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.
Hourly ($275-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|National College of Advocacy "Advocate"||American Association for Justice||2001|
|Partner||Morris - Sockle, PLLC||2004 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Frank Morris and Associates||2003 - 2004|
|Paralegal||Frank Morris - Attorney at Law||1990 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Law Clerk Board||Chairperson||2008 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle member||N/A|
|Thurston County Bar Association||active member||N/A|
|Washington Women Lawyers (Capitol chapter)||active member||N/A|
|Trial Lawyers for Public Justice||active member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||President's Club||N/A|
|Hit By Drunk Driver||Case settled before trial $150,000 +|
|Trip Hazard||Settled at mediation $100,000+|
|Deadly Medication Error||Settled at mediation $300,000+|
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|Trial (American Association for Justice)||Peer Review Articles Submitted for Publication||N/A|
|Washington Sate Bar Association||APR 6 Law Clerk Program||N/A||2003|
|Evergreen State College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|University of Maryland, College Park||Paralegal Studies||Associates Degree||1990|
|Green River Community College Paralegal Studies||WSBA Law Clerk Program||2011|
|South Puget Sound Community College CLE||Settlement Demand Preparation||1999|