The Law Offices of Zachor & Thomas
Attorneys at Law
H. James Zachor, Jr., also known as "Jim Sr."

jim@zachorthomas.com

Jim Sr. has practiced law in the State of Washington since 1975 having attended University of Oregon Law School and Gonzaga University Law School. He played football and baseball for and graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science. He also has attended University of Maryland, working for his master’s degree in economics and the Universita’di Pavia in Pavia, Italy. He served five (5) years in the United States Air Force as an interpreter (French) during the Viet Nam War and was assigned to the National Security Agency. For 22 years he has served the City of Edmonds as an in-court Prosecuting Attorney and currently consults with and prosecutes drug, felony, firearms and DUI forfeitures for the City.  

Bar Status: Good Standing

WSBA 6327

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James. M. Zachor, also known as "Jimmy" or "Jim Jr."

jmz@zachorthomas.com

Jimmy has been an attorney since October 2009.   He graduated from the Thomas Cooley School of Law in Lansing, Michigan where he graduated Cum Laude (top 10% in class).   He has been a prosecutor with Zachor and Thomas for approximately 12 years (almost 10 as an attorney and 2 as a "Rule 9" legal intern). He is currently the supervising attorney for the City of Edmonds and oversees all other attorneys who handle Edmonds cases.   In this role he defends the City on appeals, provides Edmonds Police Officers with legal updates, reviews police reports to make charging decisions, and is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for Edmonds Officers in need of review of   search warrants, arrest warrants, or for charging/arrest questions in the field.

Bar Status: Good Standing

WSBA 41688

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Chad W. Krepps

chad@zachorthomas.com

Chad has been an attorney since 2012, and with Zachor and Thomas since December 2013.   He began practicing first as a Rule 9 legal intern then as persecutor for the City of Bremerton. After a brief stint in private practice he relocated to the Greater Seattle area and returned to prosecution. He graduated from Willamette University College of Law, earning a certificate in Sustainable Environmental, Energy, & Resources Law. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Latin American Studies and a minor in Human Rights.

As an attorney he has handled every facet of a criminal case, from charging through jury trial. Chad has successfully argued criminal motions and trial, both to the bench and to a jury.   While striving to seek justice and protect the community he has earned a reputation for being both reasonable and practical. He has attended the DUI Boot Camp as well as Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training along with Washington Law Enforcement Officers in order to better understand investigation techniques and better prosecute those suspected of driving while impaired by a substance other than alcohol. Chad is currently serving all our client cities and makes daily appearances for the City of Lynnwood.

Bar Status: Good Standing

WSBA 45279

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Yelena Stock

Yelena Stock was admitted to practice in the State of Washington in 2009 and over 11 years of prosecutorial experience and is a seasoned trial lawyer. Yelena comes to Washington from Arizona after graduating from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Justice Studies in 2004.   She has lived here for now for over 15 years.   She received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in 2008.   Before stepping into law, she served in the U.S. Navy.   Serving five years of active duty as a Gunners Mate on the U.S.S. Rainier, stationed in Bremerton, Washington and the U.S.S. Willamette stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Additionally, serving as a Navy Reservist for two years as a Torpedoman's Mate assigned to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Everett, Washington.   She speaks Spanish.  

As a misdemeanor prosecutor for 11 different Snohomish County Cities and the Seattle City Attorney's Office, she has resolved thousands of criminal cases.   She was an associate attorney at Zachor and Thomas, Inc., P.S. for almost six years. During her time there, she was a lead prosecutor for the cities of Lynnwood, Mill Creek, and Mountlake Terrace.    At the Seattle City Attorney's office, she was a lead Domestic Violence prosecutor for almost four years. In 2017, she assisted in developing the Regional Domestic Violence and Firearms Enforcement Unit.   She also became the LINC (Legal Intervention Network of Care) prosecutor and worked in Seattle Municipal therapeutic courts.   LINC is a diversion program that focuses on the Trueblood population. In June of 2019, she returned to her home - Zachor & Thomas.  

Bar Status: Good Standing

WSBA 41248

 

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Katrina Thornton
katrina@zachorthomas.com

Katrina graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2014 with a degree in Psychology and English Literature. She graduated from Seattle University with her Juris Doctorate in May of 2017. She passed the bar in September of 2017 and was admitted to the Washington Stater Bar in October of 2017. While at Seattle University, Katrina developed the desire to work in criminal law. She has been with Zachor and Thomas since April of 2017. First, as a Rule 9 intern, and then as an Associate Attorney after being admitted to the bar. Katrina has very much enjoyed the courtroom experience involving motions and trial work. Katrina is passionate about criminal law because she enjoys helping those who have been impacted or victimized by crimes in the community. Katrina is currently serving the cities of Monroe, Mukilteo, and Lynnwood.

