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Carolyn Morikawa

Carolyn has spent her entire legal career representing vulnerable populations. She was a staff attorney at The Defender Association in King County and Washington Appellate Project. Carolyn enjoys meeting her clients and making sure their stories are heard. 

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Damari Peralez-Long

Damari is a Washington native and recently began her graduate studies at Northwestern University – Chicago online program working toward an M.A. in Public Policy and Administration. She graduated May 2021 earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology Magna Cum Laude. 
Damari has a passion and commitment to social justice and is an avid learner. Prior to starting at the Snohomish County Legal Services, Damari was a Digital Marketing and Community Projects Coordinator for the Latino Educational Training Institute.
In her free time she enjoys hiking, working out at her local gym, and traveling, among other activities. She remarks how if she could move anywhere it would be to Paris, France as she partook in a study abroad trip for 2-3 weeks during her undergraduate studies. Damari’s aspirations include making a change through policy reform at the local and state level and ultimately attending law school, concentrating on environmental, human rights, and international law.

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Diane Weyrick

Diane’s relationship with Snohomish County Legal Services spans 17 years. She first came to SCLS as a Rule 9 intern.  She subsequently worked as a part time contract attorney, and since 2007, as a full-time staff attorney.  She currently manages our Family Law Clinic and D.i.S.c.o. (Divorce in Snohomish County) class as well as our Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Clinic (which is currently on hiatus). 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Diane worked as a musical comedy actress, licensed massage therapist, and Alaska tour guide.  Not surprisingly, she takes a holistic approach to the practice of law, encouraging legal problem-solving that promotes constructive rather than divisive resolution of legal issues achieved in a non-combative manner. 

Diane is also known as Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma to a select group of individuals. All of these Dianes agree that Equal Access To Justice should be more than just a catch phrase for public law enthusiasts.  Working at SCLS enables her to put her money where her mouth is, and she hopes to continue with SCLS for years to come.

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Angelina Marques

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Angelina Marques has been a dedicated advocate for immigrant, women, and worker’s rights. She has worked closely with immigrant communities since high school and has spent years working with students with limited English proficiency. While a student at Seattle University School of Law, she interned at the Alaska Immigration Justice Project, provided legal representation through her school’s Immigration Law Clinic, and advocated for farm worker rights in central Washington. She also interned at King County Superior Court, and with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
After law school, Angelina enjoyed volunteering with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and our organization. Prior to joining our team as a Housing Justice Project Staff Attorney, Angelina worked as an immigration attorney reuniting families and representing clients in immigration court.
In her new role here at SCLS, Angelina is excited for the opportunity to provide legal representation to low-income individuals facing evictions and other landlord/tenant issues, as well as to help expand access to knowledge and understanding of the laws that affect our clients. 

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Jody Riegler

Jody Riegler is a recent addition to the SCLS Housing Justice Project team as a paralegal. She has an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies and more than 5 years experience providing legal support with government and non-profit agencies. Her passion to aid and support the community has always been the driving force to provide equal protection under the law to all. In her free time, Jody and her family enjoy spending as much time enjoying the outdoors, time with friends, and exploring new adventures.

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