Law Office of Jacqueline Porter

Firm Overview

Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Professional Licensing Defense.
Main Office
Main
421 West Riverside Avenue
Suite 707
Spokane  WA  99201
Phone
  • (509) 747-1817
Fax
  • (509) 474-9166
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
I offer a free telephone consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Most of my defense services are offered on a flat-fee basis,.
Hourly Rates
Most of my family law services are charged on an hourly basis.

Office Information

Office Hours
By appointment.
Emergency After Hours
Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose criminal law in particular because it is an area that I have always enjoyed. At one point, I obtained an associate's degree in Criminal Justice and through that process I gained a broad perspective of the criminal justice system.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I am all for clients becoming as educated as possible about their legal issues; however, the legal world can be very confusing to navigate. Even an experienced attorney will find the need to consult with other attorneys on many legal issues. A client has to weigh what is at stake against the cost of legal representation and let that guide their decision on whether or not to hire counsel.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

In very limited cases I am willing to coach a client in self-representation.

Jacqueline Porter

I have served as a Rule 9 for both the Spokane County Public Defender's Office and for Northwest Justice Project. I have also interned for a private attorney whose practice was focused on Landlord-Tenant issues.

I have all of the required credentials to practice law (a Juris Doctorate and membership in the state bar association), but it is my years of blue-collar work that make me a better lawyer. I know firsthand how hard people work just to make a decent life for themselves and their families. I have tremendous respect for these peoples' time, money, and rights, and it is my pleasure to help them protect all that they have worked so hard for.

One of my strengths is my understanding that good people can be accused of crimes. My style is very straightforward - I want what is best for the client. I only accept a case if I think I can do right by my client. If I think someone else could do a better job than me, I will let the potential client know so that they can make an informed decision.

Personal interests:

I've always loved the rodeo and I have dabbled in barrel-racing. I also have a growing love of baseball (Mariners, Twins, and Yankees - don't ask).

License
  • Bar Number: 43173
    Washington , 2010
Education
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2010
    Spokane, WA
  • Whitworth College
    Bachelor of Liberal Studies , 2007
    Spokane, WA

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