Jinju Park, Senior Associate
Jinju joined Cedar Law to serve the citizens of Washington and Arizona by providing legal representation of the highest quality to students, families, and teachers who need help accessing the promise of equal educational opportunities for all. She likes to think outside of the box, work collaboratively with clients and schools, geek out about the law, and discover answers to questions that nobody has ever asked before.
Prior to joining Cedar Law, Jinju practiced law for 10 years in Arizona and Washington, with a focus on education and health law. In Arizona, she was an Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Education, the School for the Deaf and Blind, and the Board of Education. In Washington, she worked as a defense attorney for public schools, providing guidance and advice and engaging in civil litigation through all phases of litigation including initial case analysis, budgeting, strategy, discovery, motion practice, and final resolution. Jinju has experience in administrative hearings, civil litigation, appeals, policy-drafting, agency rule-making, and investigations. Her specific interests include: student and public health, disabilities, special education, non-discrimination, federal compliance, investigations, compliance with public records and open meeting laws, teacher certification and licensing, and complex constitutional litigation.
Jinju is admitted to practice in Arizona and Washington’s state and federal courts. She volunteers with the King County Bar Association, is a member of several professional organizations, and frequently presents at seminars including due process hearings, disabilities law, student health, student bullying, and sexual harassment.
When she isn’t busy practicing law, she likes to “make stuff” at home (like sew, draw, and cook) and to “do stuff” outside (like camp, hike, and ski).