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Jacqueline Porter

About me

My passion for the law began with a degree in Criminal Justice in 1997.  I went on to obtain my Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law.  I have a demonstrated record of success in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings. 


I am also an experienced and compassionate family law attorney.  I represent clients in all aspects of family law, from divorce and parenting plans to adoptions and third-party custody actions.  


When not defending clients, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Steve, and grown daughter, Alli.  I also have a passion for animals and can be caught on any given day playing around with various creatures, including goats, pigs, and chickens.  My favorites are my quarter horse, Riley, and miniature donkey, Leona.    I may dress up for work, but I have no problem getting dirty.



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Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 25%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Michael Robert Addams

    I fully endorse Jacqueline Porter for criminal and family law matters. She is skilled and compassionate, and really works to make a difference in the community.


    Michael Addams Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Erek Robert Puccio

    Jacqueline is one of the most well-respected lawyers in the community. She is passionate in her representation and works hard to achieve the best outcome for her clients. I strongly endorse her work.


    Erek Puccio Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

421 W Riverside Ave
Suite 707
Spokane, WA, 99201-0410


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAVVO2015
Finalist: Making Spokane Better AwardSalvation Army2014
40 Hour Basic Mediation TrainingNorthwest Mediation2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
William Booth Society DesignationSalvation Army2014
William Booth Society designationSalvation Army2013
State v Gunwall creative writing awardGonzaga University School of Law2010
Summa Cum LaudeWhitworth University2007
Laureate Society designationWhitworth University2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Jacqueline Porter2010 - Present
Court -appointed attorney on Child In Need of Services casesSpokane County - contract basis2011 - 2014
Rule 9Spokane County Public Defenders2009 - 2010
Rule 9Northwest Justice Project2009 - 2009
InternLaw Office of Eric Steven2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association Of Women Business OwnersFundraising Chair2015 - Present
Greater Spokane IncorporatedGeneral Member2014 - Present
Spokane Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
Northwest Justice ProjectContract Attorney2012 - Present
Whitman County Bar AssociationGeneral member2011 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Solo & Small Practice SectionMember2011 - Present
Spokane District Court Liaison CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationGeneral member2010 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationGeneral member2010 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Washington State Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Washington v. T.B.Dismissed
City of Spokane v. C.F.Dismissed
State of Washington v. S.H.Charges not filed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwest Mediation CenterMediationCertification2014
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Whitworth CollegeLiberal StudiesBLS2007
Rochester Community CollegeCriminal JusticeAssociate of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spokane County Bar AssociationDUI Overview from Arrest Through Conviction2015
Overcoming ObstaclesBeating the Odds2015
Gonzaga University School of LawPro Bono Legal Services2015
Beating the OddsThe Less than Direct Path to Legal Success2015
Beating the OddsOvercoming Obstacles2014