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Jennifer LaCoste

Divorce and separation Attorney at Kennewick, WA

4.9   98 reviews

also known as Jennifer T. LaCoste

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
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 Originally from Seattle, Wa., Ms. LaCoste attended Carnegie-Mellon University where she focused her studies on Political Science, International Relations and Chinese Language. During her undergraduate education, Ms. LaCoste studied abroad in Shanghai China, worked as a research assistant and teaching assistant for the international relations department of Carnegie-Mellon University, and worked in Washington D.C. as an opposing-party research intern.

With a desire to practice law and help children and families, Ms. LaCoste earned her Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2014. During her time at Gonzaga University School of Law, she worked in the Elder Law Legal Clinic where she practiced family law and elder law under supervision. Ms. LaCoste additionally volunteered as a mentor at the Fulcrum Dispute Resolution Center in Spokane, WA to assist those in need with employment skills with a focus on education.

Ms. LaCoste is admitted to the State Bar of Washington, and holds membership in the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section, as well as the Benton/ Franklin County Local Bar Association. In the Fall of 2015 she was elected as the Treasurer and Board Member of the Benton-Franklin County Bar Association. She also is an active Rotary International Member and serves as the Foundation Officer and Board Member at Richland Riverside Rotary Club.

In the Summer of 2016 Ms. LaCoste attended training at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and gained certification for completion of their trial advocacy intensive training program.  In the Fall of 2016 Ms. LaCoste completed training in Collaborative Law with the Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group, and became a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She hopes to continue to educate herself in order to better serve her clients and the community.

Ms. LaCoste is a diligent, passionate, dedicated advocate in modern family law. Her representation focuses on all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, custody, child support, division of property, relocation actions, and spousal support (alimony). 

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2018
Client's Choice
2021 2018

