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Jacqueline Porter

Mediation Attorney at Spokane, WA

4.7   18 reviews

also known as 8 Second Legal

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jacqueline

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My passion for the law began with a degree in Criminal Justice in 1997. I went on to obtain my Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law. I have a demonstrated record of success in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings. 

 

I am an experienced and compassionate family law attorney. Beginning in 2010, my practice has been focused on Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Administrative Law with the administrative focus on college disciplinary hearings, Department of Health defense for medical professionals, and challenging CPS findings. I have also worked extensively in the juvenile courts as a court appointed attorney representing parents in CHINS cases.

 

In 2014, I obtained my certification as a mediator and began ‘dabbling’ in mediations. In 2019, I quit ‘dabbling’ and transitioned my family law litigation practice into a full-time mediation practice. I am married to a retired sheriff’s deputy and have one adult daughter, a poodle, a schnoodle, three donkeys, a miniature horse, and two bunnies.

 

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Location

Jacqueline Porter
421 W Riverside Ave
Suite 707
Spokane, WA, 99201-0410

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Samantha | October 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome to hire or speak with
I looked into many Mediation Lawyers, had one that was awful. But came across Jacqueline Porter. Just WOW, I have no words on how she helped me, wish I knew about her 16 years ago. I have 2 more years left and was not confident that this brick would come off my back but "WOW" she took it and threw it away. Jacqueline thank you so very much!
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Posted by Gavyn | October 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jacqueline knows what she is doing.
Jacqueline was the first lawyer to actually give me any information about my case, without first demanding money. She was immensley helpful in making a very scary, and horrible, process seem less intimidating. Her confidence and knowledge of the judicial system led to a favorable end. I would highly recommend her to anybody seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by Neil | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A knowledgeable and excellent attorney
Ms. Porter handled my case with ease, confidence and a level of professionalism I hadn't encountered before. I had to return to an unfavorable court with my ex wife and was assured that the action was easily argued and had assured me that I had little to worry about. My previous attorneys were less than stellar and did not perform on the level that they were charging. I will retain Ms. Porter's services in the future
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Posted by Jeff | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You Want Peace of Mind? You Need Jacqueline Porter on Your Side
I can't say enough about Jacqueline Porter's stellar representation. From the very first hearing for which she had only 2 or 3 minutes to prepare, until the very end, she defended me zealously. Throughout the process, she prepared herself thoroughly and reassured me at each step regarding possible outcomes. In the end, I couldn't have made a better choice, and neither can you. I strongly recommend her services.
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Posted by Frank S. | February 19, 2015
Hard working, compasssion and knowledge
Jacqueline helped me in a very difficult time. She showed compassion and really cared about my case. She got me a great deal that I am sure I would not have got without her hard work and knowledge.
Posted by Shaunna | February 4, 2015
Dissolution of Marriage/Family Law A+++
Jacqueline made the process of my marriage dissolution, seem quick and and less painful. I came to her feeling helpless, and left knowing everything would be okay. She is straight forward, to the point and will fight tooth and nail for her clients! Through out the process she was always there when I needed advice, a question answered or just a shoulder to cry on. She responded quickly and never left me questioning the process or decision made. After interviewing many attorneys in the area, I can honestly say, I am so happy I went with Jacquline! She does not disappoint and is as honest as they come! Now that my dissolution is finalized, I am truly happy with the outcome and am thankful for how smoothly it went.
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Posted by Shawn | January 28, 2015
5 star attorney
Jacqueline Porter is the most respectful, trustworthy and flat out best attorney I have ever had. I couldn't have got my license back without her. I had been trying to get it back for months. I went to Jacqueline Porter on a Wednesday and had my license back on that Friday. Two days. If anyone ever asked me who to go to for an attorney there is no doubt who I would recommend, Jacqueline Porter!! Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2014
Felony Expungement
Jacqueline was great! Highly recommend for if you're looking to clear your record. Best of all, Jacqueline was accessible and communicative. Even after the motion passed and I had some unanswered inquiries she was able welcoming enough to answer my calls/emails and provide me with the information needed.
Posted by shirelle | August 20, 2014
One of the BEST!
