Jack is a life-long Harborite who returned to Aberdeen to practice law in 1983. Jack has handled all sorts of criminal defense matters ranging from simple speeding tickets to murder trials. Jack regularly handles all sorts of family law cases. He has considerable experience resolving cases involving high conflict personalities.
Jack has served on the Aberdeen City Council, the Aberdeen School Board, and numerous other boards of directors over the years. He has been certified as a family law and elder law guardian ad litem. He has served as Court Commissioner and Judge Pro Tem in the local District Court and Superior Court. Jack has been admitted to federal court for the Western District of Washington and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jack has prevailed in several appellate cases, including State v. Dykstra
(limiting the ability of arresting officers to accompany a DUI detainee to his doorstep) and State v. Svensen
(clarifying the Columbia River Compact and the jurisdiction of fisheries officers on the Columbia River).