Jennifer’s primary practice focus is municipal and land use law. Over the course of her career, Jennifer has served as legal counsel to over 20 Washington municipalities and has spent the majority of her career working for and on behalf of cities, including advising on land use and zoning regulations, SEPA, permitting, utilities, franchise agreements, contracts, interlocal agreements, real estate, public works construction, competitive bidding issues, and the Open Public Meetings Act/Public Records Act. In addition to serving municipalities as an attorney, Jennifer has also held a number of appointed or elective positions in city government. She has served the City of Bellevue as a regional representative, a planning commissioner, and as a four-term city councilmember. Her wide-range of experience gives her a 360-degree view of municipal issues, which provides her clients with a more comprehensive advice on a broader array of topics.
Jennifer and her husband live in Bellevue where they have raised three daughters. Jennifer has a long history of volunteering for the local public schools and her children’s sports teams and has served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader since 2011. In her free time, Jennifer likes to travel, snow ski, garden, cook, and read.