C.V. at a glance
Active member of the state bar of Arizona
Inactive member of the state bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia
After several years as an attorney in Washington, D.C. and here in Phoenix, I decided somewhat unexpectedly to become a stay-at-home mom. My first child had some medical and developmental challenges, and I was struggling to line up the appropriate care and services.
It was a difficult and stressful period, but one we were able to weather successfully, in large part because of my education and professional background. Sadly, I had come across many other parents and families on my journey who had more difficulty navigating "the system." It seemed so unfair, and I felt driven to try to help them.
After a few years volunteering assistance to friends and acquaintances and becoming active in the local disability community, I began consulting professionally as JK Voices, LLC. I built my educational consulting practice around a fundamental belief that parents should be empowered to advocate for their own children. I loved watching children and families learn to assert their rights and obtain the free appropriate education to which they were entitled.
Over time, however, I encountered more than a few situations in which even the most well-informed and assertive families needed more help. In 2016 I decided to open the Law Office of Jenifer Kasten, LLC so that I can continue to educate and empower families and provide direct legal representation when the need arises.