I highly recommend Jacqueline Porter. She was very attentive and really took the time to listen to all of my concerns with empathy and compassion without ever making me feel like I was a burden. She was very patient and explained everything to me in detail in a way that was easy to understand. I really appreciated how genuine and thorough she was. Jacqueline is very professional and highly intelligent. She was very prepared and argued my case eloquently and quite frankly made the opposing party look like amateurs, including the opposing counsel. She is definitely someone you want to have on your side. You can hire her confidently knowing she is one of the best!
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Posted by Bennie | July 11, 2014
Driving on a suspended license charge
Jacqueline was very helpful in getting my charge dismissed fairly quickly. I am more than satisfied with her services and would recommend her to anyone needing an attorney that's looking out for your best interests.
Posted by Chris | July 3, 2014
A great attorney!!!
A very knowledgeable attorney. Right from the start she explained the whole process to me and made me very confident in her abilities in dealing with my cases. Very down to earth and I thought was genuine concern and wanting to get the right outcome for me which was both cases getting dismissed because I was innocent and was willing to fight it until the end and she did get them both dismissed. I would highly recommend her to anyone and hopefully I never need an attorney again but if I do I will be calling her if I did! Very satisfied.....Chris Fifield
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Posted by Mike | June 18, 2014
Reveiw for Jacqueline Porer
Throughout the progression of my case, Jacqueline consistantly offered me sound advice, kept me informed, and made the process as easy as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend Jacqueline to anyone seeking legal representation. In the aftermath of the court decision, she has monitored my progress and assisted with communications to the courts.
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Posted by James | June 18, 2014
Worth Every Cent!!!
I have a busy schedule and we were able to communicate over the phone and electronically so there was no need for me to meet in her office or really meet at all. That is a huge plus for those that have a busy schedule. MS Porter kept me well informed of how my case was proceeding. She knows the ins and outs around the courthouse, so trust her network of knowledge and when she asks you to do something she is looking out for the best possible outcome of your case. I did and it payed off in the end.
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Posted by Kandice and Brandon | February 5, 2014
What a great experience!
Jacqueline Porter assisted my husband and I with the legal adoption of my daughter last year. I just can't say enough wonderful things about her! She went above and beyond to be sure that everything went as smoothly for us as possible. She was always kind and courteous and I could tell that she was knowledgeable and really cared about the outcome of our case. In a world that can sometimes feel like a shark-tank, it was very nice to have a trustworthy lawyer. The lawyer that my husband and I first chose, unfortunately, turned out to be less than ethical. When he was disbarred, Jacqueline stepped up to the plate and took our case for what I'm sure was much less than she deserved financially for the fabulous job that she did for us. I will always be grateful for her help. I can't recommend her strongly enough for anyone seeking an honest, helpful, excellent lawyer!
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Posted by Allan | February 3, 2014
She really saved me!!!
Attorney Miss Jacqueline Porter did an excellent excellent job fighting off two difficult tickets for me,,, I was facing two tickets within a five week span, one being a traffic accident, a truelly my fault accident, nobody was injured thank his goodness, and the other being a 19 over, this as well a truelly my fault occurrence, and it's not that im proud of this fact but it's just the truth, due to unfamiliarity with the town road and setting and id have to say simple misjudgment i simply was going too fast according to this towns speed limits.... At any rate,,,, i because if a trade school im in and having and maintaining a clean/blemish free driving record is required, had even one if these tickets stuck, it likely truelly would have derailed my coming career or at the least delayed it,,,,, well thanks to Miss Porters very very studios work,,, and i must say leadership and command as well,,,but not only did she (and please ill spare all the court details) but not only did she earn me my request that she save me from these landing on my record but she actually did it without up front pay,,,, of course ive made the payments as best ive been able to (her costa for services being very competitive with others prices if not possibly maybe on the lower sude id imagine given what she charred me ( and no im sorry im not going to reveal our arrangement snd cost details but lets jusr say i couldn't find better / pricing or initial professionalism. She seemed to really really care about me my situation effect two negative dings on my driving record could have would have meant for me... Thank u Miss Porter!!! I highly recommend you and thank you so much for doing so well and working so hard on my cases!!!!!!!!!! . . Your very polite smart wise caring and just and i cannot cannot cant thank you enough. Thanks again.... Allan
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Posted by Jennie | February 2, 2014
looking for someone you can trust.... look no further.....
She was extremely helpful. Very professional. Helped my son during a very sensitive and troubling time. Reassured our family of our rights. She was diligent during the fact finding process of our case. She resolved our problems and maintained available to us after the case was closed. She is the first attorney I have used who was fair with her billing tactics and even issued a refund on our retainer. Very trustworthy. I would recommend her services to any one in need of help
