Jakob McGhie

Jakob is a trial ready criminal defense attorney. Jakob represents clients charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes, as well as DUI and traffic infractions. Jakob practices in both our Olympia and Centralia offices.

Jakob graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. He then attended Gonzaga University School of Law, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

He excelled academically, earning CALI awards in several courses including Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, and Real Estate Law. He also excelled in Moot Court competition, competing in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition twice, and winning the Gonzaga University Clarke Cup oral advocacy competition in 2012.

During law school, Jakob volunteered for several organizations such as the Washington Moderate Means Program, the Center for Justice, and the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. His worked earned him the Pro Bono Distinction honor from Gonzaga University School of Law.

In 2014 Jakob joined Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP as an associate and became a partner in 2020. He focuses his practice on criminal and DUI defense, Worker’s Compensation, Landlord/Tenant and property disputes, firearm rights restoration, and the expungement and sealing of criminal records.

Jakob is active with several organizations, serving as Chairman of the City of Centralia Planning Commission; President-Elect of the Twin Cities Rotary Club, Board Member with Young Professionals of Lewis County; Board Member with Discover! Children’s Museum; Committee Member of the Washington State Bar Association New and Young Lawyer’s Committee; and is a Council Member with the Lewis County Law and Justice Council.

In his spare time he enjoys hiking and fishing, golfing, reading, and cooking.