Senior defense attorney; JAC Director
Richard is one of the most experienced and respected criminal defense attorneys on the peninsula. His breadth of experience includes dozens of felony and misdemeanor jury trials, and appeals before the Court of Appeals and the State Supreme Court. Richard is the director of Jefferson Associated Counsel and currently handles serious felonies and drug court cases for the firm. He also maintains an active private practice focused on criminal defense in local, state, and tribal courts.
“During the 25+ years I’ve been a defense attorney here in Port Townsend, I’ve represented local dignitaries (and their kids), notorious bad guys, national media personalities, and every day people that just need help. I’m going to listen and work with you to figure out what is possible, what is not, and fight damn hard to get you the best result.”
Senior defense attorney
A former prosecutor who represented the state in King, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, and Clallam counties, Scott has over the past two decades devoted his practice to representing indigent criminal defendants in both District and Superior court, juvenile respondents alleged to be either delinquent, at risk or in need of services, and parents whose constitutional rights to the care, custody, and companionship of their children has been challenged by the state.
In addition to his jury trial practice, Scott has successfully argued appeals in front of the Washington State Supreme Court and the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Lillian Powers is a public defender with Jefferson Associated Counsel. She also serves as a board member for Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) and Unemployment Law Project (ULP). She was the 2016 Seattle University School of Law Frances Perkins Fellow at ULP, a nine month post-graduate position in which she provided direct representation, advice, and community outreach for unemployed workers, with an emphasis on connecting ULP with Washington’s immigrant and refugee community members.
Jack grew up in Jefferson County and received his diploma from Port Townsend High School before moving away for college. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies. He was admitted to practice law in 2015 after “reading the law” under the Washington APR 6 Law Clerk Program and passing the bar exam. He is admitted to practice law in all Washington State Courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Nat Jacob was born and raised in Northwest Montana and came to Jefferson County to join JAC in 2013. Nat has a passion for fairness, justice, and always ‘roots for the underdog’ in sports and in life.
Nat’s social justice advocacy is ever-present in his practice. He likes to think of himself as much social worker as attorney. He has received several Pro Bono Service Commendations from the Washington State Bar, including in 2019, and was named Jefferson/Clallam Pro Bono Lawyers Volunteer of the Year in 2018.
Nat has served on a number of local non-profit boards, including as the former President of the local Bar Association, and as former President of the Jefferson County Clemente Board of Directors.
Currently, Nat is on the front-lines of a Statewide effort to end debt-based driving suspensions, an issue that he has been passionate about since he became a public defender.
Office manager Jennifer and legal assistant Susie have a wealth of paralegal experience and knowledge of how to get things done within the local judicial system and Department of Licensing.
Lily Haight grew up across the water in Marysville, WA. In 2017, she graduated with a degree in journalism from New York University, where she focused her studies on investigative reporting. She moved to Port Townsend in 2018, where she began working as a reporter for the Port Townsend Leader. She joined the team at Jefferson Associated Counsel in 2020 as their inhouse investigator. If you have questions about an ongoing case investigation, you can reach her at 360-302-6634 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.