Advocate, Counselor, and Attorney at Law – these words both denote a lawyer’s relationship with a client and effectively describe Jacqueline’s approach to legal representation.

Jacqueline enrolled in law school with the express desire to be an aid to those in need and a fierce protector of an individual’s rights and dignities.  This fire continues to fuel her work here at Crew Janci LLP, and is further kindled by the strength of our firm’s passionate and driven professionals.

Identifying practical solutions to complex problems while always considering the client’s interests and desires is the penultimate goal of Jacqueline’s practice.  This is true no matter if the end result concerns the pursuit of justice, the realization of a lifelong dream, or the simple need of a steady hand to help navigate a dark or difficult path.

Jacqueline has extensive experience representing survivors of rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, and victims of crime.  Prior to attending law school, she worked as a sexual assault victim advocate in several non-profit community organizations.  During this time, she witnessed first-hand the many ways that sexual violence can negatively impact various aspects of a person’s life, such as employment, education, housing, health and safety.  Jacqueline’s work as a victim advocate thus inspired her to become a lawyer, and she has dedicated her legal career to providing holistic and comprehensive assistance to victims of sexual violence seeking redress through the civil justice system.

As an Advocate, Jacqueline believes that survivors have the ultimate right to decide the means, manner and method by which they respond to what happened to them.  As a Counselor, she understands the unique needs and difficulties of persons who have been traumatized by sexual violence, and aids victims in obtaining the resources they need to help rebuild their lives.  As an Attorney, Jacqueline utilizes the law to empower her clients to achieve the justice they rightly deserve, while holding institutions and individual perpetrators accountable for their actions.

Whether you are in need of an Advocate, Attorney, Counselor, or some combination of the three, Jacqueline is here to support you every step of the way.

Expertise

  • Sexual Assault
  • Rape
  • Crime Victims’ Rights
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Employment Law
  • Title IX
  • Institutional Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Tort Litigation

Experience

  • Associate Attorney, Crew Janci LLP, 2015—Present
  • Associate Attorney, O’Donnell Clark & Crew LLP, 2014—2015
  • Litigation Law Clerk, O’Donnell Clark & Crew LLP, 2013—2014
  • Law Clerk, Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, 2012—2013
  • Advocate, Portland Women’s Crisis Line, 2012—2013
  • Restraining Order Advocate, Volunteers of America Home Free, 2012—2013
  • Student Instructor, Feminism and the Law Seminar, 2012—2013
  • Summer Law Clerk, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, 2012
  • Lead Legal Intern, National Crime Victim Law Institute, 2011—2012
  • Research Assistant to Professor Douglas Beloof, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2011—2012
  • Founder & President, Crime Victims’ Rights Alliance, 2011—2013
  • Secretary, Criminal Law Society, 2011—2012
  • Violence Against Women Legal Intern, National Crime Victim Law Institute, 2010—2012
  • Advocate, Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center, 2009
  • Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, Center for Community Solutions, 2007—2010

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law, 2013
    • Capstone
      • “Out of the Frying Pan, Only to be Fired: Conceptualizing Employment Law Remedies for Victims of Sexual Violence”
    • Certificate
      • Public Interest Law, Employment Law Emphasis
    • Honors & Awards
      • Dean’s Honors: 2011, 2012, 2013
      • Certificate of Achievement for Non-Representational Pro-Bono Work: 2011, 2012, 2013
      • Certificate of Achievement for Community Service: 2012, 2013
      • Certificate of Achievement for Volunteer Hours Performed
      • Winner, Public Interest Graduate Fellowship
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California San Diego, 2009
    • Major
      • Critical Gender Studies & Sociology
    • Minor
      • Japanese Studies
    • Thesis
      • “Rape Culture in the Courtroom: A Critical Analysis of Patriarchal Jurisprudence”
    • Honors & Awards
      • Magna Cum Laude
      • Provost’s Honors: 2007, 2008, 2009
      • Department Honors with Distinction
      • Research Scholar, 22nd Annual University of California Research Conference

Member Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center
  • National Crime Victim Law Institute
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association (Pending)
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers

Selected Awards & Engagements

  • Honorable Darleen Ortega Outstanding Mentor Award, 2015
  • Expert Panelist, Sexual Assault on College Campuses, 2015
  • Grant Recipient, Oregon State Bar Writing Competition, 2013
  • Representative, Portland Compassion Clinic, 2012
  • Presenter, “Stalking Protective Orders in Oregon: State v. Ryan on Review,” 10th Annual National Crime Victim Law Conference, 2011
  • Award Recipient, National Crime Victim Law Conference Writing Competition, 2011
  • Presenter & Trainer, “Federal Crime Victims’ Rights,” Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates, 2012
  • Presenter & Trainer, Center for Community Solutions, 2009
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, 2005
  • Keynote, American Association of University Women, 2003

 

Publications

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