Class of 2007
B.A., History, University of California San Diego
Ernest Radillo is committed to serving poor and immigrant communities as an associate at Ogden Murphy Wallace in Wenatchee, Wash., after years with Columbia Legal Services, a statewide non-profit law firm that provides free legal aid in civil matters to low-income people throughout Washington.
Ernest has received the national Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship, the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit Award, the Seattle University School of Law Access to Justice Institute Leadership and Service Award, the Washington State Bar Association Courageous Award, the City of Wenatchee Social Justice Award, and the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington Nueva Generación/New Generation Award.
In 2010, Gov. Christine Gregoire appointed Ernest to the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs. Ernest strives to improve public policy development and the delivery of government services to the Hispanic community.
While in law school, he was executive editor of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and served as a judicial extern to Judge Carol Schapira of King County Superior Court.