Jason J. Fugate

Jason J. Fugate is a civil and litigation attorney. He primarily focuses his practice on family law issues concerning division of property, custody of children, protection of his client’s interest, and enforcement of his client’s rights, interests and claims. Jason  also focuses on  civil disputes, defense of criminal allegations and personal injury. He has served as Judge pro-tem for the City of Centralia on numerous occasions. He is a careful legal practitioner and  intelligent communicator who zealously advocates for his client’s best interests. In doing so, he understands and is sensitive to the emergent needs of clients in the litigation process and the increasing role and importance of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. He is a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and regularly practices in Lewis, Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pierce Counties.

Professional Experience

  • Criminal Defense – Felony and Misdemeanors
  • DUI Defense
  • Family Law: (Divorce, Legal Separation, Parenting Plans, Custody, Child Support, Modifications, Spousal Support)
  • Adoptions
  • Dependency/Termination of Parental Rights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restore Firearm and Voting Rights
  • Vacate Convictions
  • Anti-Harassment
  • Guardianships
  • Civil Litigation
  • Property Transactions and/or Disputes


Professional Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • South Dakota State Bar Association
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)
  • Lewis County Bar Association
  • Thurston County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Chehalis Youth Soccer Team Sponsor
  • Northwest Christian School Yearbook Sponsor
  • Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon
  • Paint the Town



  • Juris Doctor, University of South Dakota School of Law
  • B.S. Psychology, University of South Dakota



  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Dean’s List, Universtiy of South Dakota College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mary W. Hanson Scholarship Recipient