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About me

I understand the difficulties and emotional turmoil divorce can cause.  My practice involves helping my clients understand and make decisions about all aspects of their case, including parenting and child support matters, simple financial estates and complex of financial cases involving business valuation, the division of government and private pensions/retirement accounts, stock options/awards/grants and real estate.


I work with my clients to craft solution based strategies with the ultimate goal being to meet their unique needs and interests.  The long term well-being of my clients is important to me and while contested litigation is sometimes necessary or unavoidable, I find that practical advice and solutions often lead to the best long range outcomes. 


Most people wish to resolve their family matter in manner that is respectful and that best preserves their long term well-being and that of their children.  I work with my clients and the other side to help manage conflict and guide my clients toward decisions that meet their short term objectives and long term well being.


There are various ways to approach reaching a resolution.  The commonly seen options are self negotiation, attorney negotiation, mediation, the collaborative law process and contested litigation.  My experience allows me to provide my clients with information and advice not only about their legal rights, but about the various dispute resolution options and then guide them through their chosen process.  

In addition to being licensed in WA, I am admitted to practice before the US District Court Western District of Washington and the Supreme Court of the United States.  I no longer practice law in Maryalnd or  Washington, DC.  I resigned from the DC Bar in 2011 and went on inactive status with the MD Bar in 2014.


Born and raised in Alaska, I still enjoy being outdoors hiking, skiing and fishing.  During college, I spent my summer breaks from school working as a deckhand on commercial fishing boats in Cook Inlet and Bristol Bay.  I've lived both in the Washington DC Metro Area and here in Washington (Tacoma and Seattle).  I enjoy travel and engaging with different cultures and have been various places in the world including Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and various countries within continental Europe.  Currently, I find time to enjoy gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends.  I still travel to Alaska each summer to spend time with family and to go fishing for halibut and king salmon.




Practice areas


  1. Family: 96%
    15 years
  2. Mediation: 4%



Hourly ($295/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Carlos Mariano Lastra

    Jennifer is an exceptionally talented attorney in family law litigation. During her time in my part of the country, I battled against Jennifer in a wide variety of family law matters. As a result, I have since referred her a number of clients because I have complete confidence that she will get the job done right. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Deborah Lynn Gordon

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Contact info

Integrative Family Law, PLLC

901 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2800
Seattle, WA, 98164


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Maryland Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
Washington, DC Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Bar LeadersMontgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Bar LeadersMontgomery County Bar Foundation2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGoldberg Jones, PLLC2009 - 2011
AttorneyGierke, Curwen, Metzler & Erie, P.S.2008 - 2008
Sr. AttorneyStrickler, Sachitano & Hatfield, PA2001 - 2007
AttorneyBurgess, Fitzer, P.S.1998 - 2000
AttorneyPierce County Department of Assigned Counsel1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Compass CollaborativeMember2013 - Present
King County Collaborative LawMember2011 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionFamily Law Section Chair 2014-20152009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Pennsylvania State University Alumni AssociationN/AN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2011
Montgomery County Inns of CourtBarrister2005 - 2007
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2007
Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember and Co-Chair (2006)2002 - 2007
DC Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2011
Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County chapter)Member and officer2001 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - cum laude1995
Pennsylvania State UniversityLiberal ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Section MeetingADR Approaches in Family Law - Arbitration, Mediation or Collaborative Law - a Panel Discussion2007
Law School for the PublicAlimony and Marital Property Awards2006
Divorce Legal Seminar Part I and Part IIDivorce2004