Jennifer Coombs



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Interesting notes about Jennifer
My hero is: My mom
Can't live without: My family…or my iced sugar free vanilla latte…it's a tie =)
Favorite outdoor activity: Snorkeling

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About Jennifer Coombs

Jennifer Coombs was always the one to whom friends turned for advice and comfort when they were facing problems. With her ability to listen and empathize, she was an innate problem solver. And when it came time to decide on a career where she could help people, family law was a natural choice for her.

"To me, family is the most important thing in the world, and when families are going through a divorce, my goal is to help them navigate through the process so they can get back to a happier place."

With a background in both family law and juvenile dependency matters, Jennifer has extensive experience in civil litigation. For over 17 years, she served as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem, evaluating the best interests of children in custody arrangements. This experience makes her especially effective in cases involving parenting plans and non-parental custody issues.

She has a special place in her heart for children, and was a foster parent for many years. She is delighted when she can help families structure a parenting plan that is in the best interests of their children.

Jennifer is respected by colleagues for her courtroom presence and litigation skills. She’s a relentless advocate for her clients, and does everything she can to ensure that their voice is heard. Clients say they can tell she cares about them, and are confident that she provides them with informed and sound advice throughout their cases.

Jennifer and her family love to travel to tropical destinations. They feel most content when they are near the water, and particularly love to snorkel and surf. At home, they enjoy hiking, gardening, and exploring local beaches. They have two spoiled dogs: KiKo, a terrier mix, and KoKo, a rescued chihuahua.

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  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Washington Defenders Association

Community Activities

  • Volunteer for Snohomish County Legal Services, Senior Will Clinic
  • Volunteer for Snohomish County YMCA Mock Trial Competition
  • DSHS licensed foster parent for over 4 years
  • Court appointed Guardian ad Litem for over 17 years
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  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law
  • B.A., Washington State University
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Publications & Presentations

Recent Presentations

  • Presenter, Snohomish County CASA Training
  • Panel Member, Snohomish County CASA Training
  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
"Thanks for all the work for our family over the past year. We’re really glad you are on our side."
"David remained very level headed and family focused throughout our proceedings. That said, I always felt my specific needs were very well ..."
"Without David and Sam, there is no way I could have made it through this exceptionally difficult time in my life. I cannot imagine two ..."
"My daughter is the sunshine of my life. I felt despair and a sense of helplessness on the day I was served. On the first appointment day ..."
"In our search for a reputable law firm to handle my sister’s divorce case, we explored our options until we found the McKinley Irvin law ..."
"My attorney was very good in and out of the courtroom. Always kept me up to date on any issues that came up and was very knowledgeable on ..."
"I would like to give my sincere appreciation to Jennifer Payseno and staff. You all stood by me no matter how trying my case got. I always ..."
"Dave, thank you very much for doing such a wonderful job. It has been a pleasure working with you."
"From start to finish, the team at McKinley Irvin took care of me and my family. I couldn’t ask for more. What happened in court was exactly ..."
"I have dealt with approximately 4 lawyers in the past from other law firms. Laura from McKinley Irvin, however, handled my case with ..."
"I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your help with my case. I know the call I got from your office was an answer to my tearful and ..."
"I am so very thankful that I chose to work with McKinley Irvin and the wonderful staff they have in place. Highly recommended!"
"A huge weight and amount of stress was lifted as soon as I hired Jamie Walker. Having her on my team was exactly the peace of mind I needed ..."
"Getting a divorce was hard enough as it is. I was nervous and just wanted to get it over with before my ex-wife thought of anything else she ..."
"[My attorney] spoke English – as oppposed to ‘legalese’. She was able to propose a number of options and alternatives for various scenarios, ..."
"Marc provided steady counsel and support through the emotional times. He kept us focused and moving forward during the meetings."
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