JEANNE MARIE CLAVERE is a 1987 graduate of the University Of Puget Sound School Of Law (now Seattle University School of Law). Prior to earning her law degree she received a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago. In February, 2010 she joined the staff of the Washington State Bar Association as Professional Responsibility Counsel.
Jeanne Marie began her solo practice in 1991, focusing on estate planning, elder law (including complex guardianships, trusts, and guardian ad litem appointments), and contract based criminal prosecution. As Professional Responsibility Counsel, Jeanne Marie supervises the Law Office Management Assistance Program and also works as an advisor to members of the bar on the Rules of Professional Conduct as they apply to WSBA Advisory Ethics Opinions, the Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct, and the ABA Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions. Jeanne Marie is the primary responder on the WSBA Ethics Line and wants every attendee to commit the number to memory and call her first, not after they run into an ethical dilemma.
While in private practice Jeanne Marie appeared before a wide range of comis and tribunals, ranging from Ex Parte hearings to trials on guardianship and criminal issues, and served for many years as a Settlement, Litigation, Adoption, Family Law, Incapacity and Probate Guardian ad Litem in King and Snohomish Counties; Jeanne Marie is past president of the state Washington Women Lawyers, past chair of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and has spoken at CLEs on a wide variety of topics. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility and the Law Practice Division.