Clinic Teachers: Where Are They Now?

The Clinical Law Program has been privileged to partner with numerous talented attorneys and teachers, including:

Ann Benson (Immigration Law Clinic, 1995-1999) is the Directing Attorney for the Washington Defender Association's Immigration Project in Seattle, WA. She is recognized as a leading national expert on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. She received the Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in 2005 and the King County Washington Women Lawyers Friend of the Judiciary Award in 2009.

William (Bill) Covington (Technology and Public Policy Clinic, 2003-2007) is faculty manager of the US School of Law Externship Program and continues to teach the Law and Public Policy course.

Pam Crone (Unemployment Compensation Clinic, 1999-2000, and Legislative Clinic, 2006-2008) maintains a full-time lobbying practice on behalf of a variety of non-profit clients including Legal Voice.

Lynn Cox (Mediation Clinic, 1994-1995) is Associate Dean of Student Services at Linn-Benton Community College. . Since leaving the UW Clinics, Lynne has worked in a variety of positions, including as Clinical Mediation Director and Director of Legal Education in ADR (LEADR) for UO Law School, teaching mediation for Willamette University College of Law, and directing two non-profits.

Lisa Daugaard (Automobile Impoundment Clinic, 20001-2004) became Deputy Director of The Defender Association in 2007.

Lourdes Fuentes (Immigration Law Clinic, 2006-2007) has her own immigration law practice in Seattle.

Leo Hamaji (Criminal Law Clinic, 2001), is Felony Division Supervisor, The Defender Association. He served on the Seattle City Council Police Accountability Panel in 2008.

Kate Laner (Immigration Law Clinic (2000-2002) is an attorney with  the Northwest Justice Project.

Amy Kratz (Immigration Law Clinic, 2001-2004) practices immigration law in Seattle in a private practice in which she continues to focus on citizenship, asylum and deportation defense.

Bob McCarthy (Indian Law Clinic, 1998-2002) was recognized by the Oklahoma Bar Association with its 2008 Courageous Lawyer Award. He is general counsel to the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission in El Paso, Texas.

Michele Storms (Family and Unemployment Law Clinic, 1993-1996; Child Advocacy Clinic, 1996-2001) has been Executive Director of the Gates Public Service Program at the University of Washington School Law since 2006. From 2001 to 2004 she was a state-wide advocacy coordinator at Columbia Legal Services and she held the same position from 2004-2006 at the Northwest Justice Project.

Jay Stansell (Immigration Law Clinic, 1993-1995) is in private practice in Seattle after a stint as Assistant Federal Public Defender.

Maria DeLourdes Victoria (Child Advocacy Clinic, 1999-2002) has her own bilingual mediation/collaborative practice, Tolin & Victoria, LLP. In addition to her law practice, Maria is an accomplished writer in both English and Spanish, and has been published in Mexico, Spain, the USA and Argentina. She is the author of the award-winning novel, Les Dejo el Mar (Ediciones B, 2005) and is co-owner of House of Writers/ Casa de Escritores Casa Escritores/House of Writers

Mary Wolney (Auto Impoundment Clinic, 2001-2004) is in private practice specializing in criminal defense, elder law and wills.

George Yeannakis (Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Spring Quarter 2005) is Models for Change Special Counsel with the non-profit Team Child.

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