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Jessica E. Johnson

Animal law Attorney at Spanaway, WA

4.8   13 reviews

also known as Jessica E Johnson, PLLC, "The Equine Esquire"

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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2013
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About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Animal law
    Equine & Animal Law related legal services, including LLC formation, contracts (waivers, boarding, training, breeding, sales, leasing, etc), animal custody disputes, sale disputes (fraud/breach of warranty), equine/animal-related litigation, & more!

    10 years, 500 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

    10 years

Compassion.  Integrity.  Transparency.


Equine and Animal Related Legal Services serving individuals, businesses, & professionals.  I also handle Chapter 7 Bankruptcies.


Licensed in Washington.  Located in Spanaway, WA, Pierce County.

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Jessica E Johnson, PLLC


4.8 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by teresa | November 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
she is the best
Jessica is savvy, patient and compassionate. She was the perfect person to save my two dogs who were rescued out of a bad situation. There are few like her out there. Jessica is a human being, and love animals. Thank you!
Posted by Kathi | September 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Provides prompt courteous professional service
Jessica was a pure pleasure to work with for my liability release waiver. She had good input and suggestions for my specific needs and is very knowledgeable about the inside workings of the pet dog industry. She is easy to collaborate with for specialized requests and details. She completely the documents quickly once she had the necessary information and was very thorough with her follow-up communications. Thank you Jessica for making the process so effortless!
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Posted by Kristin | May 25, 2023
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Great personal service
Jessica was very helpful in educating us and then writing up an equine liability release and a hold harmless agreement for our barn. She took the time to talk with us and went right to work. She was helpful and completed the job in a timely manner. I highly recommend her services and would use her again in a heartbeat should we need her advice.
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Posted by Sharel | February 21, 2023
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Excellent Experience
Mrs. Johnson is a win all across the board. She is knowledgeable, passionate, kind, soothing, understanding etc. She answers calls and emails promptly. There are only good things that will come your way when you hire Mrs. Johnson. When taking on such a task as bankruptcy its very overwhelming, Mrs. Johnson will walk you through the process step by step. Having Jessica E. Johnson on your team is an all-around win for everyone involved. I will definitely send people her way.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2022
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Wonderful to work with!
Jessica was so knowledgeable and wonderful to work with! Very professional and kind. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Brian H | May 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I worked directly with Jessica for almost TWO YEARS; here's what I honestly thought:
I have worked with a handful of lawyers in varying aspects I would guess around 7-8 of them. Jessica was the one single lawyer that stood out to me amongst all of them. She is extremely detailed, professional, a very type A personality which I think obviously helps her thrive in running her own practice. You work with her directly she doesnt have any assistants, she is busy but she makes sure you will have the time needed to handle anything with your case, she case loads and manages well. The one of many things that stood out to me was her transparency to see exactly where your money was going down to the almost minute. She breaks down her billing not by the hour like a lot of lawyers but if she has a 15 min phone call with you youre going to see a phone call with client on your bill and shell charge you for 15 min of time. That was very re-assuring and she does her billing at the end of every single month religiously. And for the sake of this review if I had to give a negative about her which take this with a grain of salt because it definitely might not be the same for you but in my opinon Jessica sometimes isn't the most aggressive lawyer that I would have liked. She is very transparent which is a good thing and while I think you can be transparent and frank with someone while still being aggressive, and again im sure this isnt everyones experience my experience with her is she is one of the most understanding, just I cant stress enough of how incredibly professional this lawyer is it was truly endearing to me to see that because a lot of times your lawyer is going to see and hear things that were only meant for the closest person in your life to hear and that was never meant for anyone else, until a lawsuit happens and Jessica took everything and every time something sensitive would come up you can tell that she has experience with these things because not a single time did she ever make me feel like she wasn't there with me and going to figure this out. She is truly a one of a kind lawyer and you would be lucky to be able to hire her if she has the time to take on your case, I was one of the lucky ones and wish her the best of luck in her career as a lawyer. Thanks again Jessica!
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Posted by Tina | May 7, 2022
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SO Happy with our results!
