Our firm was founded in 1948 on a simple guiding principle – to provide clients with quality legal services in a manner that would exceed their expectations. Throughout our history, we have stood for an unrelenting commitment to quality and excellence in everything we do. We come to the table with our sleeves rolled up, ready to work hard, and with a commitment to providing our clients with the quality of service upon which we have built our professional reputation.
Kevin W. CureEmail Kevin is an experienced litigator. He spent nearly four years as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Kitsap County where he handled more than thirty jury trials and was assigned the office’s most serious crimes, including homicides. Before joining Sanchez, Mitchell, Eastman & Cure, PSC in 2012, Kevin worked for a Tacoma firm where he developed a comprehensive commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and estate planning practice. Kevin graduated with honors from Washington State University and received his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.
Kevin focuses his practice on litigation matters with an emphasis on probate and estate litigation and business litigation. In addition to litigation, Kevin is well-versed in establishing and operating trusts and wills and providing estate planning, with a goal of minimizing probate problems and taxes.
Kevin lives in Manette with his wife Ashley and their three children, Charlie, Henry & Louisa. Kevin is on the board of governors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound and is a board member of the Bremerton Parks Foundation.
John F. MitchellEmail John’s practice includes personal injury and insurance coverage cases, estate planning, probate, and various transactional matters.
John is a Bremerton native who graduated from East High School. He graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon before joining the Navy and serving as an intelligence officer in Vietnam, Korea and Panama. John graduated with distinction from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1975 and began practicing law in Kitsap County in 1976.
John was a part-time Superior Court Commissioner from 1978 to 1982, has also served as a judge pro tem in nearly all of Kitsap County’s courts, and has arbitrated hundreds of cases. John has the highest ethical and professional skills rating (AV) available from the Martindale-Hubbell National Rating System. In 2015, John received the Kitsap County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award.
John married Aurea in 1973 and they have two sons, Jeff and John. Jeff is a pipefitter on nuclear reactors and John is a Vice President with Morgan Stanley. John has enjoyed sailing since he was a child and also enjoys fishing.
John currently serves as general counsel to the Port of Brownsville and is the Managing Trustee of the 30 million dollar Bremer Trust. John is a past President of the Kitsap County Bar Association and the Downtown Bremerton Rotary Club and a former trustee of Olympic College from 1985 to 1992. John is active with the Bremerton Yacht Club, the Admiral Theatre, and Harrison Medical Center.
Carrie E. EastmanEmail Carrie’s practice includes general civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury, landlord/tenant law, estate planning, and probate.
Carrie is a Kitsap native and alumni of South Kitsap High School. Carrie is a 2005 graduate of the University of Washington where she earned a B.A. in political science and a minor in communications.
Carrie received her law degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, where she earned academic honors in legal research and writing as well as for her work in the Willamette Clinical Law Program. She joined the firm in 2009.
Carrie is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Kitsap County Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, is admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and serves as an arbitrator for the Kitsap County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration program. Carrie currently serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Kitsap and Meals on Wheels Kitsap.
Neil R. WachterEmail Neil’s practice areas include general civil litigation, appellate law, and municipal law, including land use and eminent domain. He became well known to the Kitsap bar and bench as a deputy prosecutor who would take on difficult and high-stakes cases and often come out on the winning end. In the courtroom, Neil gained a reputation as a lawyer who would fight tenaciously for the rights of crime victims and survivors without losing sight of the prosecutor’s duties of fairness to the accused and to the larger criminal justice system.
After 12 years as a criminal prosecutor, Neil converted to civil and municipal work for the County and became well-versed in the workings of local government and representing public agencies and departments. He represented the County on tort, civil rights, public records and civil enforcement matters and his published Court of Appeals opinions include Kitsap County v. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club, 184 Wn. App. 2542, 337 P.3d 328 (2014), review denied, 183 Wn.2d 1008 (2015) and Vergeson v. Kitsap County, 145 Wn. App. 526, 186 P.3d 1140 (2008). Between his work for the County and later for the City of Auburn, Neil has more than nine years of experience in municipal law.
Neil is a graduate of the University of Washington (BS, Environmental Health) and of Lewis and Clark Law School. He is a member of the Washington and Oregon State Bars (inactive in OR) and is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a member of the Kitsap County Bar Association, he is recipient of that bar’s Humanitarian Award in 2003 and its President’s Award in 2014.
Bryan A. WichertEmail Bryan joined Sanchez, Mitchell, Eastman & Cure, PSC as an associate attorney in 2016. His areas of practice include general civil litigation with an emphasis in creditor's rights, probate and estate planning. Bryan is a graduate of Washington State University (GoCougs!), where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and earned his law degree cum laude from Seattle University School of Law.
During law school, Bryan externed with the Washington State Board of Tax Appeals in Olympia, WA, and served as Vice President of the Tax Law Student Association.
When not practicing law, you can find Bryan waist deep in a local river stalking salmon and steelhead, cheering on his favorite sports teams (Mariners, Trail Blazers, Sharks and Seahawks), or at the park with his Dogue de Bordeaux, Penelope.
Kevin W. Cure
John F. Mitchell
Carrie E. Eastman
Neil R. Wachter
Bryan A. Wichert
Eastman & Cure, PSC
Eastman & Cure, PSC
At Sanchez, Mitchell, Eastman & Cure, PSC, our practice is designed to deliver the highest-quality legal services, efficiently, and at a reasonable cost. We treat our clients the way we'd want to be treated as clients. We return calls promptly. We listen. In approaching your legal matters, we honor and serve your objectives, whether they are solving a legal problem, righting a wrong, or protecting your rights and interests.