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Judge Thomas L. Meyer 

The second of eights sons, born and raised in Olympia, WA, Judge Meyer attended local schools and graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 1974.  Prior to law, he worked as a carpenter and commercial fisherman.  The Honorable Thomas L. Meyer has served as Yelm’s Municipal Court Judge since 1992. 

Court Administrator, Sonia S. Ramirez 

Originally from Texas, Sonia has been a Lacey, WA resident since 2005. She has worked in the legal field since 1999 in Texas, California and now Washington. Besides being a mother of three very active children, Sonia enjoys volunteering in the community, cooking, Zumba, and spending time with family and friends.  Sonia joined the City of Yelm family in 2013.

Court Clerk, Judy Butler 

A Yelm resident since 1963 and graduate from Yelm High School.  Judy married her high school sweetheart and has three children who also graduated from Yelm High School.  Right after high school, Judy worked for the Department of Licensing, then opened her own cleaning business in Seattle.  She enjoys traveling and all outdoor activities, especially biking, running, camping and fishing. Judy has been the Court Clerk for Yelm Municipal Court since 1987. 

Brent Dille, City Prosecutor/City Attorney

Brent has lived in the Pacific Northwest all his life.  After graduating from the University of Washington, he attended Seattle University School of Law.  Brent joined Bean, Gentry, Wheeler & Peternell, PLLC in 2014, but has served as the City Attorney for Yelm since 2000.  In 2002, he was appointed prosecutor for the City.  Brent is married and has two children. When not practicing law, he enjoys boating, skiing, golf, and Husky football.

Nathan Dysart, Public Defender

A native of Olympia, Washington, Nathan graduated from Tumwater High School.  After attending Centralia College, Nathan graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Economics in 1981.  He is also a graduate from the University of Puget Sound Law School.  Nathan has been the Public Defender in Yelm since he started his private law practice in Olympia in 1985.





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