The Law Offices of Zachor & Thomas
Attorneys at Law
H. James Zachor, Jr. - Partner

Currently represents all cities regarding criminal matters, search warrant reviews, city forfeitures, legal updates, and charging reviews.

WSBA 6327

Mr. Zachor 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. During that period, he was an airborne interpreter on an RC-135, attending survival, prisoner of war, and interrogation school. He also attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, studying French and Italian languages. Rather than continue with the National Security Agency, he returned to law school at Gonzaga University.

In 1991, he began prosecuting for the City of Mountlake Terrace, and was conflict prosecutor for the City of Lynnwood from 1992. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Snohomish County Bar Association, Association of Police Legal Advisor's, National College of District Attorneys (domestic violence emphasis), Washington Women’s Lawyers (Snohomish County Chapter) and has been admitted to practice before all Federal Courts including the United State Supreme Court.

Currently representing all Cities, Forfeiture cases, charging reviews, Lynnwood In-Custody hearings, and police training.

Bar Status: Good Standing,
James M. Zachor (Attorney)

Currently representing Cities of Arlington, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, and Monroe.

WSBA 41688

Jim attended Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, graduating cum laude. He has worked for Zachor & Thomas since 2007 as a legal assistant, as a RULE 9 and now as an attorney. His tenaciousness in pursuing criminal prosecution has been noted by defense attorneys and judges. With his competitive nature and temperament for fairness and justice, he demands accountability from the defendants he prosecutes. Jim graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School with honors and was named to the Washington All State Baseball team. He attended Oregon State University and was on the varsity baseball team as a freshman. He transferred to Pacific University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with honors and was named to the Northwest All Conference Baseball team.

The police departments he works with have rated him “outstanding” in assisting them with their legal knowledge and training.

Jim lives with his wife in Snohomish County.

Bar Status: Good Standing,
Chad W. Krepps (Attorney)

Currently handling cases for the City of Snohomish, In custody cases for the cities of Lake Stevens and Arlington, and City of Lynnwood pre-trials.

WSBA 45279

Bar Status: Good Standing,

Jeffrey D. Leeper, Attorney

Katrina E. Donovan, Attorney,

Erin M. Ortega , Office Manager & Legal Assistant for Cities of Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and County In Custody matters.

Currently the office manager and legal assistant for the Cities of Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and all cases handled in custody at the Snohomish County jail. Erin joined the firm in March, 2004, having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Central Washington State University in law enforcement. She had been employed by the law firm of Feldman & Lee, P.S. for five years. The Feldman firm has the City of Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Mill Creek, Arlington and Woodway contracts for public defense. She is experienced in legal research and dealing with the variety of issues associated with a law firm which deals with criminal law.

She is extremely knowledgeable in dealing with court staffs, the Department of Licensing, SNOCOM, SNOPAC, defendants, and pro-se defendants, victims, witnesses and law enforcement personnel. She knows how to secure necessary documents and respond to demands from defense attorneys. Her performance is exceptional and a true credit to every successful prosecution. She knows the law and court rules as well as many attorneys.

Susan E. Bolles , Legal Assistant for the Cities of Arlington, Lake Stevens, Monroe, and Sultan.,
The Law Offices of Zachor & Thomas
23607 Hwy 99 Ste. 1D
Edmonds, WA 98026
Phone: (425) 778-2429
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