Hello – My name is Jennifer C. Gogert, and I am a partner at Deno Millikan Law Firm. My practice emphasizes domestic relations, family law, mediation, personal injury, and probate matters.
I was born and raised in Arlington. I graduated from Arlington High School in 1993, and was honored to be admitted to Whitman College, where I studied philosophy and earned my bachelors in 1997.
I also spent a semester at St. Andrews University in Scotland in the spring of 1995 as part of Whitman’s "semester abroad" program.
I never learned or studied the fabulous game of golf: my partners say it is my only major fault as a person.
I then was admitted and graduated from the Willamette University College of Law in 2001. Although I crossed the Columbia River to attend law school, my ultimate goal was to return to my roots in Snohomish County.
With that in mind, I clerked for Deno Millikan Law Firm during the summer of 2000 and after graduation in 2001 returned home. I began my practice focused on juvenile court issues at Denney Juvenile Justice Center, but began addressing marriage, parenting and family issues when I hung out my shingle as a solo practitioner.
On Valentine’s Day, 2005, I returned to Deno Millikan Law Firm, this time as an associate, helping people in all of the varied aspects of family law.
My practice with the Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC continued to develop and grow – I now help clients with all aspects of their personal lives including personal injury and probate matters. I became a partner in the firm on January 1, 2012.
I have been honored by being named as a "Rising Star" by "Super Lawyers"(formerly Washington Law and Politics). This followed my varied activities within the Snohomish County Bar Association.
I have been elected and served as Board Member and President of the Snohomish County Bar Association. I serve on the Board of the Washington Women Lawyers, Snohomish Chapter.
I provide pro bono services through the Snohomish County Legal Services, and have acted as a volunteer guardian ad litem for foster children.
I am a member of International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and Northsound Collaborative Law.
Collaborative Law is an evolving way of dealing with dissolution of marriage and estate issues which avoids litigation and tends to be less damaging to ongoing interpersonal relationships.
My goal as a lawyer is to help people solve the most emotional and significant problems of their lives – – love, marriage, partnership, parenting and divorce, probate and estate issues after the death of a loved one and personal injury matters. My practice, experience and training focuses on individual problems within those areas.
I believe I am considered a strong, but caring advocate for my clients. I take my role as "Lawyer and Counselor" seriously as we struggle through the complex issues. I have a good reputation and believe I am usually successful as a litigator, or in negotiation for a beneficial settlement for my clients.
My practice is guided by the idea that my clients are, and must be, in charge of their own lives. I try to help them focus on improving their future by making good decisions when stress may overcome good judgment, and to make wise decisions for the rest of their lives.
When I am away from the courtroom and the practice of law, I just enjoy my time with my husband, two daughters, and my three dogs. We love hiking together, and I love gardening, reading, cooking and knitting when, and if, I have any spare time.