Prosecuting Attorney's Office Staff


Walter Gordon Edgar

Walter Gordon Edgar

Gordon became the elected prosecutor on January 1, 2019, after serving for 23 years as a deputy to Mr. Steven Clem. Gordon began his legal career as an intern for Alaska Legal Services in Kotzebue, Alaska in the summer of 1989. After graduation from law school in 1991, Gordon moved to Wenatchee where he worked in private practice for two years before joining the Chelan County Prosecutor's office as a deputy in 1993.


Brigham Young University, B.A., American Studies (April 1987)
Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, J.D., (May 1991)

Bar Membership:

Washington State Bar Association (1991)
United States District Court, Western District of Washington (1992)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington (1998)

National and State Associations:

Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (1993 - )
National District Attorneys Association (1999 - )

Boards and Commissions:

Reserve Police Officers Academy, Instructor (Fall 2000 and Fall 2003)
Waterville School District, Board of Directors (1998 - 2017)
Wenatchee Arts Commission (1994 - 1995)
NCW Allied Arts Council (1992 – 1995)
Wenatchee Performing Arts Center, Board of Directors (1994 - 1995)

Mr. Edgar served as an intern for Alaska Legal Services in Kotzebue, Alaska in the summer of 1989. After graduating from law school, Mr. Edgar moved to Wenatchee where he worked in private practice for two years before becoming a deputy prosecutor with the Chelan County Prosecutor’s Office.  Mr. Edgar joined the Douglas County Prosecutor’s office in 1995.

Mr. Edgar has been actively involved in the community over the years,  serving on the Waterville School Board for 20 years, coaching youth sports, and as a member of the Mission Creek Players theater group and the Lions Club.



Jenny Schlaman

Jenny Schlaman

Jenny Schlaman has been employed in the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office since 1998.  She served as the Victim-Witness Coordinator until 2008, when she accepted the position of Administrative Legal Assistant and has since become the Office Administrator.

Ms. Schlaman graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in Education.  Ms. Schlaman has completed Harbor View Sexual Assault training and numerous Domestic Violence trainings, and serves as a Child Forensic Interview Specialist.

The Administrative Legal Assistant performs paralegal duties which include adult criminal prosecutions.  The Administrative Legal Assistant also assists the Prosecuting Attorney with budget, payroll and office management.

Ethan Morris - Deputy Prosecutor



N. Smith Hagopian - Deputy Prosecutor



James T. Mitchell - Civil Deputy




Gabriela Sanchez

Gabriela Sanchez is the Victim-Witness Coordinator for the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney.  Ms. Sanchez received her A.A. degree from Wenatchee Valley College in 2007 and a B.S in Social Services, with a Psychology minor, at Central Washington University in 2009.  Ms. Sanchez has extensive experience in youth services and is English/Spanish language bilingual.

Victim-Witness Coordinator duties include assisting crime victims with processing Crime Victim Compensation applications and restitution requests, keeping victims and witnesses informed regarding prosecution case status, coordinating the testimony of witnesses, and assisting with interviews of child crime victims and witnesses for law enforcement. 

Jenn Biggar - Legal Assistant