Bar Status: Good Standing

WSBA 52618

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Jeffrey Leeper
jeffrey@zachorthomas.com

Mr. Leeper attended Seattle University School of Law where he graduated with his juris doctorate in 2007 and has been a member of the Washington State Bar ever since.   All his years practicing has been as a criminal prosecuting attorney at the municipal court level.   His work includes all steps from charging decisions to trial to probation review.   He is currently serving and lead prosecutor for the cities of Lake Stevens and Arlington. He has also been working with the Mental Health Alternatives Program (MAP) in Marysville Municipal Court.

Bar Status: Good Standing

WSBA 39577

 

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Staff

Erin M. Ortega

erin@zachorthomas.com

Erin joined the firm in March 2004, having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement from Central Washington University. Prior to joining our firm, she worked for five years facilitating discovery and client contact with the law firm of Feldman & Lee, P.S., handling primarily public defense cases.

She is extremely knowledgeable in dealing with court staffs, the Department of Licensing, Snohomish County 911, defense attorneys, pro-se defendants, victims, witnesses, and law enforcement personnel. She currently serves as a legal assistant for the Cities of Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, responsible for receiving and properly handling a variety of legal document, fulfilling discovery demands, and preparing case files for attorneys. Her performance is exceptional and a true credit to every successful prosecution.

Susan E. Bolles

Susan@zachorthomas.com

Susan is a legal assistant who joined our firm in 2015, having graduated from Edmonds Community College with an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree.   She is responsible for compiling police reports, preparing files for court, requesting supplemental discovery, and fulfilling demands for discovery. She is familiar with Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint and integral in local law enforcements transition to digital discovery.   Susan does an outstanding job supporting our prosecutors by handling numerous tasks such as legal research, motions, discovery, action item requests, and preparation of all court calendars for her cities. She is an excellent communicator, interacting court staffs, law enforcement personnel, and defense attorneys effortlessly. She is detail oriented and excels at training all incoming interns and legal assistants

Susan has various interests, including snow skiing and scuba diving, vocal coaching for multiple American Idol hopefuls, and many years as assistant head coach for Archbishop Murphy High School’s Mock Trial Teams.   Her knowledge of the law and courtroom etiquette are impressive. She brings organizational skills and a much needed, and appreciated, sense of humor to our office.   We are fortunate to have her on the Zachor and Thomas team. She currently serves for the Cities of Arlington, Lake Stevens, Mill Creek, Monroe, Sultan, and Woodway.

Luke Bolles

luke@zachorthomas.com

Luke has been working at Zachor and Thomas for just over a year and is also currently attending Edmond's Community College while pursuing a Business Management degree. He has hopes of working in the Financial field in either stocks or economic industry analysis. Luke is a legal assistant that handles sending discovery on infractions for all cities, as well as assisting in printing criminal police reports and handling supplemental discovery requests. Luke brings a great energy to the firm and regularly step up to aid his coworkers to ensure the successful completion of a task and deadlines are met.

Corey Rogers

c.rogers@zachorthomas.com

Corey graduated from the University of Washington in 2018 with a BA in Political Science. During his studies he was involved in several different legal and service-based organizations and spent over 100 hours volunteering for the Housing Justice Project in Kent. Corey was hired on as a legal assistant at Zachor and Thomas directly after graduation and immediately was tasked to assist in all facets of daily administrative responsibilities. Such tasks include calendar preparation, responding to and delegating incoming calls and fulfilling discovery requirements. In the fall, Corey will be attending the University of Arizona to continue his education at the James E. Rogers College of Law. He hopes to translate his JD into a long and fulfilling career in criminal law.

Alisa Das

alisa@zachorthomas.com

Alisa Das has served as a legal assistant since 2017. She is currently enrolled in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington studying Business Administration and Information Systems.   Her responsibilities in the office include preparing files for court appearances, requesting supplemental discovery, responding to demands for discovery, and answering calls. She was a four-year member of the mock trial team at Archbishop Murphy Highschool and plans on attending law school upon graduation.

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The Law Offices of Zachor & Thomas
23607 Hwy 99 Ste. 1D
Edmonds, WA 98026
Phone: (425) 778-2429
Fax: (425) 778-6925
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