As a trial attorney for nearly 25 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 before being honored as a Superlawyer starting in 2017.
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).
When she is not advocating for her clients, Jody spends her time raising her two boys with her husband Steve and serving on several community foundations that provide assistance to disadvantaged children and the larger community. She currently serves as a Board member on Ballard Little League and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Friends of Youth, an organization supporting homeless youth in Washington. She is an active volunteer of 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.
- University of Washington with honors
- Gonzaga University School of Law as a member of the Dean’s List and the Gonzaga Law Review
- Named Superlawyer in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022
- Named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics magazine in 2006 and 2007