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Location

LaCoste Law, PLLC
2062 North Steptoe Street
Kennewick, WA, 99336

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  98 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
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Posted by Jeremy | April 4, 2024
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Lacoste
Very great experience with the Lacoste Team. They were thorough and helped me out every step of the way. Thank You so much!
Posted by Jeymi | March 20, 2024
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Amazing.
Jennifer and her whole team were very helpful through such a stressing process. They always made sure to keep me in the loop and answer every question I had. They make sure to listen to their clients needs and fight to get them the best outcome possible. Jennifer really cares about her clients and goes above and beyond. I would definitely recommend her.
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Posted by John | December 26, 2023
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Fantastic Attorney
Jennifer was with me every step of the way. I was informed of the process and was included in shared decision making the entire time. Her legal team including Mona Tovar were very professional in the handling of my case. I appreciate all they did to help me with my divorce.
Posted by Jacob | July 28, 2023
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Best Family Lawyer in Washington, Fact!
I'd like to take a minute to let everyone know how great this law office is. They have been like family to us for the past 5 years. We had a complicated case, and this team took it on with honor and integrity. From start to finish Jennifer and her team laid out our case, and what the options were. They looked out not only for my best interest, but my children's as well. When the other side lied or played dirty. Jennifer always kept her cool and responded with facts. Her integrity as a lawyer is unmatched. If I ever need a lawyer in Washington Jennifer is my first call. Kelly is Jennifer's Paralegal. There is only one word to describe her, phenomenal. Kelly consistently kept me up to date on court hearings, processes, procedures and even took the time to get to know me and understand my case. Kelly spearheaded the operation by sending out all necessary paperwork to opposing counsel. She was always timely and informative. The front office staff is great. They worked with me through payments or any other questions. I couldn't have asked for a better team.
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Posted by Linda | June 26, 2023
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THANK YOU!!!
Jennifer and her team are absolutely WONDERFUL!! They helped my daughter in a child custody case, and after hiring other lawyers who failed miserably to stand up for my daughter, Jennifer and her team brought us hope, encouragement, compassion and saw my daughter for the AMAZING human being she is! They got us to the finish line with OUTSTANDING results!! If you need someone to stand up for you, and stand by you, please contact them, you won’t regret it!!
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Posted by Tiffany Marcum | June 21, 2023
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Great, effective, compassionate team
My husband and I reached out to Jennifer and her team for help with a serious issue we were facing with his ex wife. We were on a time crunch and the at a complete loss for what to do. They immediately took on our case, listened to our concerns, were so compassionate as I broke down crying in their office and went immediately to work. They understood how incredibly sensitive the issue was and were as discreet as possible. The communication we had with them was wonderful. Quick to answer, even some evenings when we had additional concerns and worries. Jennifer was on vacation at one point and again knowing the time sensitivity of our issue she took time out from her family to work on our case. We ended up with a great outcome and Jennifer and Mona (the paralegal we worked with) are to thank for that. They never stopped listening to us and our wants and fought for them. I can’t say enough great things.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2023
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Excellent advocate for divorce representation
Ms. LaCoste and her team of professionals were a much-needed source of confidence for me through this difficult ordeal. They consistently exuded a calm professionalism I could depend on. I appreciated her approach to seperation; seeking a timely resolution and a fair and equitable settlement between myself and my spouse. Every member of her team was quick to respond to any need of mine and all thoroughly competent to assist.
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Posted by Troy | February 8, 2023
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There is a solution to your complicated divorce/separation....
and her name is Jennifer LaCoste. She and her team ( shout out to Kelly ) expertly maneuvered my poor starting position to a much, much, MUCH better result! Professional and knowledgeable, she handled every aspect of my divorce with incomparable skill.
Posted by Shawn | November 8, 2022
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A Bright Spot during a Very Dark Time
Jennifer represented me in a very nasty, complex, and prolonged divorce case. Even when things were beyond insane, Jennifer remained calm, collected, and professional. Her demeanor, expertise, add professional advice proved invaluable throughout the process. She was able to get results from the opposing party and the court even though the other party was intentionally dragging their feet to stop the process. I would personally recommend Jennifer to anyone seeking representation in a contentious divorce.
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Posted by Kathryn | October 5, 2022
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Great Experience
When we decide to have children we never think that we will end up in a situation that requires us to get an attorney, to fight for what is in the best interest of our children, and fight to be able to see our children, yet this where we end up sometimes. Jennifer and her team, listened to all our concerns, cared about our case and saw as people. Jennifer and her team gave all possible options for what we needed and what we wanted. They told us the pros and cons of what our options so we had all the information to chose the direction we needed to go. I titled this review, " Great Experience" because custody battles are extremely tough on all parties involved and considering the situation we were in Jennifer and her team made it as worry and stress-free as they possibly could and this type of situation!!
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Posted by Fitzgerald | August 11, 2022
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Great Work!
Thank you for all you did to wrap up my divorce proceedings. You guys were very thorough, professional, and timely. I would recommend you any time.
Posted by Grace Wilfert | May 18, 2022
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La Coste review
We would like to begin our review by extending our gratitude to the entire team of LaCoste law firm. After having rendered their services on two separate occasions, We can honestly say that the exceptional professionalism that they have exhibited is nothing short of remarkable. Not only did they tackle our case with due diligence, but also exhibited a true compassion throughout our emotional case. We would highly recommend ( without reservation) the services of LaCoste law firm to anyone in need of legal representation or consultation. A sincere thank you to Jennifer LaCoste and your entire staff . Great Job!!! Grace, Jennifer F. , Mark.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2022
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Fantastic Team Dynamic
The Lacoste team was a pleasure working with through the entirety of my case. They were always responsive to any questions or concerns I had as well as presented strong arguments to the court when it came to the safety of my children. I placed all trust in this firm and they delivered the best outcome!!
Posted by Todd Thompson 8-$ Ranch | February 5, 2022
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Thanks
“The team at LaCoste Law was amazing to work with. They answered my questions and concerns and were with me every step of the way! Jennifer and Mona went above and beyond to finalize my divorce and even helped me afterwards. It’s rare to find a team so caring and genuine. This is the place to go for help, especially for a divorce. Great outcome, I couldn’t be happier.”
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Posted by Carl | February 2, 2022
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There are no words.
Who would have thought getting a divorce would be a good experience? I have no words for the Team. Their performance left me speechless. This is the team you want to have in your corner.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2022
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Dad gets full custody!
I was nervous hiring such a new firm to to help me fight for custody of my 2 children but I have absolutely no regrets. They listened to my situation and completely went above and beyond to win this case. They were very good about communicating what was going on and where exactly we were in the process. I had to go into the office a couple of times and the service in the building is spectacular as well. In the end they helped me accomplish a goal I’ve had since my children’s mother and I first separated years ago. My children are legally mine full time and that’s rare for fathers in Washington state. Thank you Lacoste law! I 100% recommend them to anyone in a situation that needs a strong fight.
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Posted by Brennan | November 29, 2021
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Professional and fair.
From the start Jennifer and her staff were considerate and very informative as to how the process would work in my situation. They took time to explain things so I could understand. As things went along Both Jennifer and Kelly were patient and always available with advice and solutions . In the end they provided me with what we believe was a fair settlement for both sides. I would definitely recommend Jennifer LaCoste as a family law attorney should you need one.
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Posted by Odalys | November 14, 2021
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Outstanding
I’ve been working with The LaCoste team for a good period of time now and every time I feel as if our case couldn’t be in better hands. I have truly enjoyed working with them. I have had a stress-free experience, great service, quick to address our complicated issues. All around perfect. The team has been great to us, Ruby is our para and she always makes sure we are taken care of. You can truly feel that they are passionate about the work they do, making the experience even better.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2021
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Incredibly sharp and talented lawyer
Jennifer has a great understanding not just of the law but how best to advise clients. Her focus on communication is so nice, and making sure clients understand the impact of the legal complexities involving their case. My previous lawyer lacked all of these things (avoid Zach Ashby at all costs). I switched to Jennifer late in my case, and she still ended up paying for herself in how she truly cared about me and helped me.
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Posted by Joshua | August 31, 2021
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Highly Recommended
As I was going through the worst time in my life. I really appreciated how sympathetic, comforting and understanding they were tours me. Didn’t treat me like I was just another client, but treated me as a father looking to be with his children. Really felt they put them selfs in ones shoes and spoke from their heart with honesty. Well, from the moment I talked to reception, all the way to when my case got set and done. They were there every step of the way making sure I was well informed and updated of what was taking place. I’m glad I went to them for help, and will surely head over again if needed. Highly recommended..
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • LaCoste Law PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Attorney - Kennewick Office
  • Ashby Law PLLC
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Ashby Law PLLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Rule 9 Clinical Intern
  • University Legal Assistance, Gonzaga Law School
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Ashby Law PLLC
  • 2014 - 2015
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re the Marriage of Lott
  • Court of Appeals Decision in Our favor.

