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Jacqueline Porter

About me

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 also an experienced and compassionate family law attorney.  I represent clients in all aspects of family law, from divorce and parenting plans to adoptions and third-party custody actions.  


When not defending clients, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Steve, and grown daughter, Alli.  I also have a passion for animals and can be caught on any given day playing around with various creatures, including goats, pigs, and chickens.  My favorites are my quarter horse, Riley, and miniature donkey, Leona.    I may dress up for work, but I have no problem getting dirty.



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Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 25%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Rebecca Lynn Stewart

    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.


    Rebecca Stewart Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Michael Robert Addams

    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.


    Michael Addams Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
William Booth Society DesignationSalvation Army2015
Top ContributorAVVO2015
Williams Booth Society DesignationSalvation Army2014
Certified in MediationNorthwest Mediation Center2014
William Booth Society DesignationSalvation Army2014
Making Spokane Better Award FinalistSalvation Army2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
40 Hour Basic Mediation TrainingNorthwest Mediation2014
William Booth Society designationSalvation Army2013
State v Gunwall writing awardGonzaga University School of Law2010
Summa Cum LaudeWhitworth University2007
Laureate Society designationWhitworth University2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer AttorneyUnion Gospel Mission2016 - Present
Contract AttorneyLegal Sheild2015 - Present
Volunteer AttorneySpokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program2013 - Present
Court -appointed attorney on Child In Need of Services casesSpokane County Public Defenders2011 - Present
Contract AttorneyNorthwest Justice Project2011 - Present
Contract Attorney for Criminal Defense ConflictsSpokane County Public Defenders2011 - Present
Contract AttorneyArag Group2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Jacqueline Porter2010 - Present
AttorneyNorthwest Equine Legal Services2013 - 2015
Rule 9Spokane County Public Defenders2009 - 2010
Rule 9Northwest Justice Project2009 - 2009
InternLaw Office of Eric Steven2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Free ReinBoard Member2016 - Present
National Association Of Women Business OwnersChair2015 - Present
National Association Of Women Business OwnersBoard Member2015 - Present
Greater Spokane IncorporatedChair2015 - Present
Legal ShieldNetwork Attorney2015 - Present
Greater Spokane IncorporatedGeneral Member2014 - Present
Spokane Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
Northwest Justice ProjectContract Attorney2012 - Present
ARAGNetwork Attorney2011 - Present
Spokane District Court Liaison CommitteeAssociate Member2011 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Solo & Small Practice SectionAssociate Member2011 - Present
Whitman County Bar AssociationGeneral member2011 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationGeneral member2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationGeneral member2010 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Team ChildTable Captain2016 - 2016
Olive CrestBoard Member2014 - 2015
Northwest Equine Legal ServicesFounding Member2013 - 2015
Spokane ElksBoard of Directors2012 - 2015
Spokane ElksChair2012 - 2015
Spokane ElksSecretary2012 - 2015
Spokane ElksOfficer2011 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Washington v. T.B.Dismissed
City of Spokane v. C.F.Dismissed
State of Washington v. S.H.Charges not filed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Spokane County Bar AssociationPresident's Letter, Guest Column2016
Spokane County Bar AssociationDUI Nuts and Bolts CLE2015
JporterLawCan I go to my First Appearance without an Attorney?2015
Jporter LawShould I Recant my Statement?2015
Jporter LawDebts Acquired After Filing for Divorce2015
Jporter LawWhen Can a DV Assault Charge be Vacated?2015
Jporter LawCan the Prosecutor Delay my Speedy Trial?2015
Jporter LawWill a Speeding Ticket Violate my Probation?2015
Jporter LawWill my Inheritance Affect my Divorce Settlement?2015
LinkedInWhat is an Uncontested Divorce2015
LinkedInDUI Dos and Dont's2015
LinedInStep by Step Divorce2015
LinkedInWill You Lose Your Job if You Get a DUI?2014
Spokane County Bar AssociationSpokane County Solo and Small Practice2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwest Mediation CenterMediationCertification2014
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Whitworth CollegeLiberal StudiesBLS2007
Rochester Community CollegeCriminal JusticeAssociate of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ultimate Co-StormingCo-Storming2016
B2BThe Correlation Between Criminal Defense and Family Law2016
Spokane County Bar AssociationCLE: DUI Overview from Arrest Through Conviction2015
Gonzaga University School of LawPro Bono Legal Services2015
Beating the OddsThe Less than Direct Path to Legal Success2015
Beating the OddsOvercoming Obstacles in the Legal Field2015
Beating the OddsOvercoming Obstacles in the Legal Field2014