (T-Mobile USA)
  • Neeta Saran, Board Secretary (Microsoft)
  • 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)
  • Matt Loftin (Community Volunteer)
  • Joan McBride (Community Volunteer)
  • Tom McDade (T-Mobile USA)
  • Mary Sakaguchi (Sakaguchi & Reese)
  • Emily Schlesinger (Microsoft)
  • Dale Schomer, Immediate Past-President (Community Volunteer)
  • Natasha Willson (King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office)


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.