Jennifer Aspaas serves as general and litigation counsel for the firm's condominium and homeowner association clients. Jennifer assists clients with review, drafting and negotiation of contracts and loan transactions, as well as advice and drafting of declaration amendments and other association corporate documents. She also advises clients regarding general governance, enforcement matters, and compliance with state and federal law.
In addition, Jennifer defends the interests of association clients in state and federal court litigation, as well as bankruptcy, foreclosure and collection matters.
Jennifer has extensive experience representing the interests of creditors, both institutional and individual, in bankruptcy, collection matters, state and federal court litigation, real estate transactions, and litigation including title work, foreclosure and forfeiture. Jennifer was formerly counsel for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association, the Federal National Mortgage Association, Wells Fargo Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, as well as numerous loan servicing companies.
Jennifer started her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Patricia C. Williams, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Washington. After completing her clerkship she acted as in-house counsel for the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee in Spokane, Washington. Thereafter she moved to Seattle and focused her practice on representing financial institutions, trustees and individuals in bankruptcy and collection related matters.
University of Washington School of Law, LL.M in Taxation (1997)
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D. (1996)
University of Washington, B.A. Scandinavian Area Studies (1991)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (1998)
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (1999)
U.S. District Court for Oregon (2003)
United States Supreme Court (2014)
District of Oregon Bankruptcy Court Local Rules Advisory Committee (2010 to present)
Western District of Washington Local Rules Advisory Committee Chapter 13 Subcommittee (2013 to present)
Western District of Washington Local Rules Advisory Committee (2007 to 2013)
Eastern District of Washington Local Rules Advisory Committee (1999 to 2004)
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor Debtor Rights Section Member
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Section Member
King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Member
Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS), Board Member (2007 to present)
CENTS – Senior Money Project Committee Member (2013 to present)
West Seattle Senior Center Capital Campaign Committee (2003 to 2004)
Special Olympics, Ski Racing Coach (2007 to 2008)
Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Board Member (2000 to 2005)
In Defense of Animals – Africa (IDA Africa), Board Member (2005 to 2006)