Credentials and Experience

Law Practice Admissions

Washington State

New York State

Massachusetts (inactive)


Yale University, B.A. English Literature, cum laude, 1984

Yale Glee Club, 1981-1984

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.,  Top 10%, 1990

Deans Merit Scholar, International Law Review, Articles Editor

New York University School of Law, Masters in Taxation, 1994


Office of the Manhattan District Attorney, Internship, Summer 1988

New York City Corporation Counsel, Law Intern 1988-1989

Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, NYC, Law Clerk 1989-1990

Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, NYC, Tax Associate 1990-1993

Sidley Austin, Brown & Wood, NYC, Tax Associate 1993-2006

Dorsey & Whitney, Senior Tax Attorney, Seattle,  2006-2010

Bloomberg BNA, writer for Bloomberg Law legal research platform 2010-2014

Jenny Coates Law, PLLC, founder and principal, 2011-present

Professional Associations

Washington Bar Association

New York Bar Association

King County Bar Association

Washington Women in Tax

Seattle Tax Group

Select Seattle Attorneys

Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Board of Directors

Named 2018 Washington Superlawyer (Tax, Contracts, Business and Corporate)