• Jardine Law

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Our Team

F. McNamara Jardine
Attorney & Counselor at Law
f.jardine@jardinelawfirm.com
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F. McNamara Jardine

F. McNamara Jardine began the firm in 1996.  Initially a solo practitioner, Ms. Jardine has worked tirelessly to protect her client’s rights and assert their positions in complex litigation. As more cases were dismissed, government mismanagement exposed, and the wrongly accused acquitted, Ms. Jardine earned her reputation as a compassionate and committed practitioner. 

F. McNamara Jardine is recognized as an exceptional trial lawyer.  She combines experiences as a former public defender and deputy prosecuting attorney to provide a full array of knowledge and technique to both negotiations and trial practice. Ms. Jardine selected the location of her office carefully, ensuring close contact with the community she serves. 

The team at Jardine Law shares her commitment to client and community, ensuring that all clients experience a sense of team commitment in an atmosphere of compassion.  Many hours are spent providing reduced fee and pro bono legal services to those in need.

Ms. Jardine graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School in 1991.  She’s made the South Puget Sound her home for more than twenty-five years, and completed her undergraduate studies with the Geoducks at The Evergreen State College.  She was born and raised in New York by her parents both blue collar hard working folk. Her father was a New York City cab driver and her mother drove a school bus.  She fully understands the value of hard work and she has a unique understanding of economics which translates into her practical approach to law.

John Minarik
Attorney & Counselor at Law
jminarik@jardinelawfirm.com
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John Minarik

John Minarik has been practicing law since graduating from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1991.  He originally hails from the steel mill town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  While Mr. Minarik has experience in many areas of law, he concentrates on plaintiff’s personal injury matters. Mr. Minarik advocates for the rights of individuals in all facets of his practice.

John Minarik is a member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1991.  He is admitted to practice in the Western District of Washington federal court and he is a member of the Puyallup Tribal Bar.  Mr. Minarik and his wife of more than twenty years have made the South Sound their home since 1988. 



Brenda Crawford
Paralegal
paralegal@jardinelawfirm.com
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Brenda Crawford

Brenda Crawford has recently joined Jardine Law Firm as a Paralegal. She has eighteen years of legal experience primarily in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security disability. She entered the legal field in 2000 as a secretary to three attorneys who practiced family law, crime defense, and estate planning.

Ms. Crawford obtained her Associates in Arts and Science from Tacoma Community College. She continued her education at Central Washington University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 1997. Previously, in 1995 she obtained a paralegal certification from the University of Puget Sound.

Ms. Crawford has resided in the Pacific Northwest since the early 80’s and comes from a family that primarily worked for or owned grocery stores. Following high school Ms. Crawford entered the floral business and created a wholesale division for a local nursery. She later became the floral manager at a local retail store and enjoyed many success stories and record sales.

Ms. Crawford prides herself in assisting clients in difficult situations. She is an excellent listener and prides herself in obtaining the best possible outcome for the clients of Jardine Law Firm. Ms. Crawford resides in University Place with her husband Christopher. She has two children and two grandchildren who also live in Pierce County. Her passions include her pets, gardening and creating floral arrangements.

Ansel L. Jardine
Archive Specialist and Administrative Assistant
ansel@jardinelawfirm.com
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Ansel L. Jardine

Ansel L. Jardine joined the Law Office of F. McNamara Jardine, & Associates, LLC, as an archive specialist and administrative assistant in March 1997.

Ansel, the son of F. McNamara Jardine worked side by side with his mother as the business grew. He spent many days after school and summer vacations developing the archive system and client database. Throughout the years, Ansel filled in any and all administrative positions, from receptionist to training the office support staff. The office relies on him for information technology management. He singlehandedly created the archive system. He has contracted with other neighboring law offices as a legal assistant and archive specialist.

 

 

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