As one of Bellingham’s top family law attorneys, Jennifer advises and advocates for clients in all areas of family law. Her passion is helping clients navigate the law during difficult and significant life events. Her expertise includes: divorce, legal separation, child custody and child support issues.
Jennifer recognizes that litigation can be harmful to a family. As a trained Collaborative Law attorney, she helps her clients through the collaborative divorce process. When litigation is necessary, Jennifer has years of court experience and practices with consideration and focus on the family unit.
Jennifer formerly served as a law extern for the Honorable Judge Ronald Leighton (2008), a public defense attorney for the City of Bellevue (2009-2010), a non-profit staff attorney at the Center for Justice in Spokane (2010-2012), an associate practicing federal copyright litigation at a New York law firm (2014), and an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Roger Ellingson in Blaine (2016-2017).
In addition to family law, Jennifer’s practice also includes federal and state civil litigation, probate administration, and simple estate planning.
Seattle University School of Law
University of Washington
B.S. Mathematics, 2004
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
ASSOCIATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Bellingham Sunrise Rotary Club
Whatcom Collaborative Law Professionals
Washington Bar Association
Whatcom County Bar Association - Secretary (2019)
Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington (DRAW)
LAW Advocates Committees Member and Volunteer
Whatcom County Chapter President - Washington Women Lawyers (2016-2018)
Whatcom County Chapter Vice President - Washington Women Lawyers
Spokane County Chapter Secretary - Washington Women Lawyers
Spokane Social/Communications Chair - Washington Women Lawyers
AWARDS, ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION
Washington Women Lawyers Whatcom County Member of the Year 2016
Washington Women Lawyers Spokane Chapter Member of the Year 2011
Access to Justice Conference Faculty June 2012: “Community Advocacy: A New Model for Resolving Legal Problems for the Poor”