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Access to Justice Institute
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 115
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: (206) 398-4173
Fax: (206) 398-4261

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ATJI Staff

Diana SingletonDiana Singleton


Phone: (206) 398-4168

Bio: Ms. Singleton joined the ATJI staff in June 2007 and brings almost a decade of experience as an attorney with the Northwest Justice Project. As a staff attorney for the King County office, she represented low-income people in a variety of matters ranging from foreclosure rescue scams to denials of government-subsidized in-home care services to child custody and support disputes to employment rights. Prior to joining the King County office, Ms. Singleton was a staff attorney for CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education Advice Referral), Washington's centralized intake hotline where low-income people call for free civil legal assistance. She co-founded and co-coordinated the Legal Services Consumer Law Task Force and also collaborated with other advocates to conceive and supervise an immigrant financial justice project. She has served on several state and countywide committees and coalitions involving predatory mortgage lending, low wage worker rights, child support advocacy, and equal access to government services. She earned her J.D. at Seattle University School of Law and a B.A. in Communication Studies at Westmont College.

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Jen WerdellJennifer Werdell

Associate Director

Phone: (206) 398-4455

Bio: Jennifer Werdell joined ATJI as Associate Director in July 2011 after several years of managing public service and pro bono programs in Seattle, New York, and Cambridge, MA. Jennifer most recently served as a Fellowships Program Manager at the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership. Prior to that Jennifer worked in the Seattle area for three years, managing national initiatives for NPower, a nonprofit technology assistance provider, and then helping to oversee Microsoft's corporate employee volunteer program.

Jennifer received her B.A. from Amherst College and her J.D. from New York University. After law school Jennifer clerked for U.S. Magistrate Debra Freeman in the Southern District of New York and then served as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and legal services attorney in New York City, addressing public benefits and economic justice issues through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and pro bono recruitment strategies. She also served as board member and Director of Advocacy for Project FAIR, a collaborative, volunteer-based project providing assistance to low-income and homeless individuals. Through Project FAIR she solidified her passion for helping students and professionals utilize their skills and talents to meet the needs of underserved and underrepresented individuals and communities.

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Clay WilsonClay Wilson

Moderate Means Program Attorney

Phone: (206) 398-4356

Bio: Clay joined the ATJI staff in November 2010 and serves as the Moderate Means Program Attorney and as Adjunct Faculty teaching the Moderate Means Practicum. Prior to joining ATJI, Clay was an attorney with the Northwest Justice Project for thirteen years. During that time he was an advocate on the CLEAR legal hotline, represented low-income individuals in family law matters and eviction cases, managed the Northwest Justice Project's Contract Attorney Program, and was a CLEAR supervisor. Clay also has experience as a health care administrator, policy analyst, and mental health counselor.

Clay has an extensive history of community volunteer experience; he currently volunteers at legal clinics for Kitsap Legal Services, a non-profit volunteer lawyer program, and has served on their board for the last nine years, most recently as Board President. Clay received B.A. and B.S. degrees from Washington State University, and an M.P.A. and J.D. from the University of Washington.

Clay is the point person for the Moderate Means Program.