Port Townsend’s premier social justice and criminal defense law firm.

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Jefferson Associated Counsel is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) law firm. We have provided public defense for clients in Jefferson County Courts since 2005.

Our Office

Located in the heart of uptown Port Townsend at
624 Polk St. Port Townsend, WA 98368
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are all different, with diverse lives, styles and backgrounds but what is consistent is that all of them are kind and committed to advocating for you.

Find your court date

Local court information is available on the Jefferson County, WA website.

Apply for an attorney

Fill out an application to see if you are eligible for public defense.

Log on to Zoom Court

Due to COVID-19, you may be able to appear for court via Zoom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Local resources

We’ve put together a page of helpful links for dealing with the legal system in Jefferson County — from bail bonds, to navigating the DOL, to finding a local treatment agency.

Know Your Rights

Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more about how to interact with police, what to do if you’re arrested, and how the DUI process works.

Don’t qualify for a public defender?

You have several options for hiring a lawyer in Port Townsend: