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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™, in 2016.


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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Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
    10 years
  2. Divorce: 35%
    10 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    21 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    10 years
  5. Child Custody: 10%
    10 years



Hourly ($275-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

Morris Sockle Attorneys at Law

3025 Limited Lane NW Suite 200

Olympia, WA, 98502-2613


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
National College of Advocacy "Advocate"American Association for Justice2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMorris - Sockle, PLLC2004 - Present
Associate AttorneyFrank Morris and Associates2003 - 2004
ParalegalFrank Morris - Attorney at Law1990 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Law Clerk BoardChairperson2008 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle memberN/A
Thurston County Bar Associationactive memberN/A
Washington Women Lawyers (Capitol chapter)active memberN/A
Trial Lawyers for Public Justiceactive memberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaPresident's ClubN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hit By Drunk DriverCase settled before trial $150,000 +
Trip HazardSettled at mediation $100,000+
Deadly Medication ErrorSettled at mediation $300,000+
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial (American Association for Justice)Peer Review Articles Submitted for PublicationN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington Sate Bar AssociationAPR 6 Law Clerk ProgramN/A2003
Evergreen State CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
University of Maryland, College ParkParalegal StudiesAssociates Degree1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Green River Community College Paralegal StudiesWSBA Law Clerk Program2011
South Puget Sound Community College CLESettlement Demand Preparation1999