2005 Lewis and Clark Law
2001 Southern Oregon University, Psychology
For the first ten years of her law career, Jennifer worked as a prosecutor for the City of Vancouver. During this time, she practiced in all phases of litigation, negotiations, court hearings, drafting documents, and trials. She has tried numerous cases to juries and the bench. She spent four years as the lead attorney for the Domestic Violence Prosecution Center in Clark County.
Jennifer has earned a solid reputation in the community for ethical and professional legal services. Her background in psychology helps her understand how to assist her clients at a time when they are confronting challenging decisions, making her a helpful advocate when clients are working through complex and often difficult situations.
Jennifer focuses her practice on elder law, estate planning, and real estate matters. Her practice involves working with clients to prepare contingency-plan documents, such as Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives and other documents to define the management and disposition of her clients' affairs in the event of disability or death. She assists her clients by advising them in their roles as Personal Representative or Trustee in carrying out legal duties, assembling the assets, meeting tax and other legal requirements, and distributing the estate in accordance with the governing documents. She works with both landlords and tenants, drafting detailed leases, protecting tenant and landlord rights, and resolving evictions.
Jennifer has spoken extensively throughout the region regarding her expertise in domestic violence and abuse. She is trained as a guardian ad litem for guardianship matters, where the best interest of an individual needs to be determined by an impartial third party. She serves on the Board of Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, which provides legal advice to low income individuals. She previously volunteered for a non-profit organization, providing landlord tenant services for low income tenants, and currently serves Meals on Wheels to seniors in the community.
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