Criminal Division 

509-574-1210

Link: Prosecuting Attorney Page




Appellate Unit 

509-574-1210


The Appellate Unit handles appeals for criminal cases from Superior and Juvenile Courts.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Hanlon, Tamara Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Trefry, David Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

District Court Unit 

509-574-1218

Link: Prosecuting Attorney Page

The District Court Unit handles all stages of criminal prosecution - from charging to trial to appeal to probation hearings - in non-felony cases, and all stages of proceedings in infraction cases (such as speeding) both in Yakima County District Court and in Grandview Municipal Court. The District Court Unit is located in Room 233 in the Courthouse.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Davis, Julia DUI Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Gill, Jamil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Hursh, Carolyn Office Specialist
Martinez, Analilia Office Technician
Maybee, Kerrie Office Specialist
Mendoza, Irene Office Technician
Thorn, Heather Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
White, Andrew Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Worley, Sean Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Young, Kimberly Office Specialist

Gang Unit 

509-574-1210

Link: Prosecuting Attorney Page

The Gang Unit handles all stages of criminal prosecution - from charging to trial to sentence condition violation hearings - in adult felony gang cases. The Gang Unit is located in Room 329 in the Courthouse.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Clements, Troy Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Hintze, Gary Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

General Felony Unit 

509-574-1210

Link: Prosecuting Attorney Page

The General Felony Unit handles all stages of criminal prosecution - from charging to trial to sentence condition violation hearings - in adult general felony cases. The General Felony Unit is located in Room 329 in the Courthouse.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Brusic, Amanda Office Technician
Carrillo, Dina Office Specialist
Chen, Samuel Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Delatorre, Debra Paralegal
Garent, Annie Office Specialist
Gaytan, Heather Office Specialist
Guzman, Alvin Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Knittle, Duane Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Pessemier, Jaime Office Specialist
Ramm, Kenneth Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Silverthorn, Susie Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Soukup, David Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Vargas, Maria Office Specialist
Weber, Mikaela Paralegal
Wright, Brooke Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Juvenile Court Unit 

Yakima, WA 98901

1728 Jerome Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901

509-574-1260

Link: Prosecuting Attorney Page

The Juvenile Court Unit handles all stages of criminal prosecution - from charging to trial - in cases in Juvenile Court.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Barrett, Nicholas Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Garza, Rosemary Office Specialist
Holbrook, Holai Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
McHenry, Chad Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Pleasant, Jolene Office Specialist
Quiroz, Joyce Office Specialist

Narcotics Unit 

509-574-1210

Link: Prosecuting Attorney Page

The Narcotics Unit handles all stages of criminal prosecution - from charging to trial - in adult felony drug cases. This unit works closely with narcotics law enforcement agencies, and is located near them, outside of the Courthouse. The Narcotics Unit is located in Room 329 in the Courthouse.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bowman, Quinten Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Camp, Joshua Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Special Assault Unit 

509-574-1210

Link: Prosecuting Attorney Page

The Special Assault Unit handles all stages of criminal prosecution - from charging to trial to sentence condition violation hearings - in adult felony special assault cases. The Special Assault Unit is located in Room 233 in the Courthouse.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Boswell, Jared Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Jackson, Steven Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
McDaniel, Codee Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Victim / Witness Assistance Unit 

509-574-1210

Link: Prosecuting Attorney Page

The Victim / Witness Unit:
  • Provides assistance to victims and witnesses in felony criminal cases
  • Provides basic crisis intervention to victims and witnesses
  • Provides referral information to victims and witnesses about resources and/or other agencies available to them
  • Provides information to victims/witnesses about hearing dates, trial dates, sentencing hearings and resolution of cases
  • Coordinates time for victims and witnesses to testify in pretrial and trial hearings
  • Assists with transportation/travel of witnesses to and from Court
  • Provides basic assistance to prosecutors in case preparation
  • Determines restitution in criminal cases
  • Assists law enforcement and child protective services in investigations of crimes against children
  • Provides training to law enforcement and child protective services in the area of crimes against children
  • Provides assistance to child victims/child witnesses throughout criminal investigations and criminal trials
The Victim/Witness Unit is located in Room 233 in the Courthouse.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Allan, Lisette Paralegal/Investigator
Barajas, Cecilia Paralegal/Investigator
Barajas, Norma Paralegal/Investigator
Buchanan, Aaron Senior Manager/Senior Investigator
Figueroa, Annette Senior Program Representative
Gallardo, Amy Paralegal/Investigator
Gamache, Chelsea Senior Program Representative
Jensen, Darla Paralegal/Investigator
Lamb, Melissa Senior Program Representative
Reser, Kari Senior Program Representative
Wilson, Shannon Paralegal