Hawkins Law is a client-focused service team that combines efficient communications with innovative and practical legal solutions to help our clients achieve their goals. This philosophy is guided by our commitment to form long term relationships with our clients and make a meaningful contribution to their lives and their businesses.

 

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Business Law

Business Organization

Starting a business can be confusing. From choosing the right type of business structure and completing applications to drafting operating agreements and answering questions about your duties as a business owner, we can assist each step of the way.

Business Operations

You want your business to be successful, and so do we.  Through document drafting, contract review, formulating employee policies, and evaluating proposed personnel and business actions, we resolve current issues and help clients avoid future legal challenges. We serve as general counsel for our clients, providing trusted resources and a proactive approach to the challenges of today’s business climate. Whether in our office or yours, we can become a vital part of your team.


Municipal Law

We advise multiple municipal governments, public entities, and non-profit organizations. We craft resolutions, ordinances, bylaws, and other documents. We also provide counsel on public record act requests, open public meeting laws, land use, water rights, procurement, contracts, and other complex legal issues that face elected bodies.


Property Law

Real Estate

Real estate transactions can be complicated and confusing. Whether it’s developing real estate, buying/selling property without a broker, or drafting easements or leases (commercial, residential, or agriculture), we work hard to prevent or resolve potential issues.

Landlord-Tenant

We instruct and coach landlords through the increasingly complex landlord-tenant laws, provide timely advice when issues arise, and assist with evictions (when necessary).  Legal obligations and rights differ depending on the property and situation; we help our clients understand these key distinctions.


Wills & Estates

Estate Planning

We focus on straightforward estate planning aimed at putting the simple estate in order and giving our clients peace of mind.  A well-drafted will or trust can arrange long term support for others (e.g., minor dependents, those with special needs, etc.) and appropriately dispose of your real estate, personal belongings, and other property upon your death. Similarly, we can customize a durable power of attorney, healthcare directive (sometimes called a living will), and/or a medical power of attorney to help you plan for the uncertainties of life.

Probate

When necessary, probate is an important tool in resolving an estate.  We can evaluate whether probate is necessary in your situation and help you understand your options. Whether acting as a consultant while you handle the estate on your own, or as your legal representative, we can help you make sense of the confusing probate process.

 

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Jared N. Hawkins

Attorney at Law

Jared N. Hawkins is a native of Burns, Oregon. After passing the bar exam in Washington, Jared joined the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate (JAG). As a military attorney he had a diverse practice of law in advising military commanders, service members, and others on a variety of matters including administrative law, employment law, contracts, real property law, landlord/tenant disputes, wills, and criminal justice. Over the course of 6 1/2 years he gained significant litigation experience serving in administrative proceedings and misdemeanor and as a felony level courts-martial.

Jared joined Virtual In-House Counsel in September 2011 (the name of the firm at that time). Since joining the firm, Jared’s practice has included issues related to business law, municipal law, employment law, landlord-tenant disputes, property law, estate planning, and a myriad of other matters. Jared is well liked and respected for his friendly demeanor and his straightforward practical approach to the law.

 

Education

J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University
Juris Doctor, 2004

Activities & Affiliations

• Rotary Club
• Blue Mountain Action Council Volunteer Attorney Program

Bar Admissions

• Washington
• Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces

 
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Aimee Parmley

Attorney at law

Prior to law school, Aimee taught middle school English in Los Angeles. After earning her juris doctor, she served as a business litigation and transactional associate at DLA Piper LLP (US), an AmLaw 100 international law firm. At DLA Piper, Aimee defended companies in business tort, product liability, environmental, unfair competition class actions, trademark infringement and privacy matters. Her business transactional experience includes advising and assisting companies with business formation, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border transactions. Aimee is committed to serving the community and received the State Bar of California Wiley Manuel Award for pro bono legal services in 2012.

Aimee moved to Walla Walla in 2013 and joined Hawkins Law in May 2016. She speaks conversational Spanish and Tagalog. When not working, Aimee enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Juris doctor, with honors, 2010

UCLA
Master’s in Education

University of Minnesota Law School
Visiting student

Biola University
Bachelor’s degree

Activities & Affiliations

• Moms’ Network of Walla Walla
• Blue Mountain Action Council Volunteer Attorney Program

Bar Admissions

• Washington, California, Minnesota

 
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Kjirsten Hedine

Office Manager/paraLegal

Kjirsten began working in the legal field in 2002 as an Office Assistant. After graduating from Western Washington University in 2010, she put her administrative skills to use as a Planning Assistant for a private wealth management firm. She has been the Office Manager and Paralegal at Hawkins Law (previously named Virtual In-House Counsel) since 2012.

Kjirsten is the first voice you’ll hear when you contact our office. She will efficiently assist you with your administrative needs. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys traveling with her husband as much as possible, attending community events, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Education

Western Washington University
Bachelor’s in Business Administration

 

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“Hawkins Law helped us successfully navigate a complex real estate transaction. Their attention to detail and concern for accuracy is excellent. Legal advice and consultation from Hawkins Law is an excellent value.”

“Our not-for-profit agency works in a highly regulated and changing environment. Hawkins Law continues to provide the support and the expertise we need in a timely manner so we can carry out our mission. We so appreciate having this firm on our team!”

“Very professional, and easy to work with, Jared runs a thoughtful and conscientious practice. He is detail oriented and really digs into the matter before deciding to recommend the proper approach. I have great regard and confidence in his legal services.”

“I appreciated the ease of scheduling an appointment with Aimee Parmley along with the ability to get the information I needed . . . Aimee gave me the freedom to do what I thought I could take care of on my own. Then when I ran into a problem she resolved that issue in a timely manner. All of this was facilitated by Kjirsten, the office manager. Kjirsten took care of me very well . . . her management of time and documents was very efficient.”

“You are my go-to law office in Walla Walla County if I ever need legal assistance again.”

“Jared was amazing to work with, great advice, understanding and resolve. I am very happy to have met Jared and worked together. I plan on using Jared exclusively for my future legal needs. Thanks again, Jared.”

“Jared was very knowledgeable and provided sound advice. He was calm and collected and was able to very efficiently detail our courses of action, which not only removed anxiety surrounding the matter, but also saved us money. I trust him completely and cannot recommend him highly enough.”

“I cannot recommend Jared enough. He is a terrific attorney! He represented my husband in an unemployment appeal. Jared was so professional, precise and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.”

“Jared was forthright, friendly; easy to talk to. We appreciated the way he explained things and provided clear strategies. He took a daunting issue and took the time to listen and lay it out cleanly so that we understood it. He was responsible with sensitive documents and was great about following up and making sure that we were well taken care of. We would highly recommend him.”

 

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