Jim Hatch began his career as an attorney in 1980 after graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law. In 1991, Jim started his own practice, Hatch Law Office. While Jim’s early career involved litigating complex family law matters and contentious criminal cases, he became a full-time mediator and arbitrator in 2007. Jim mediates cases involving divorce, legal separation, child support, spousal support, allocation of debts and assets, pension and retirement division, parenting plan disputes, business disputes, real estate disputes and contract disputes. Jim’s experience has provided him with a thorough understanding of the stresses and pressures of divorce and litigation, which in turn, has allowed him to help thousands of clients resolve their disputes. Possessing impeccable professional credentials and a noteworthy career spanning nearly four decades, Jim is among the most highly regarded family law mediators in Washington.
Attorney Jenna Hatch’s practice encompasses selective criminal law cases and all areas of family law with a focus on mediation. Jenna grew up knowing she would be an attorney and planned to follow her in her father’s footsteps. She joined Hatch Law in 2016 after graduating cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law. Prior to law school, Jenna attended Washington State University and received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with an emphasis in ethics. Jenna is a detailed and thoughtful practitioner. Before each case, Jenna first works with her clients to understand the big picture – listening to each client’s situation and helping her clients decide what goals they want to achieve. Then, she begins the thorough planning and necessary work to meet those goals. Jenna understands that each case is unique and requires attention and dedication. In her family law practice, Jenna is equally comfortable when mediating or litigating contentious and complex dissolutions. Jenna also represents clients in select criminal law matters, especially those with co-occurring family law issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault protection orders, and alcohol related cases. Jenna approaches her criminal cases as a fierce, straightforward, and tenacious advocate. Prior to joining Hatch Law, Jenna worked as an intern at the Spokane City Prosecutor’s Office. Outside of work, Jenna is an avid football fan (Go Cougs!) and keeps active outdoors.
Hannah Daniels is an associate attorney with Hatch Law Office. She specializes in family law matters of all kinds and has particular experience working in the field of domestic violence. Hannah also has experience with administrative hearings and appeals. Hannah began working with Hatch Law in 2022 as an intern and came on board as an associate attorney in 2023 after graduating in the top 10% of her class from Gonzaga University School of Law. Prior to working with Hatch Law, Hannah worked with the YWCA Civil Legal Team providing assistance to individuals experiencing intimate partner domestic violence. Hannah believes in a client-focused practice that works to address both the short and long-term needs of the client. Clear and consistent communication with the client is crucial to effective practice, and Hannah is committed to maintaining high-quality client relationships in order to achieve the most effective outcomes. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Hannah is proud to provide legal services to the Eastern Washington community. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time baking and reading mystery novels at home with her dog.