OAC Attorneys and Staff



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Daryl Rodrigues is Director of the Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel. He previously served as Public Defender for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and in private practice in eastern Washington. Born in England to East Indian parents, he migrated to the US in 1980 and became a citizen in 1994. He has been a member of the Washington and Federal Bars since 1994. He serves on the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers court rules committee. Before law school he worked as a Designated Mental Health Professional in several Washington counties. He has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Seattle University, a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law and an M.B.A. from Whitworth University. He is married and has two children.


Contact OAC employees by e-mail through clicking on the names below, or by phone at (360) 754-4897

Daryl Rodrigues, Director
Corrine Cole, Administrative Supervisor

Superior Court

Patrick O'Connor, Lead Attorney

Major Crimes Unit:
John Hansen
Larry Jefferson
Patrick O'Connor
Jim Shackleton

Felony Unit:
Alex Frix - Veterans Court
Phil Griffith - Drug Court
Jenna Henderson
Eric Pilon

Tracy Sims, Paralegal
Paula Howell, Legal Assistant

District Court

Zack Hofstad, Lead Attorney

Sara Hixson - Mental Health Court
Zack Hofstad
Phillip Sung-Ho Kim
Alyssa Pomponio
Luke Swinney

Lupe Hernandez, Legal Assistant
Melissa Miller, Legal Assistant
Dawn Ward, Legal Assistant

Family and Juvenile Court

Sharonda D. Amamilo, Lead Attorney

Juvenile Offender Unit:
Larry Jefferson
Josh Sneva

Dependency Unit:
Sharonda D. Amamilo

Thyda Davis, Legal Assistant
Pam Hipp, Legal Assistant