Marly Moil Lazenby, Paralegal
Marly joined BLC in December 2014 with a clear mission to make a difference in the lives of low-income individuals. As a court clerk and an immigration paralegal she has worked with individuals and families of diverse backgrounds and from all over the world. Her true passion is helping empower people to overcome fear, disadvantage, and injustice.
Marcos Zuniga, DHAP Directing Attorney
Marcos began working for BLC in June of 2018, and is super excited to rejoin the Seattle-King County legal services community. Marcos is a graduate of University of Michigan’s School of Public Health with a Master degree and worked in substance abuse prevention in Detroit’s Latino community before heading off to law school in Buffalo, New York. He has practiced law in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. For Marcos the most exciting thing about working for BLC is using his legal training to fight the good fight. He believes this has never seemed more important than during these times when BLC’s client population seems to be more marginalized with each passing day.
Madeleine Harnois, SSAP Directing Attorney
Madeleine joined BLC in August 2018 as the Social Security Advocacy Project Directing Attorney. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian and East European Studies from Oberlin College in 2013 with a focus on human rights issues, and subsequently graduated from Seattle University School of Law cum laude in 2017. Both before and after obtaining her law degree, she has worked with a number of Seattle area public interest and civil legal aid organizations. Madeleine is dedicated to using her position as an attorney in order to elevate and assist all people in need of legal assistance and representation, especially those with multiple barriers preventing access to justice.
Daniel Parker, Mobile Attorney
Daniel joined BLC in September of 2017 as the Mobile Attorney. He attended the University of Redlands for undergraduate and Seattle University School of Law to obtain his law degree. After graduating from Seattle University, Daniel worked at an organization in Seattle that helps people experiencing homelessness find jobs and stable housing. Now, he is working in South King County to provide legal assistance for those who need help obtaining or maintaining their Social Security benefits. He uses his background in social services to help clients navigate complicated systems and overcome administrative barriers.
Shannon Wong, Development Coordinator
Shannon graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology before joining BLC in June of 2018. While attending the University of Washington, Shannon developed a passion for learning more about economic inequality, the intersection of poverty and incarceration and avenues to pursue criminal justice reform. Before working at BLC, Shannon developed a desire to help people living in vulnerable populations while spending over five years volunteering for the Seattle Red Cross of King & Kitsap County. Outside of work, Shannon dedicates her time to helping children with life threatening illnesses while volunteering at the Make a Wish Foundation, and uses her Sociology degree to advocate for individuals who are homeless in the Seattle community where she was born and raised.
Alex KF Doolittle, Executive Director
Alex became BLC’s executive director in July 2009 after representing hundreds of people in Social Security matters as directing attorney at BLC. Alex graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Anthropology, and from the University of North Dakota School of Law. As a law student, Alex was the Student Director of the UND Law Clinical Education Program. Alex utilizes her law degree as a tool to give a voice to individuals and entities that traditionally do not have a voice in the law. She has worked to help clients stand-up for their rights in state and federal court as well as in administrative venues to enforce the First Amendment, the ADA, WA Growth Management Act, WA Shoreline Management Act, and the Social Security Act.
Becca Maloney, Staff Attorney
Becca joined BLC in January 2019. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a B.A. in Philosophy and Women’s Studies, and went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law. During law school, Becca was the Student Director of the Orange County Human Rights Association and the Student Supervisor of a public benefits advocacy volunteer program. Since coming to Seattle, Becca has volunteered at various public interest organizations providing legal advocacy and protection to the most vulnerable populations. She is passionate about using her law degree to provide BLC’s clients equitable access to vital benefits.
Peter Grieser, Staff Attorney
Peter joined BLC in January 2019 as a staff attorney. He graduated from Seattle University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and received his law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2018. His mission is to use his legal education and skills to empower and passionately advocate for those in the Washington State community who face legal and economic barriers.