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Jennifer Frere Volk

Jennifer Frere Volk

also known as Jenni Volk

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Business, Lawsuits & Disputes

About Me

Jenni Frere Volk was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington.  She also had the pleasure of living in eastern Washington for four years while attending Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington’s most prestigious collegiate institution. 


 


As a liberal arts college, Whitman provided Jenni with a solid foundation to become a successful, well-rounded attorney and business owner.  


Jenni went on to graduate magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law.


 


Although the subject of death can be delicate, Jenni became interested in teaching others about estate planning so that they could take comfort in knowing that their loved ones would be taken care of upon their passing.  Jenni’s friends and family have always considered her a “planner” – so estate planning seemed to be a natural fit.


 


She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is currently the co-chairman/co-founder of the Washington First Responder Will Clinic.


 


Jenni currently lives in Seattle with her husband, Ben, and her two young children.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Probate: 40%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 5%
  4. Business: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-195/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Jenni is great to work with--very efficient and sharp.

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    Jessica Clawson Land Use & Zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Megan Hazel Gebhardt

    Jenni has a strong background in probate and can provide hands-on, competent help with all sorts of probates. She is easy to work with and very professional while making the process understandable.

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    Megan Gebhardt Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

309 W. Republican
Seattle, WA, 98119

The Volk Law Firm, PLLC

4616 25th Ave NE #301
Seattle, WA, 98105

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200407/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Thomas Neville Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor (Principles of Law)Cascadia Community College2008 - 2010
PrincipalThe Volk Law Firm PLLC2005 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Washington First Responder Will ClinicBoard of Directors2014 - Present
The Washington First Responder Will ClinicPresident2014 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationPublic Service Committee2012 - 2013
Washington First Responder Will ClinicCo-Chair2006 - 2013
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Able to handle taxable and non-taxable estates, as well as trust administrationsatisfied clients; efficient outcomes

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Breast Cancer Legal Resources GuideGuardianship & Estate Planning2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of Law Business concentrationJ.D.2004
Whitman CollegePolitics; HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington First Responder Will ClinicBasic Estate Planning Training2012
Washington First Responder Will ClinicEstate Planning 1012011
Job StrategiesPutting Your Law Degree to Work in Tough Times2009
The Basics of Estate Planning - Wills & TrustsEstate Planning2008
Sand Point Education CenterIs a Revocable Living Trust Right for Me?2008
Master the Probate Process in WA StateProbate2008
Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for Me?Trusts2008