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2015
Very Helpful
Not only did Jacqueline get me the best outcome for my case, but she was very helpful and knowledgeable. She told me all the possible outcomes and what would happen each step of the way. She was very prompt in responding to my e-mails, however I did have a hard time getting ahold of someone by phone. Overall, I am very happy that I hired her for my case.
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Posted by Daniel | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will not return calls and misses court dates
Hired Jacqueline back in October to help me with a family law case, after talking on the phone with her, her assistant Jen and passing information back and forth I was assured the case wouldn't be difficult to win. When we showed up to court, Jacqueline was not prepared, was not familiar with my case and I had to help her with her courtroom address with my details while we were waiting for other cases. After that hearing was lost I paid her again to retry the case in court and to pursue my case, she mis-filled the paperwork with the courts, had to get an extension not once, but twice, on one of these occasions I went to court with her and she didn't even recognize me, not when I started talking to her in court, nor when we were sitting infront of the judge, she didn't remember me until after docket was half way through argument from the other attorney. After we got a new date for the hearing, I waited for that date, when I was at the court I get a call from her Assistant saying that I would be getting a refund and that my case was no longer able to be heard or tried, I asked what had happened and Jen told me she would contact me later and hurriedly got me off the phone. Took over 10 emails, 7 texts, several phone calls, facebook messages and other means to actually get my refund, over 2 months it took them for this office to send me my money, and they will not tell me what happened, after talking with another attorney that is familiar with Jacqueline I was informed that she had dropped my case and paperwork so badly in the court system that it was out of Statute of Limitations. To this day Jen and Jacqueline will not return a call, nor inform me what happened, I found the whole process with Jacqueline to be very unprofessional same with her assistant and do not recommend her to anyone.
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Response from Jacqueline Porter March 31, 2017
Although I disagree strongly with this recitation of facts (as there were no missed court dates and no lack of preparation), I do not take it lightly that you were not pleased with our services. I wish we could have done better for you. We work very hard for our clients and never want to fall short. We were very sorry that we were not able to help you and wish the best for you.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • 2016 - Present
  • Marketing'Communications Chair
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • 2016 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Legal Sheild
  • 2015 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Spokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2013 - Present
  • Court -appointed attorney on Child In Need of Services cases
  • Spokane County Public Defenders
  • 2011 - Present
  • Contract Attorney for Criminal Defense Conflicts
  • Spokane County Public Defenders
  • 2011 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Arag Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Northwest Justice Project
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jacqueline Porter
  • 2010 - Present
  • Court Appointed Defense Counsel
  • City of Airway Heights
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Northwest Equine Legal Services
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Rule 9
  • Northwest Justice Project
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Rule 9
  • Spokane County Public Defenders
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Law Office of Eric Steven
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Northwest Mediation Center
  • Certification
  • 2014
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Whitworth College
  • BLS
  • 2007
  • Rochester Community College
  • Associate of Science
  • 1997
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • TFF v Child Protective Services
  • Finding of Sexual Abuse Reversed
  • State v. H.J.
  • Dismissed
  • City v. M.G.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association Of Women Business Owners
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Legal Shield
  • Network Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Greater Spokane Incorporated
  • General Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Spokane Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Northwest Justice Project
  • Contract Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Whitman County Bar Association
  • General member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Solo & Small Practice Section
  • Associate Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • General member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • General member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • National Association Of Women Business Owners
  • Mar-com chair
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Team Child
  • Table Captain
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Free Rein
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Greater Spokane Incorporated
