Jennifer L. Bechtold is an associate attorney in the GLP Spokane and Tri-Cities offices. Originally from Idaho, Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she majored in Government and International Studies and minored in Spanish. Jennifer then earned her Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University in Spokane. Prior to joining GLP Attorneys in 2017, she practiced law in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jennifer first considered a legal career when she visited the US Senate as part of a national youth leadership conference. Jennifer felt empowered hearing the sound of her heels echoing down the halls and knew she wanted to hear that sound every day. After becoming interested in political science and civics as an undergraduate, she decided to become a lawyer.
While in Arizona, Jennifer worked closely with a personal injury attorney and learned how to develop a case from open to close. She enjoyed being able to tell her clientsâ€™ stories and advocate for them. Thanks to this early introduction to personal injury law, Jennifer felt ready to tackle the challenges of advocating for clients as part of GLP. Jennifer has grown to become a fearless litigator during her career at GLP and enjoys arguing the law in both motion writing and in court.
Over her legal career, Jennifer has met many memorable clients and has learned something from each of them. Jennifer especially enjoys working at GLP because she is able to give clients a sense of security at a time when they need it most. One memorable client chose to pay off their home with their settlement funds after worrying that they might lose their house due to their injuries. Another family of clients, who had multiple children involved in a collision, felt rudderless until Jennifer stepped in to help guide their complicated cases to settlement. Jennifer is an active member of both the Arizona State Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association. She is also an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice. When sheâ€™s not working, Jennifer enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and her dog, Dixie.
Honors: WSAJ Eagle 2020
Bar Admission: Washington State Bar Association, 2017 Arizona State Bar Association, 2014 United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2019 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 2019
Professional Associations: Spokane County Bar Association, 2017-2018 Benton Franklin County Bar Association, 2017-2018