Jeanette was born in 1961 in Los Angeles, but spent most of her childhood in Ottawa, Canada. She obtained a BA in Economics at Rice University in Houston, a school selected in part because of the decidedly un-Canadian winters there.
In 1987 Jeanette earned her law degree from the University of Denver, and proceeded to work in several different areas of law. She found the work rather tedious, however, until 1995, when she helped organize a non-profit legal clinic to provide services to disabled individuals needing access to medical care in Denver. She found her calling and has been speaking up for disabled individuals since.
In 1999 Jeanette moved to Olympia, WA to focus on SSI and Social Security disability law. She worked with Elie Halpern & Associates before joining Steve to form the law firm of Maddox & Laffoon in 2005.
Jeanette loves life in the beautiful, soggy Pacific Northwest with two teenagers, cats, and two fuzzy bunnies. Her hobbies include skiing, quilting, and yoga. Her core belief is that every one of us has something valuable to offer in this life, and deserves to be treated with dignity and compassion.
Areas Of Practice:
Social Security / Disability Law
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2002
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1987
Rice University, Houston, TX, 1983