JRC Practice, PLLC
Washington State Criminal Defense Attorney in King and Whatcom Counties


Who is JRC Practice, PLLC?

JRC Practice PLLC is a Bellingham law firm offering skilled and customized service in criminal defense, post-conviction relief, and civil litigation.

Our clients come from throughout Northwest Washington and the surrounding areas of Whatcom County.

Mr. Corkern maintains a home office in Bellingham and makes jail visits and offer weekend appointments as necessary.


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We at JRC Practice know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Jesse Corkern


Our founding attorney, Jesse Corkern, spent several years as a deputy prosecuting attorney at the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's office before entering private practice. Today, he provides a strong defense against all types of charges. He has earned the respect of clients and opposing counsel alike.

When he is not in the courtroom or advising clients, Mr. Corkern enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is also an adventurous outdoorsman, hiker, backpacker and mountain climber who has conquered both Mount Rainier and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mr. Corkern brings the same energy, determination and courage to his law practice as he does to scaling the most imposing heights.


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

  • Civil Litigation

  • Post Conviction Relief

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

  • King County Bar Association, Member

  • American Bar Association, Member


  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon

    • J.D.

    • Honors: Dean’s List for his academic achievement

    • Law Review: Willamette Law Review, Associate Editor

  • Portland State University, Portland , Oregon

    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

    • Major: Business


  • Featured speaker and has presented lectures on defending Driving Under the Influence cases, Washington’s marijuana laws, and evidentiary strategies at trial, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Past Employment Positions

  • Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

  • Clackamas County District Attorney’s office , Intern