|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Snohomish County Bar Association group||Member||2006 - Present|
|Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys||N/A||2007 - 2010|
|Willamette University College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||2006|
|New Approach Washington - discussion||DUI Defense||2011|
|Handling Your First DUI||DUI Defense||2011|
|Washington Traffic Safety Commision||Traffic Infraction Prosecution||2007|
Posted by anonymous
He filed nothing for my case. Blatantly lied about hearings that he never even scheduled. Misfiled my case 3 times. I am quite sure he was working with the opposing council. Check out several attorneys before choosing one. Thankfully my new attorney is great.
Posted by anonymous
I had multiple court apperances where he neglected to show up. Most of the time he would call ten minutes prior to the court apperance to say he wouldn't be there. I had much better success with the public defender i was appointed. Jesse wanted me to plea. The public defender tried the case and was found not guilty. Good thing I didn't listen to this joker
Posted by Rick
I had a criminal charge made against me for 4th degree misdemeanor assault, not the most serious of offences but I nonetheless did not want to be marked out as a criminal for the rest of my life or a good portion of it. The evidence against me was so flimsy as to be almost laughable, and we could hardly believe the prosecutors brought me to trial. Apparently they wanted to give a newly hired deputy prosecutor some experience, and chose me as the lucky one to give it.
Never having been in a courtroom before, I really appreciated Jesse Corkern's efforts on my behalf as well as his willingness to "hold my hand" and explain all the various and many nuances of the trial process.
The person who accused me has been known in our neighborhood for years as a nasty troublemaker. The prosecution tried to get the judge to suppress any of the long, sordid history of this person's actions against the whole neighborhood for years. Jesse Corkern successfully argued to the judge that this person's unsavory history had to be taken into account in order for a jury to judge whether to believe him or not. Once he succeeded in doing that I started feeling a lot better. He did a great job of cross examining my accuser and showing the jury just what a nasty character he is. He also delivered a superb closing statement that made the prosecution's closing statement look ridiculous by comparison.
Lawyers often seem expensive but I think you kinda get what you pay for. Plus they have a lot of overhead expenses so it's not like they get to pocket all their fees. And when you consider the possible consequences, a good lawyer is really almost priceless. I was lucky to find Jesse Corkern listed on the findlaw.com site, since I had no idea where to look or who to call. Hiring him was the right decision, no question about it. Even though the whole process was bothersome and even a little traumatic, I have to say there are few pleasures to compare with hearing the judge read those words: "We the jury find the defendant not guilty." I'm still feeling good about it weeks later.
We were fortunate to have a smart, fair judge, and a good jury. But if Jesse Corkern hadn't been there to get the evidence of my accuser's history admitted, and to plead my case effectively, things could have very well gone against me.
I would not hesitate for one second to recommend Jesse Corkern to anyone facing criminal charges. I hope I never have to go through anything like that ever again, but if I do, my first and only phone call will be to Jesse Corkern. He really did save my hide.
William Kessler, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I strongly endorse Jesse. He is a skillful and effective advocate for his clients. He devotes himself fully to their defense. Anyone facing the criminal justice system would be fortunate to obtain Jesse's representation.
Sheryl Pewitt, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Attorney Jesse Corkern is an experienced trial attorney with a winning track record. As a former Snohomish County Prosecutor, Jesse can easily spot legal issues that may result in charge reductions or dismissals. In addition to being a strong advocate for his clients, Jesse makes clients feel more at ease during the process. I endorse Jesse Corkern without hesitation.