• J.D., Creighton University School of Law (1994)
• B.A., University of Iowa (1991)
Double Major (Political Science and Psychology)
and Minor in English
• Washington State Courts*
*Also licensed in Iowa
Professional Associations and Memberships:
• Washington State Bar Association
• Iowa State Bar Association
• Thurston County Bar Association
• Family Law Section of the Washington
State Bar Association
• Family Law Section of the Iowa State
Jennifer served on the Board of Directors for the Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center for six (6) years, 2013-2019. She served as Secretary of the Executive Committee during this time. Jennifer currently serves on the Policies and Procedures Committee for the Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center. She completed advanced trainings in mediation, including the 40-hour Professional Mediation Training and Advanced Family Mediation Training through the Dispute Resolution Center.
"Experience gives me perspective on efficient ways to manage the issues my clients face."
Jennifer A. Pearson has been practicing law since 1997, concentrating her practice in the areas of Divorce and Family Law.
As a Family Law attorney, Jennifer's practice and experience includes Divorce, Legal Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Fathers' Rights, Modifications of Child Custody Orders and Parenting Plans, Non-Parental Custody, Paternity, Relocation Issues, Restraining Orders, and Community and Separate Property.
"I never forget that each case is absolutely different and that each person's particular story is unique."
Family Law is a rewarding career and a unique opportunity to serve clients with care and concern for each individual through what are often difficult times.
The needs of each individual are never forgotten, as well as her commitment to an ethical and professionally responsible practice. Jennifer is an effective litigator, and she is always ready to fight for the best interests of her client. Sometimes that means going to Court; sometimes that means going to trial. And, in every case where it is possible, it means working aggressively towards a prompt and effective resolution that will preserve the finances and emotional well-being of her client.
"The key is to be fully prepared and to use that knowledge to get the best results in the most efficient manner for my client."
Jennifer is mindful of the fact that certain Family Law cases should settle out of court, and the goal of getting her clients out of litigation is the most effective way to advocate for them and to achieve maximum results.