Public Defense Services (Chapter 10.101 RCW)
Persons charged with a criminal, jailable offense may be eligible for a public defender, if they qualify financially.
Upon a finding of indigency, your case will be assigned to a public defender who will contact you.
A list of the City's public defenders is provided below.
If you have concerns, contact the attorney's firm and ask for the managing partner. If your concern has not been addressed, call Nick Gerde as (509) 884-9515.
- Departments:Public Defenders
- Title:Public Defender
- Phone:(509) 667-8667
The City contracts with Kottkamp & Yedinak, P.S. and the Law Office of Tony DiTommaso to provide public defenders in the East Wenatchee Municipal Court.
Sean Esworthy joined Kottkamp & Yedinak in 2015. Sean grew up in the Southern California where he graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005. Sean then attended law school at Seattle University where he graduated, with honors, in 2010.
During law school, Sean was a Rule 9 Intern for the City of Marysville’s Prosecuting Attorneys’ Office. After passing the Washington State bar in late 2010, Sean took his prosecution experience to the beautiful Wenatchee Valley and worked for Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith, and Marchant, PS, in the role of Assistant City Attorney, where he prosecuted misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, until early 2013. After that, his practice shifted towards civil litigation in the areas of personal injury, family law, public records, and litigation under Washington’s Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.
Sean’s practice now focuses primarily around criminal defense, juvenile law, unlawful detainers, and family law; however, he encourages clients needing help in other areas to seek his assistance. Outside of the courtroom, Sean enjoys participating in the Chelan-Douglas County Young Lawyers Association, where he serves as Secretary. He likes to stay active by working out, biking the loop trail, playing basketball, and hiking one of the many gorgeous trails that North Central Washington has to offer.