Jeannie Bryant, JD

Jeannie Bryant

Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney

Jeannie Bryant is a Senior Prosecuting Attorney with the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office in Vancouver, Washington. Born and raised in Helena Montana, she is a 1984 graduate of the University of Montana. She began her career with Clark County Prosecutor’s office as a legal intern during her 3rd year of law school in May of 1986. She was hired as a deputy prosecuting attorney after graduating from law school at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1987. She became a Senior Prosecutor in September 2006. She was initially assigned to the District Court which processes all misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors occurring within the jurisdiction of Clark County. In 1989, she began prosecuting felonies for her office and was one of the first two prosecutors in the specialized Child Abuse Intervention Center, now called the Children’s Justice Center in Clark County. This unique unit was a combined city and county investigative unit involving detectives from both the city and the county working directly with county prosecutors to deal specifically with child abuse and sexual assault cases involving children. She served as a prosecutor in the unit from 1990 to 1992. In her career, she has handled multiple complex litigation cases to include homicide cases, robberies, vehicular homicides and other Class A felonies. She specialized in the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor Domestic Violence offenses, and she wrote the grant to apply for federal funding which was used to create the Domestic Violence Prosecution Center in 2001. This unit is a collaboration between the City of Vancouver and Clark County, and it became a model for other agencies. Both city and county prosecutors worked together in one unit to prosecute criminal domestic violence cases while also working with victims’ advocates to assist victims of domestic violence. She served as a Unit Coordinator in the Domestic Violence unit and was assigned to the unit two separate times during her career. She has prepared presentations on Domestic Violence, Miranda, and the Child Hearsay Statute for both prosecutors and law enforcement personnel, and she was a member of the Clark County Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Task Force from 1999 to 2012, also serving on the Steering Committee for that task force. She has volunteered extensively with Domestic Violence advocates in the community to train them to work with victims and their recoveries. She is currently the Senior Prosecutor Team Leader in the Juv