Church Rietzke Johnson is a South Puget Sound personal injury law firm whose founding member has been practicing in Olympia since 1990. We devote our practice to serving injured people in all surrounding counties, including Thurston, Pierce, King, Lewis, Mason, and Grays Harbor. Our office is fully staffed with a team of skilled and experienced professionals who will fight for every benefit you deserve.
Terry Church is the founding member and senior partner of Church Rietzke Johnson PLLC. Terry has been practicing law in the South Puget Sound since 1990 and limits his practice to representing injured individuals, which number close to two thousand clients in the past 28 years. A strong advocate for his clients, Terry achieves excellent results in both settlement and litigation settings. Terry’s extensive litigation experience includes trials, arbitrations and mediations, and hard fought negotiations. Terry has been battling insurance companies to get his clients the justice they deserve for almost three decades.
A dedicated legal professional committed to serving the community, Terry is past president and current board member of the Thurston County Bar Association. He serves on the board of Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services, supporting legal representation regardless of ability to pay. In addition to being an advocate for the injured, Terry is active in our local civil courts. He is regularly selected as an arbitrator to perform mandatory arbitrations in Superior Court. He has also served as a Judge Pro-Tem and Settlement Conference Judge for Thurston County District Court. With this diverse experience in the courts, Terry brings immeasurable knowledge and practical wisdom to every client he represents.
Terry graduated cum laude from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, where he was a member of Law Review. He is a native of the Puget Sound area, and graduated from Washington State University in 1984, and worked as a journalist for newspapers in Washington and Oregon before going to law school. A diehard baseball fan, Terry’s favorite job was in high school when he worked as a bat boy for the Seattle Mariners in their inaugural season at the Kingdome in 1977.
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Jennifer Rietzke has close to three decades of experience handling complex medical and disability claims for injured people, in legal and insurance settings. Jennifer limits her practice to plaintiff personal injury law, with a focus on traumatic brain injuries. Jennifer brings a depth of both knowledge and compassion to her practice, recognizing and quantifying the great financial and emotional hardship that injuries and disabilities cause to individuals and families.
Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2001, and holds a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science as well. She is a member of the Brain Injury Association of Washington, Washington Association for Justice, and Washington Women Lawyers. Jennifer supports many community groups in our area, ranging social services to youth activities. For fun, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family in the San Juan Islands and the Washington coast.
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Bryan Johnson has been practicing law since 2011, and focuses his practice on representing individuals who have been seriously injured due to accidents or the negligence of others. Bryan’s courtroom experience and strong negotiation skills make him a formidable opponent in his field. As a passionate advocate who works tirelessly on behalf of injured people, Brian is proud of the recoveries he has obtained for his clients in many circumstances, including automobile collisions, slip and fall/premise liability, and governmental liability.
Bryan lives with his family in Olympia and takes a vested interest in the welfare and success of our community. He serves on a panel of arbitrators for Superior Court, is a member of the Thurston and Pierce County Bar Associations, and an Eagle member of the Washington Association for Justice. Bryan graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law, where he was a member of Law Review. He served as treasurer for the Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project, supporting and promoting public interest legal services. Bryan served as an extern clerk for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. A graduate of the University of Washington, Bryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
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