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Edmonds Law Firm
Edmonds Law Firm

Jody Reich

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.

Jody Reich, Edmonds Lawyer

Jody Reich
Phone: 425.776.1352
jody@detsparlaw.com

Recent Trials and Cases

Cotton v. Peninsula McDonald’s Restaurants, Inc., King County Cause No. 11-2-03778-9; favorable, confidential settlement secured for handicapped client who fell on snow and ice, requiring several back surgeries.

Baum v. State Farm, U.S. District Court No. 2:13-cv-00980-JCC, Western District of Washington; $60,000 settlement in a underinsured motorist bad faith/Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) violation where State Farm had offered client $0 prior to lawsuit.

In re Minor Settlement of N.G., Pierce County Cause No. 10-4-01424-4; $75,000 settlement obtained for 11-year-old boy injured in a vicious attack by a pit bull.

Hall v. Scott, Cause No. 09-2-03500-6; favorable verdict obtained for client injured in a serious auto accident.

Brown v. Keller, Pierce County Cause No. 12-2-15384-7; $50,000 settlement obtained for 9-year-old girl attacked by a Rottweiler.

Jenkins v. Cascade Plaza, LLC; Cause No. 09-2-06151-1; verdict obtained for injured client who fell outside her building in snow and ice, severely fracturing her ankle; largest verdict in Snohomish County for a case of its kind.

Hall v. Scott, Cause No. 09-2-03500-6; favorable verdict obtained for client injured in a serious auto accident.

In re Minor Settlement of N.G., Cause No. 10-4-01424-4; $75,000 settlement obtained for 11-year-old boy injured in a vicious attack by a pit bull in Pierce County.

Favorable settlement in arbitration for client injured in a sexual harassment/hostile work environment claims brought under state and federal law against national restaurant chain.
 

Other Representative Matters

Obtained expeditious and favorable settlement for medical malpractice client whose primary care physician failed to properly remove a malignant melanoma, leading to serious complications and permanent scarring.

Obtained verdict for injured client in auto accident in Snohomish County; secured two times the amount of the verdict in first party insurance for wage benefits lost due to injury for client following trial.

Represented plaintiffs in auto accidents, underinsured motorist claims, and wrongful death action arising out of a fatal multi-car collision.

Represented surviving mother in disputed intestate probate and successfully prevented key assets from being sold by court.

Obtained insurance benefits for injured parties for major wage loss, underinsured motorist coverage, and personal injury protection.

Prepared extensive employment contracts and provided advice regarding non-compete agreements and sale of business.

Represented both general contractors and subcontractors in construction defect litigation and contract disputes.

 

100 Second Avenue South, Suite 190
Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: 425.776.1352
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