Associations

  • Benton/ Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Youth and Justice Forum Board of Trustees
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2018
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Rotary International
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Rotary International
  • President-Elect
  • 2017 - 2018
  • CPW Collaborative Professionals Annual Conference Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Rotary International
  • Membership Committee Member for District No. 5080
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2017 - 2019
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Rotary International
  • Foundation Officer
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Kennewick
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2020
  • Family Law "10 Best Attorney" Selection for Washington
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Family Law "10 Best Attorney" Selection for Washington
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Family Law "10 Best Attorney" Selection for Washington
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Award
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Collaborative Law Training Completion
  • Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group
  • 2016
  • Trial Advocacy Skills Intensive Training Completion
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award For Estate Planning
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2014
  • Dean's Academic Honor List
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Advanced Legal Research
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2014
  • Kenner Scholarship for International Studies - China 2007
  • Kenner Scholar for International Studies
  • 2007
  • Friedman Scholar
  • Friedman Scholarship Fund
  • 2006
  • Deans Academic Honor List
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Richland Riverside Rotary Club Meeting
  • Richland Riverside Rotary Club 2018-2019 Goals
  • 2018
  • Richland Riverside Rotary Club Meeting
  • Rotary President-Elect Training on Leadership, Membership and Updates
  • 2018
  • Collaborative Law and Financial Planning CLE
  • Collaborative Law and Financial Planning
  • 2017
  • Rotary International
  • Contributions to Rotary and the Community
  • 2016
  • Rotary International
  • Contributions to Rotary and the Community
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • Updates in Modern Family Law
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (26)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lacoste is always composed, professional, and diligent in her work as a family law attorney. She is compassionate to her clients, always seeking the best outcome for them. Further, she sees clients as people who need her help, not as customers."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jennifer for many years, and I've watched her become the attorney she is today - smart and tough, but with compassion for her clients. That's really what one should want in a family law attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is a hard working, effective advocate for her clients. She provides valuable advice and counsel to those she represents, and is an excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am happy to endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is intelligent and caring. She takes great care with her client's cases, such that I would not hesitate to recommend her services to my own family or friends."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is a great mix of high level legal intelligence and real life pragmatic problem solving ability. She is uniquely suited to help her clients get excellent results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I'll just say, I'm glad she works for us (Ashby Law). There is no one in the Tri-Cities whom I'd rather have on my side at trial. Jenn does not back down and zealously represents her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer is one of Benton-Franklin Counties leading practitioners. It's obvious how much respect she commands from the local bench and bar. What is less obvious is how much she gives back to the bar and the community in service. A first rate attorney and person."
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer is committed to her work in family law and to her clients. She is highly motivated and advocates well, having had excellent trial and collaborative law training. I highly endorse Jennifer LaCoste."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an excellent attorney and is extremely dedicated to her clients. She has extensive family law experience and truly enjoys her career. She never fails to take the time to answer questions. She is available not only to her clients but also her colleagues. Jennifer is professional and knowledgeable and I am proud to endorse her."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an amazingly well-prepared, passionate, and intelligent attorney. She is strong, confident, and poised in the courtroom and for her clients. I have no hesitation in endorsing Jennifer as an excellent Family Law attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked against Ms. LaCoste on two child custody matters, and in each case we worked under difficult circumstances but managed to productively reach resolution. She is a staunch advocate for her clients, but I also found her to be very approachable and reasonable. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer is an amazing lawyer who cares deeply about her clients. She is a competent and skilled attorney!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"Jennifer is a skilled legal professional. She is a great advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am impressed with Jennifer's work ethic and drive to achieve her client's goals. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is intelligent, hard working, organized, and compassionate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer is thorough and relentless in protecting her client's interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer and I have opposed each other in a number of cases but only recently had to take a matter to Trial. It was nice to be able to work on focusing on the issues for a Trial instead of purposely delaying or frustrate the process. I believe it says something when you can respect the lawyer on the opposing side at the end of litigation; I would recommend her as counsel for family law issues."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She works hard for her clients. She cares about them greatly, and will do a fantastic job for them. If you want a lawyer that listens to you, works hard for you, and cares about your success, go with Jennifer."
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Kennewick Divorce and separation Lawyer Jennifer LaCoste
Jennifer LaCoste
Divorce and separation Attorney
Kennewick, WA
Licensed for 8 years
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