Ethan JOnesPresident
Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel

Ethan Jones is the Lead Attorney for the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel. He manages a team of seven staff attorneys that provide civil legal services to the Yakama Nation, its departments, programs, and enterprises. Ethan’s practice focuses on litigation in federal, state, and tribal forums on matters related to the Treaty with the Yakamas of June 9, 1855.

Ethan is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. He moved to the Yakima Valley with his wife Michelle in 2013. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys camping, barbecuing, and spending time with family and friends.

James M. BoyerVice President
Abeyta Nelson Injury Law PC

James Boyer is an attorney with Abeyta Nelson where he exclusively represents individuals injured by the fault of others including car crashes, dangerous premise injuries, and dog bites.

James received his undergraduate degree at University of Portland and law degree at St. Louis University. James moved to Yakima from the Midwest in 2013 and has not looked back. Aside from his practice, James enjoys fiddling, canoeing, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife and dog.

Wendy J. WinfieldSecretary
Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services

Wendy Winfield is the Family Support Staff Attorney at Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services where she assists clients experiencing domestic violence and other legal barriers with family law issues and protection orders.

Prior to her work at VAS, Wendy served as a Senior Assistant City Attorney in the Prosecution Division for the City of Yakima for just over ten years. She has also previously worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Yakima County and in private practice representing clients in criminal and family law matters. Wendy is originally from Alaska, although she has called Yakima home for over 13 years now. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two large dogs, traveling, Peloton workouts, watching bad reality television, and learning Spanish.

Teresita TamezTreasurer
Teresita Tamez is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Yakama County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She represents the State in criminal prosecution matters within Yakima County.

Teresita is a graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law. She moved to the Yakima Valley with in 2017. In her spare time, Teresita enjoys road biking, hot yoga, and spending time with family.

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