As a trial attorney for more than a decade, Jody K. Reich has tried and arbitrated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts. While Jody represents a wide variety of clients,
in estate planning, probate and business
disputes, she dedicates a large part of her practice to protecting victims of serious injury caused by the negligence of others. She has obtained nearly $1 million in verdicts or settlements on behalf of clients in the last two years alone. Her background as a litigator for ten years before joining the firm, where she defended corporations and worked for insurance companies, makes her uniquely qualified to represent injured clients and negotiate insurance claims.
Jody was born and raised in Seattle, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
political science from the University of Washington in 1994, with honors. She graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1998 as a member of the Dean's List. She also
served as a Board Member for Gonzaga Law Review, which she was honored as Editor of the Year. Jody was named "Rising Star" by
Washington Law & Politics magazine in 2006 and 2007, a designation reserved for fewer than
3 percent of all licensed attorneys in the State of Washington who have practiced less than 10 years.
Prior to her current practice, Jody was a partner at Betts, Patterson and Mines, a large
Seattle litigation firm. She also served as a law clerk to a Federal Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, Judge Edward F. Shea, and for Judge James M. Murphy, Spokane Superior Court Judge (retired).
Jody is the mother of two young sons, Hunter and Brody, and spends her free time raising her two boys with her husband, Steve. Jody is also an active member in a number of community foundations that provide assistance to disadvantaged children. She has served as committee chair and member of the Board of Directors for a local youth and family services agency, Friends of Youth. Jody also greatly enjoys her work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation as a wish volunteer where she works with children with life-threatening medical conditions. She is a member of the Junior League of Seattle, which serves to improve the local community through volunteerism, training and leadership.