Coos Bay Regional Office Staff



Alysha Cruz joined the Coos Bay Office in 2016 as a legal assistant.  She participates in community outreach  and loves that her job enables OLC to bring a sense of hope into the lives of the low income individuals and families that are served.  She is the mother of five wonderful children; in her free time she enjoys watching them participate in their sports, socializing with friends and family and spending time outdoors.


Brett Pruess

Brett  Pruess was hired as a staff attorney in the Coos Bay office in 2010. He became managing attorney of the office in 2015. Brett graduated from Montana State University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Between college and law school, he spent two and half years as a Peace Corps volunteer in South America where he learned Spanish. Currently, Brett sits on the Board of Directors of The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon. When not in the law office, he enjoys surfing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his wife and young son on the beautiful southern Oregon coast.


Bill Niese

William (Bill) Niese joined OLC in 2015 as a staff attorney. He graduated from California Polytechnic University Pomona and Willamette University College of Law where he served on the Moot Court Board and wrote for Willamette Law Online. Outside of work, William enjoys reading, movies, and watching hockey.