We asked for liability waivers and property lease contracts for our non profit horse business. I had no idea all that was covered and needed. Much more thorough and comprehensive than our waiver we had before we transitioned into a non profit. And our old waiver was pretty good, this new one is so much more. Jessica knew everything that needed to be covered, and she went above and beyond finding a way to make it work digitally on my website. She also was available to answer many questions from my volunteers (also signing the new waivers) and how it effected them. I am so happy we found Jessica Johnson and will use her services in the future as needed.
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Posted by Vanessa | September 2, 2021
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Amazing service
I would hire Jessica E.Johnson again in a heartbeat. I was looking for a equine attorney and ran across Jessica on google. I was being sued on a horse I sold. She helped me with the laws and sent me info to help me on my case as I was unfamiliar with the laws of horse selling and law in general. She was very prompt in replying and very thorough to explain the laws to me. She does very well in communicating and responding in a very timely manner and found her to be very knowledgeable. We won my case. Thank you so much again Jessica.
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Posted by Debbie | March 11, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Jessica is an excellent attorney. I had an incredible experience working with her. There are not enough words to describe her dedication, knowledge and experience in equine law. Her professionalism, along with her compassion was so reassuring at such a difficult time. She worked diligently on my case and was able to resolve it in a timely manner. I am forever grateful for working with such a talented attorney. I highly recommend Jessica E. Johnson!
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Posted by Valerie | January 29, 2021
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Handling a sensitive issues
Jessica helped me with a sensitive matter and i can't be more pleased. She gave me several options as we went along with this process. At each step we discussed the issues, the cost, and the repercussions. I couldn't be more pleased with how things were handled.
Posted by Jessica | November 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and efficient.
I highly recommend Jessica Johnson as an attorney she is professional and efficient. Jessica set up the LLC for my business as well as the contracts for my clients and resolved a legal matter. She is wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Molly | June 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jessica Johnson was a joy to work with!
I hired Jessica to form my Washington state LLC. When I first moved to the state, I was going to move a professional services business with me but was daunted by the ins and outs of forming the entity in Washington and decided not to. When it came time to try again, I got smart and looked for an attorney. Of the five attorneys I contacted, Jessica is still the only one who contacted me back, and she did so within hours. We had an excellent consultation where she provided me with so much information, I could have possibly taken on the task myself, but her professionalism and knowledge gave me the faith that it was worth the investment the have her complete the process for me. I am so glad I did! The work was completed in reasonable amount of time and very much to my satisfaction. I highly recommend Jessica!
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Posted by Sue | March 17, 2022
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Not very attentive or responsive.
Upon original consultation Jessica conveyed that my "vicious dog case" had a good chance of being dropped along with understanding I had a budget of $2500, and was willing to do the work that would save me attorney fees. The $2500 didn't even get me to the hearing! If I would have continued I would have been double that. Even after spending $2700, you would have thought she would have at least got my dog's name correct.... which she failed to do.
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Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Jessica E Johnson, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • Evergreen Law Office, PC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gig Harbor Law
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Robinson Tait, PS
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (Infractions)
  • 2013 - 2013
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  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Washington State Bar Association - Animal Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
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  • Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Member
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  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section
  • Member
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  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Idaho State Bar, Animal Law Section
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section, Animal Law Committee, and Equine Law Subcommittee
  • Member
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  • English

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 04
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"I have worked with Jessica and she is a highly skilled dedicated lawyer. I refer bankruptcy and animal law cases to her as I do not handle those in my practice. Jessica is a pleasure to work with. She is highly respected in the community. And she does right by her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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Spanaway Animal law Lawyer Jessica E. Johnson
Jessica E. Johnson
Animal law Attorney
Spanaway, WA
Licensed for 10 years
Virtual consultation available