2014-2015 YLD Board Nominations Announced
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After a thorough application and interview process in which a number of great candidates came forward, the King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Nominations Committee has nominated a slate of candidates for the upcoming vacancies on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Trustees.

The Committee nominated one candidate for each open position as follows: Lori Worthington Hurl, currently serving as YLD Vice Chair, for a one-year term as Chair of the YLD; Ian Franzel, Miriam Gordon, Stephanie Lakinski, and Vinnie Nappo, each for three-year member terms; and Jamiee Johnson, for a two-year lay member term.

YLD members and lay members who wish to challenge the slate may run against the above-named candidates for member and lay member trustee positions by submitting a petition signed by at least five members of the YLD in good standing and filing that petition with the office of the King County Bar Association on or before Thursday, May 15, 2014. For more information about the petition process, please contact the Member Services Manager, Christine Dreps, by email at chrisd@kcba.org or by telephone at (206) 267-7003.

Lori Worthington Hurl

Member - Three Year Term
Ian Franzel
Miriam Gordon
Stephanie Lakinski
Vinnie Nappo

Lay Member - Two Year Term
Jamiee Johnson


Lori Worthington Hurl

I have been honored to serve on the KCBA YLD Board of Trustees’ as the Vice-Chair and to continue serving on the board as the 2014-15 Chair. As the Chair, I am looking forward to building a broader membership base and creating more opportunities for young attorneys to get involved in the community. I believe every young lawyer can benefit from being involved in the YLD - as there is no better place to get to know your colleagues through free happy hours, informative CLEs, and rewarding pro bono work.

I received my B.A. from the University of Washington, and my law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. I am a sixth year associate at Betts, Patterson & Mines, and my practice focus is primarily in complex litigation and insurance defense, with an emphasis in professional liability.

I am committed to serving the needs and interests of newer members of the bar, and I am eager to expand the KCBA YLD’s presence in the community. Thank you for your consideration.

Ian Franzel

Since 2010, I have practiced Real Estate, Probate, and Debtor/Creditor law, first in firms and now as a solo. Along with many of my new/young attorney peers, I have gained immensely from serving in the Neighborhood Legal Clinic, the Housing Justice Project, and being an organizer at the YLD Walk-in Clinic. If chosen to be a Trustee, I would work KBCA staff and the YLD Board to educate the pool of YLD attorney volunteers about the broad range of legal-aid resources and referral options administered by the YLD and the KBCA. This would involve working with volunteer trainers and using social media to encourage new attorneys to volunteer more and to educate them on the best channels of referring clients to specialized legal-aid clinics. I hope to deliver this benefit to all YLD members, who, like me, are excited to contribute and to serve the YLD's goals and mission.

Miriam Gordon

I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the Young Lawyer Division's Board of Trustees. As a 2013 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, I am already connected to many young attorneys in King County. I will build on these relationships to plan events that will be useful to new attorneys as well as social activities to keep us all sane! I bring the experience and knowledge of three years on the board of the Public Interest Law Association at UW and numerous other leadership positions in my undergraduate and post-undergraduate career. I will work hard to bring valuable and fun events to all the young attorneys in King County!

Stephanie Lakinski

Stephanie (Curry) Lakinski is a Seattle-area native who graduated from the University of Washington Law School in 2013. She is an associate at Karr Tuttle Campbell practicing primarily in their bankruptcy and employment law groups, and she also volunteers for the KCBA's Housing Justice Project. Stephanie is eager to join the YLD Board of Trustees in order to help young attorneys build meaning professional connections, develop their practice skills, and give back to the community.

Vinnie Nappo

Vinnie Nappo is a graduate of the UW law school and a third year associate at Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. He practices in a variety of complex personal injury matters, with a special emphasis on child abuse and sexual assault litigation. He volunteers with the King County CASA program, KCBA Neighborhood Law Clinic, and the NW Immigrants’ Rights Project. He also serves as the WSBA Litigation Section Young Lawyer Liaison. With a position on the YLD Board of Trustees, Vinnie is excited to work closely with KCBA in support of its programs, expand his professional network, and help young lawyers get involved in the bar and other areas of community service.

Jamiee Johnson

Jaimee Johnson is a disputes and investigations consultant with Navigant Consulting, Inc. Navigant provides expert testimony and privileged consulting on data, damages/quantum and valuation issues in complex commercial disputes. Jaimee studied business finance at the University of Washington and is in the process of becoming a Certified Management Accountant. She has participated in numerous King County Bar Association and Young Lawyers Division events, specifically, the annual MLK luncheon and breakfast with champions, happy hours, and community involvement events. Jaimee is very excited about the opportunity to serve on the King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board of Trustees.


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