Attorneys

Jody Reich

As a trial attorney for over 20 years, Jody Reich has tried and arbitrated hundreds of cases in state and federal court and the Washington Court of Appeals. Jody represents a wide variety of clients in estate planning, probate and business disputes.  She also dedicates a large part of her practice to protecting victims of serious injury caused by the negligence of others.  Her estate planning work focuses on all aspects of end of life planning, such as the creation of family trusts and estates.  She also assists clients through the probate process, represents interested parties in estate disputes when the arise, and helps companies with various business interests in the community.

Jody was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington with honors and Gonzaga University School of Law as a member of the Dean’s List and the Gonzaga Law Review. She was named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics magazine beginning in 2006 and Superlawyer in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. When she is not advocating for her clients, Jody spends her time raising her two young boys and serving on community foundations that provide assistance to disadvantaged children, including Friends of Youth and Make a Wish Foundation.

Prior to her current practice, Jody was a partner at Betts Patterson Mines and served as a law clerk to Federal Judge Edward F. Shea for the Eastern District of Washington 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 families. She served as a member of the Board of Directors Friends of Youth, an organization serving homeless youth in Washington, is an active volunteer for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and acts as an instructor and coach for Girls on the Run in Seattle. She is also a member of the Seattle Junior League which serves to improve the local community through volunteerism, training and leadership.

Education

  • University of Washington with honors
  • Gonzaga University School of Law as a member of the Dean’s List and the Gonzaga Law Review

Awards

  • Named Superlawyer in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics magazine in 2006 and 2007

Jody Reich | Phone: 425.776.1352jody@detsparlaw.com