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
  • National Association Of Women Business Owners
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Olive Crest
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Northwest Equine Legal Services
  • Founding Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Spokane Elks
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Spokane Elks
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Spokane Elks
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2015
  • ARAG
  • Network Attorney
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Spokane Elks
  • Officer
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Spokane District Court Liaison Committee
  • Associate Member
  • 2011 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2016
  • William Booth Society Designation
  • Salvation Army
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Williams Booth Society Designation
  • Salvation Army
  • 2014
  • Certified in Mediation
  • Northwest Mediation Center
  • 2014
  • Making Spokane Better Award Finalist
  • Salvation Army
  • 2014
  • 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training
  • Northwest Mediation
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • William Booth Society Designation
  • Salvation Army
  • 2014
  • William Booth Society designation
  • Salvation Army
  • 2013
  • State v Gunwall writing award
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Whitworth University
  • 2007
  • Laureate Society designation
  • Whitworth University
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • President's Letter, Guest Column
  • 2016
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • DUI Nuts and Bolts CLE
  • 2015
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Spokane County Solo and Small Practice
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law: Nuts and Bolts
  • Four Corners of Domestic Violence
  • 2019
  • B2B
  • The Correlation Between Criminal Defense and Family Law
  • 2016
  • Ultimate Co-Storming
  • Co-Storming
  • 2016
  • Beating the Odds
  • Overcoming Obstacles in the Legal Field
  • 2015
  • Beating the Odds
  • The Less than Direct Path to Legal Success
  • 2015
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Pro Bono Legal Services
  • 2015
  • Beating the Odds
  • Overcoming Obstacles in the Legal Field
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (51)
Endorse Jacqueline
Mediation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacqueline has narrowed her practice to focus on mediations. She was able to resolve a very complex mediation with great skill. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jacqueline is a skilled attorney who takes the time to know her clients and fight for what they want."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of seeing the quality work that Jacqueline does in the courtroom. She is extremely experienced and respected."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacqueline is a classy and skilled attorney. She advocates for her clients in a professionally aggressive manner. I refer clients to her with confidence."
Domestic violence Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Jacqueline as a very capable lawyer. Jacqueline goes above and beyond to ensure she is knowledgeable about all of the law pertaining to her clients cases. Clients can rest easy knowing Jacqueline is on their side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Jacqueline Porter for criminal and family law matters. She is skilled and compassionate, and really works to make a difference in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacqueline is one of the most well-respected lawyers in the community. She is passionate in her representation and works hard to achieve the best outcome for her clients. I strongly endorse her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Porter. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jacqueline since she graduated from law school. Jacqueline is a great defense lawyer. I would recommend her to anyone."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms Porter. You can tell from her thorough responses to questions on Avvo and sage wisdom that she has the passion and compassion necessary to be a fine advocate. She spends his own time giving advice to the Avvo community and that is something worth noting."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a Rule 9 public defender Ms. Porter has a huge advantage over most criminal defense attorneys. The prosecutors know that she knows what they know. Her knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in her pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Other
"Highly skilled and respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacqueline Porter is an excellent attorney and I endorse her legal experience and skills without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is highly recommended in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacqueline is a very talented and knowledgeable defense attorney. She maintains the highest level of professionalism with her clients, as well as opposing counsel, courts, and officers. I am confident that she will do an excellent job for the clients I refer to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jacqueline is a compassionate and passionate attorney and a consummate professional. She is incredibly skilled in Criminal Defense and I highly endorse her services!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacqueline is incredibly knowledgeable about the laws and procedures in Washington State. Her experience saves her clients time and money. She has resources at her disposal that can make a difference. I would hire her if I ever needed an attorney in a heartbeat."
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