A graduate of Stanford Law School and Pomona College, Victor Minjares lives in Olympia with his wife Melissa (a dedicated schoolteacher) and their two boys. Victor wants to keep Thurston County safe and make it both ethically just and fiscally solvent.
For 15 years, Victor diligently served as a big-city prosecutor. Victor sent dozens of criminals to prison for murders, robberies, home invasions, and other serious felonies for multiple life sentences. While in an elite anti-fraud unit, Victor convicted white-collar criminals operating complex schemes defrauding victims of millions of dollars, and conducted statewide seminars teaching other prosecutors how to ethically pursue fraud cases. Victor put justice above convictions, freeing innocent persons awaiting trial who had been mistakenly accused of murder and other serious offenses.
Over the past 30 years, Victor has handled hundreds of civil, criminal, appellate, and administrative cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts. While in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 corporation, Victor managed dozens of attorneys across the United States. After moving to Washington state in 2005, he spent eight years with the Washington State Attorney General's Office before starting his own civil law practice here in Thurston County four years ago, where he focuses on representing nonprofit organizations, civil litigation, and civil rights cases. While with the state, Victor enforced open election laws for the Public Disclosure Commission, and through his work on nonprofit tax issues, achieved one of the largest PDC penalties ever against the BIAW. He's protected our children in daycare facilities across Washington by preserving state laws mandating access by trained safety inspectors.
Victor is the seasoned attorney we need in 2018 to stop Thurston County's march towards financial ruin, and to provide true justice for ALL of its people.