Susi Stuart, President: Susi is an associate at ÆON Law, a high-tech IP firm, and focuses her practice primarily on trademark and copyright law. Originally from Minnesota (and also a graduate of Hamline University’s School of Law, alongside former board member Julie Shefchik), she moved to Seattle in order to practice tech related law and to live and participate in a community more welcoming of people from different walks of life. Susi lives on the Hill with her two cats and spends her free time hiking and playing video games.
Lisa Nowlin, President Elect: Lisa is a Staff Attorney at ACLU of Washington. Before joining the ACLU, Lisa was an associate at Keller Rohrback in Seattle, clerked for the Honorable Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and was an associate with Paul Hastings LLP in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. from Seattle University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she helped found the LGBTQ Rights Clinic. Outside of the law, Lisa enjoys attending live theatre, traveling, and craft cocktails.
Praju Tuladhar, Vice President: Praju is a Senior Corporate Counsel at Amazon, and has been with the company since 2012. Prior to that, he was an associate in the Global Finance practice group at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. Outside of work and the QLaw Foundation Board, Praju enjoys supporting the arts and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
John Vogan, Treasurer: John is a Legal Program Analyst with Amazon and has been with the company since 2016. He is native to the Pacific Northwest, but suffers from severe wanderlust and has enjoyed several stints abroad in London and New Zealand. John graduated from Ithaca College in upstate New York with a degree in journalism in 2014 and has worked in newsrooms for CBS and NBC. For now, John lives in West Seattle (which he has affectionately dubbed "the Hamptons of Seattle") with his Schnauzer-Terrier, Xander, and looks forward to continue serving the LGBT community through the QLaw Foundation's important work.
Douglas Wilson “Wil” Miller, Secretary: Wil is an attorney with Story Law at the Eastside Collaborative Law Center in Bellevue. In addition to family law, Wil’s practice also has a special focus on criminal law issues that affect families and family law cases. Wil is a graduate of Duke Law School class of 1988 and spent the first ten years of his career as a prosecutor in New York City and Seattle. From 1992 – 1995 he served as the District Attorney’s Liaison to the Lesbian and Gay Community in Queens, New York. In 1993, Wil received PFLAG’s Morty Manford Award, which recognizes individuals whose work on behalf of the lesbian and gay community best exemplifies the pioneering political spirit of the late gay rights icon. In his limited free time, Wil enjoys film, theater and traveling abroad with his husband and close friends. He joined the QLaw Foundation Board in 2017.
Isaac Ruiz, Immediate Past President: Isaac is the founder and owner of Plaintiff Litigation Group PLLC in Seattle. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School. After law school, Isaac served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado. Isaac represents insurance claimants and people who have been seriously injured by others. He is the author of Washington's Insurance Fair Conduct Act: Cases and Analysis, published in 2014.
Yvonne Curtis: Yvonne Curtis’ practice focuses on criminal and family law. Before opening her own firm, Yvonne was a public defender in King County for 18 years where she represented adults and juveniles charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses. Yvonne is also a member of the QLaw LBGT Bar Association Board.
Adrien Leavitt: Adrien is a public defender with the King County Department of Public Defense, where he currently represents individuals charged with felony offenses. In addition to his work as a criminal defense attorney, Adrien is active in legal community providing resources and support for transgender people. Outside of legal work, Adrien is an avid photographer and, in his free time, enjoys spending time with his Great Dane, Fern.
Dana O'Day-Senior: Dana is a senior associate at Holmes Weddle & Barcott where she practices maritime law. Before joining Holmes Weddle & Barcott, Dana clerked for the Honorable William Dorsey, an administrative law judge with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. Dana is also the Chair of the LGBT Law Section (formerly SOGILI Section) of the Washington State Bar Association and a member of the King County Bar Association and the QLaw Bar Association & Foundation.
Kasha Roseta: Kasha is a Program Supervisor with the Equity and Civil Rights Office at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia. In this position, Kasha works with parents, students, and school employees to resolve allegations of discrimination, conduct civil rights trainings, and monitor school districts for compliance with civil rights laws. Prior to joining OSPI, Kasha spent two years practicing law in the private sector and five years teaching English and running the athletics department at Billings Middle School in Seattle. Originally from Oregon, she earned her law degree from Seattle University, her M.P.A. from the University of Washington, and her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, where she also competed in Division I college soccer (Go Wildcats!). She enjoys trail running, reading historical fiction, watching college sports, spending time with her wife and their two dogs, and working to maintain her current title as the world’s best aunt.
Jacky Sabin: Jacky is the volunteer QLaw Legal Clinic Coordinator & member of the Board of Directors. In her day job as the Pro Bono & Professional Development Coordinator at Davis Wright Tremaine she coordinates the firm's pro bono work as well as lateral attorney integration and retention. Most of her career has been spent in nonprofits and legal aid organizations, and she graduated from WWU with a BA in Human Services & Political Science. Jacky is passionate about access to justice and racial equity, as well as the healing and restorative power of spending time in nature. A self-proclaimed "Seattle foodie" she enjoys finding new places to eat, hiking, kayaking and keeping up on RPDR (RuPaul's Drag Race).
Joshua Treybig: Josh is a civil consequences attorney at the King County Department of Public Defense. He works alongside public defenders to help people who’ve been charged with a crime navigate the many civil legal issues presented by a criminal charge including post-conviction relief, housing, immigration, public benefits, employment, licensure, and family law matters. He volunteers in the QLaw Foundation's Legal Clinic and was recognized as one of the 2017 Volunteers of the Year. He received the National LGBT Bar Association's Student Leadership Award in 2016 and has been on the Association Board since 2015 serving numerous positions including the 2019-20 President-Elect. He is passionate about public service and social justice issues, working with numerous pro bono services and race equity organizations.
Julie Wilson-McNerney: Julie is an associate attorney at Perkins Coie, where she focuses on environmental litigation and project permitting. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, she worked as a legal intern at the Arizona Attorney General's Office in the Natural Resources Section. She served as Vice-President of Pride Law, the LGBT law student organization at the University of Arizona College of Law, and has been a member of the National LGBT Bar Association since 2011. Julie joined us as a new board member of the QLaw Foundation in 2014. In her free time, Julie enjoys watching the Rat City Rollergirls and kayaking with her wife.