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Lani Jeanne Sockle

Family Attorney at Olympia, WA

3.7   6 reviews

also known as Jeanne Sockle

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lani

Learn Lani’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%

    18 years

  2. Family
    35%
    Family Law - including divorce, legal separation, custody and parenting plans, child support, establishing paternity and parental rights. Special focus on meeting the needs of men. Go to: www.DivorceLawyersForMen.com

    18 years

  3. Child custody
    10%

    18 years

  4. Child support
    10%

    18 years

  5. Medical malpractice
    10%
    Medical Malpractice - working for the injured patient or the family of someone who died due to medical negligence

    29 years

Jeanne Sockle is the managing partner of Morris – Sockle, a prestigious Olympia law firm, and co-founder and co-manager of Divorce Lawyers for Men™, a dynamic and progressive approach to, marketing to, and representing men in Washington’s Family Courts.  Jeanne has over 25 years of complex civil litigation experience in Washington State Courts. 

Jeanne Sockle is a graduate of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) APR 6 Law Clerk Program. Rather than attending traditional law school, Jeanne worked and studied as a Law Clerk in the, firm under the supervision of the WSBA, for four years.  Before successfully passing the Bar Exam and becoming licensed as an attorney, Jeanne worked for thirteen years as a paralegal, giving her the best of both forms of legal education – formal academic training and thirteen years of on-the-job experience. Additionally, Jeanne has a Bachelor’s Degree from The Evergreen State College and an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from University of Maryland.

Jeanne is a licensed member of the Washington State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in United States District Court Western District of Washington.  She served in WSBA leadership with two terms as Chairman of the WSBA Law Clerk Board, and several years as a member.  Jeanne is also an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, a President’s Club member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the King County Bar Association Family Law Section, Public Justices, and other professional associations.  Jeanne was awarded Washington’s 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™ and was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by Business Examiner Media.

In 2016, Morris - Sockle, PLLC, was named The Best Civil Litigator by Corporate America's Legal Elite.  Meanwhile, Jeanne was selected as one of Washington’s 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™ and rated among the Top 10 Attorneys by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.  Most recently, Jeanne was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by Business Examiner Media. 

Jeanne strongly believes in providing clients with committed and purposeful legal counseling and advocacy through strategies that include negotiation, mediation, arbitration and, when necessary, trial.  “Our job in agreeing to represent a client is to clearly identify the client’s concerns; to provide counseling and create a reasonable strategy for achieving attainable goals; and then to implement the plan through aggressive advocacy.”   In short: Listen to the client; provide knowledgeable legal advice; work hard using skill and experience to get the client the best possible outcome.  Jeanne is also keenly aware of the emotional and financial demands that litigation imposes on the firm’s clients and is dedicated to treating each client with respect and appreciation for placing their trust in Morris – Sockle.

 

The mother of four grown sons, and a former military spouse, Jeanne has lived and worked in Olympia since 1991.  In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family, adventure travel, sailing, snorkeling, and yoga.  

 

 

 

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Location

Morris Sockle Attorneys at Law
3025 Limited Lane NW Suite 200
Olympia, WA, 98502-2613

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Dan | April 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate, thorough and professional
Compassionate, thorough and professional Though she wasn't able to take my case, she did try, and was honest and said my case was out of the scope of her expertise. Unlike so many Attorneys who want to get paid for a consult up front before they tell you that your issues are outside their field. But they charge you 200-400 and claim its research. augh!
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2012
Efficient & Knowledgeable
Very easy to work with, answers all questions and provides me with sound advice and direction. Her work is very detailed, articulate and through. Would recommend to anyone!
Posted by Doug | February 17, 2011
Support
My family was in need of help with a personal injury event that had happened to a member of our family. We were referred to Jeanne Sockle from a family friend. Jeanne met with us, laid out a plan, and negotiated with the insurance company until we were compensated to the extent that we had coming. I can not say enough about the quality of service that we received from Jeanne and her staff.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2011
Jeanne was the best
Working with Jeanne was a great experience, in a not so great situation. She was always very compassionate and caring and made me feel at ease with my case. She was clearly very knowledgable about personal injury.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just received a bill from 2 years ago for $1700 from Morris-Sockle
I wrote the review on October of 2020. I just received a bill for over $1700 after I paid off my bill almost 2 years ago! These people are obtuse. Stay away, stay far away. They advertise as Divorce Lawyers for Men, yet they automatically gave the $1200 residential credit to my ex while she makes over $12k/month and it is 50/50. I said in the previous review to stay away and she is trying to charge me $1700 after 2 years and no billing information on time charged. She is obtuse.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steer Clear! Disbarment Material!
Morris -sockle would not give me receipts of their work done. After repeatedly asking for it they did not give it to me. I was not able to show it for court and thus the court did not consider having the other party pay for my attorney. They also filed paperwork with the court and directed me to file within 3 days. It said so in the file with court. I sent it in 4 days within court and they did not accept. The court directed me to take it up with the Bar. Steer clear! They also tried to settle out of court. I said no and I got 4 times the amount they told me I should take. Big mistake and they are known to only give you half a day to review your paperwork. They defended giving opposing counsel 42 days. Stay away! She is with the devil. Should not be associated with lawyers for men. That is a con. They will take retainer and ask for more...
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Morris - Sockle, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Frank Morris and Associates
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Paralegal
  • Frank Morris - Attorney at Law
  • 1990 - 2003

Education

  • Washington Sate Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Evergreen State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Associates Degree
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hit By Drunk Driver
  • Case settled before trial $150,000 +
  • Deadly Medication Error
  • Settled at mediation $300,000+
  • Trip Hazard
  • Settled at mediation $100,000+

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle member
  • N/A
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • active member
  • N/A
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • active member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • President's Club
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Law Clerk Board
  • Chairperson
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Capitol chapter)
  • Past Member
  • 2004 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Premier Law Firm
  • Newsweek
  • 2017
  • Most Innovative Law Firm
  • Corporate America
  • 2017
  • Woman of Influence
  • Business Examiner Media
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Best Civil Litigator - Washington
  • Corporate America
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • National College of Advocacy "Advocate"
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Trial (American Association for Justice)
  • Peer Review Articles Submitted for Publication
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Green River Community College Paralegal Studies
  • WSBA Law Clerk Program
  • 2011
  • South Puget Sound Community College CLE
  • Settlement Demand Preparation
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (53)
Endorse Lani
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeanne is an extremely knowledgeable attorney with an eye for detail. She is realistic and compassionate about the work she produces."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Sockle is dedicated and resourceful."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Jeannie and the attorneys who work with her. They are dedicated and tireless advocates who are results oriented and efficient. She is caring, compassionate, and detail oriented. I strongly recommend her and the services that her firm offers."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeanne is a savvy, experienced and focused attorney who is a credit to the legal profession. With years of experience in medical malpractice, personal injury and family law, she is focused on providing high quality legal representation. Jeanne quickly impressed me as an attorney who is continually improving her ability to serve her clients and the legal community with the highest standards of personal service and integrity. I'm proud to endorse her."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an experienced, talented, knowledgeable attorney who practices law with compassion for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeanne is a tenacious and tireless advocate for her clients. She is a very good lawyer and a nice person. I regularly refer cases to her office."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeanne is an excellent medical malpractice and personal injury attorney. She is skilled in the practice of law, and cares deeply for her clients"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Sockle is a hardworking and an excellent attorney who does great work in representing her clients."
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