Who We Are

Church Rietzke 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 webTerry Church

Terry Church has been practicing law in the South Puget Sound since 1990. He limits his practice to representing injured individuals. A strong advocate for his clients, Terry has achieved excellent results in both settlement and litigation settings.

Terry is active in the Thurston County Bar Association and in May 2015 begins his term as President of the organization.

Terry graduated cum laude from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), where he was a member of Law Review. He is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), the Washington State Bar Association, and the Thurston and Pierce County bar associations. He has served as a chair of the WSAJ Thurston County roundtable. Terry is a native of the Puget Sound area, and graduated from Washington State University in 1984.

Before becoming an attorney, Terry was a journalist for the Tacoma News Tribune and the Walla Walla Union Bulletin.  He is a contributing author to the Washington State Bar Association publication Washington Civil Trial and Evidence Manual, Voir Dire to Verdict (Fifth Edition, 2004).

In addition to being an advocate for the injured, Terry is also active in local civil courts as an arbitrator and mediator. 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.

Terry is a Washington State Association for Justice Eagle member.  He enjoys volunteering in the community, which has included working at the St. Vincent de Paul clothing bank, coaching youth baseball, acting as a high school mock trial coach, cub scout den leader, and serving on the St. Michael School Commission.

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jennifer webJennifer Rietzke

Jennifer Rietzke limits her practice to plaintiff personal injury law, with a focus on traumatic brain injuries. Jennifer has over two decades of experience handling complex medical and disability claims for injured people, both in insurance settings and as a lawyer. 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 and Washington Women Lawyers.

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Brian webBryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson joined Church Rietzke in 2013, bringing his courtroom skills and litigation experience to now exclusively represent injured plaintiffs. Bryan is a passionate advocate who works tirelessly on behalf of his clients.

Bryan is an Olympia resident and a member of the Pierce and Thurston County Bar Associations. Bryan graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law, where he was a member of Law Review. He served on the board of the Gonzaga Public Interest law Project, supporting and promoting public interest legal services.

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