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Jeffrey W Holmes

also known as Jeff Holmes

About me

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Washington, and have lived here my whole life.  I attended the University of Washington beginning in 1999 to pursue my Business degree.  After completing that pursuit, I chose to stay in Seattle to receive my Law Degree from Seattle University. 


After graduation from law school in 2006, I chose to move to Clark County to accept a job working as a Deputy Proseucting Attorney to help members of the community I live in.  During my 5+ years as a Deputy Prosecutor I was fortunate to assist hundreds of victims through my work as a Prosecuting Attorney, and handled thousands of criminal cases while working in the District Court unit, the Junvile Court unit, and lastly in the Domestic Violence Unit.  I litigated a number of matters at jury trial, having conducted over 100 trials in my time working in Prosecuting Attorney's offices.  My caseload included cases ranging from simple and gross misdemeanors as well as Felony Asssault, Robbery, Burglary, Rape, Kidnap, Felony Harassment, Third Strike prosecutions and multiple Attempted Murder prosecutions.


My passion for assisting members of the community led me to continue work in the field of criminal law as a defense attorney, but also led me to the fields of Family Law, Personal Injury, and Distressed Property in Real Estate (Short Sales and Foreclosures).  All of these practice areas can be stressful, difficult, and frightening to navigate alone without the assistance of an attorney, which is why I chose to practice in these areas.  I believe that individuals dealing with legal matters in these fields deserve to have a knowledgable attorney assist them regardless of how much money they earn or have in their bank account.  I strive to be flexible in working with individuals from all walks of life to assure they can get the assistance they deserve to help navigate through a complex legal system.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
  5. Personal Injury: 10%



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Dominic Ramsay

    Jeff is a fine attorney and an excellent litigator. He is up to date on the status of the law and understands how to resolve issues in a professional manner.


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Contact info

Jeff Holmes - Attorney at Law

311 West 11th Street
Vancouver, WA, 98660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's ChoiceAVVO2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Top ContributorAVVO2012
Cum Laude - Top 20 Percent of Graduating ClassSeattle University2006
CALI Award - Top in Class - Poverty LawSeattle University - CALI2006
CALI Award - Top in Class - Negotiation/MediationSeattle University - CALI2006
Dean's ListSeattle University2005
Dean's ListUniversity of Washington2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentHOLMES LAW FIRM, P.C.2013 - Present
AttorneyJeff Holmes - Attorney at Law2012 - Present
Special Assistant US Attorney (SAUSA)US Attorney's Office2008 - 2012
Deputy ProsecutorClark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2006 - 2012
Rule 9 InternSkagit County Prosecuting Attorney2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
YWCAVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. C.D.As a Prosecuting Attorney, defendant was convicted after jury trial with multiple counts for sexual assault and received 10 years to life sentence
State v. D.M.As a Prosecuting Attorney, secured conviction on Attempted Murder DV, Arson I DV, and others
State v. J.S.As a Prosecuting Attorney, secured conviction on Attempted Murder
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National District Attorneys AssociationProsecuting Sexual Assault CasesN/A2012
National Advocacy CenterCross ExaminationN/A2010
National Advocacy CenterTrial AdvocacyN/A2010
National District Attorneys AssociationProsecuting the Domestic Violence CaseN/A2008
Seattle UniversityCriminal LawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
In Office CLEUsing Jail Phone Calls in the Prosecution Case2012
Clark County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Interagency TraningDomestic Violence Laws2011
Clark County Sheriff's Office Interagency trainingDomestic Violence Laws - Update2011