Washington State Attorney General’s Office
Honors Class of 2016
From L-R: Chief Deputy Shane Esquibel, Cheerful Catunao, Jessica So, Brennan Schreibman, Jordyn Jones, Wilson Sosa-Padilla and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is pleased to announce the 2017 Honors Class. These Honors Candidates, selected via the Office’s highly competitive fall recruitment process in 2016, have been recently placed into Assistant Attorneys General positions.
Cheerful received her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington school of Law where she was an active member of the Environmental Law Society and a member of the Public Interest Law Association. Prior to law school, she earned a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Guam. In addition to working for a few private firms, both in Seattle and Guam, as legal intern and legal assistant, Cheerful was selected to serve as a Judicial Intern for the United States District Court of Guam. Cheerful will continue her commitment to public service in the Attorney General’s Office’s Ecology Division.
“The best thing about my role in the AGO is that I’m working my dream job right after law school. The fact that I work with tremendously supportive colleagues and hardworking clients only makes it better. I’m very lucky.”
Jordyn earned her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. While at Seattle University, Jordyn was very active in mock trial and appellate competitions and was engaged in Seattle University’s Women’s Law Caucus, Seattle Youth Traffic Court. Prior to law school, Jordyn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and American Government from the University of Puget Sound. Jordyn has a long history of public service, not only by serving as a legal intern for the Washington State Senate Committee Services, but as a law clerk in this Office’s Torts Division. Jordyn will serve the people of Washington in the AGO’s Labor and Industries Division in Olympia.
“The AGO is an incredible place to begin a career. There is a huge wealth of knowledge to take advantage of and everyone is incredibly supportive.”
Wilson Sosa Padilla
The Juris Doctor Wilson received from Seattle University School of Law in 2017, is actually his second legal degree. Prior to attending Seattle University School of Law, Wilson attended and received a degree from the Universidad Blas Pascal in Argentina, following which he practiced as an attorney in Argentina for a brief period of time. While attending law school at SU, Wilson served as an extern for Justice Gonzalez of the Washington State Supreme Court and the AGO’s Labor and Personnel Division. He also served as an extern for the King County Bar Association Family Law Program and US Department of Veteran Affairs. Wilson will serve the AGO and people of Washington in the AGO’s Tacoma Division’s Labor and Industries Section.
“I work with an amazing group of professionals that really care about Washingtonians. I am glad that the office has given me this opportunity to grow as an attorney and at the same time have work-life balance.”
Brennan received his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law, where he was selected as a Villanova Law Public Interest Scholar, was a semi-finalist for the Reimel Moot Court Competition, and served on the Villanova Law Review. Prior to law school, he received his B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Gonzaga University and an A.A. from Spokane Falls Community College. Prior to coming to the AGO, Brennan was a Law Clerk to Acting Chief Judge Robert Lawrence-Berrey of the WA Court of Appeals Div. 3, and served as a Certified Legal Intern for the Defender Association of Philadelphia and the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic. In addition, he served as an intern for both the U.S. District Court and the AGO’s Spokane Division. This makes his current assignment in the Spokane Division’s Labor and Industries Section a homecoming of sorts.
“Throughout my internships and clerkship, I saw firsthand the different ways the AGO effectively enforces Washington’s laws, guards the legal rights and interests of our state’s citizens, and protects our vulnerable populations. I’m so honored and happy to become part of this important work as an AAG—I get to help L&I enforce rules that keep Washington workers safe and able to go home to their families at night, and also help make sure the money in our state workers’ compensation fund is used appropriately and lawfully to help people who get hurt on the job.”
Jessica earned her JD from Seattle University School of Law in 2017 where she was awarded the Trustee Law Scholarship. While attending law school, Jessica was an active participant in SU’s Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, Seattle Youth Traffic Court and Seattle Journal of Environmental Law. Before law school, Jessica earned a B.A. in China Studies from the University of Washington. Jessica brings to the Attorney General’s Office, and specifically her new assignment in the Labor and Industries Division in Seattle, a wide array of experiences, both in public service (e.g., serving as a law clerk for the AGO in its Labor and Industries and Social and Health Services Divisions) as well as in the private sector.
“After seeing and experiencing the barriers that impacted individuals in my community, I wanted to serve populations in need. Working for the AGO allows me to serve and protect people’s interest at a large scale.”