Jennifer “Jenny” Mendoza attended Seattle University where she received her B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a specialization in forensic psychology. She is a first-generation college graduate and the proud daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. She then earned her J.D. law degree from the University of Washington School of Law. During her time in law school, she was on the board of multiple student organizations and became senior managing editor and senior translation editor of the Washington International Law Journal. After graduating law school, Jenny went on to work in dependency law at the Tulalip Tribes of Washington. She then returned to school and earned an LL.M (Master of Laws) degree in Immigration and Citizenship Law from Loyola University New Orleans. She came back to Washington and worked for a family law firm in Everett before joining The Advocates.
Jenny is passionate about helping her clients achieve the best result possible in their cases. As a bilingual attorney, she has worked tirelessly to help Spanish-speaking clients better navigate the legal system and feel heard without a language-barrier. She is committed to being a fierce advocate for her clients by continuing to listen and understand the needs of her clients.
Outside of her work as an attorney, Jenny’s interests include dancing, travelling, cooking, baking, and watching true crime documentaries. She is currently trying to learn new languages to add to repertoire and refreshing her French language skills—which she studied for 6 years when she was younger. She also loves to spend time with her 3 dogs and family and volunteers at legal clinics in Snohomish and King County during her free time.