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 over a thousand clients in our community over the past 29 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 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 over 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, and although she is not currently taking new clients, she consults within the firm on cases involving traumatic brain injuries and other disabling conditions. By identifying and quantifying the great financial and emotional hardship that injured individuals and families endure, Jennifer strives for fairness and justice for injured people.
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 from social services to youth activities. For fun, Jennifer and enjoys spending time with family and friends in the San Juan Islands and at 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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Maurice King joined the firm in 2019, where his experience in personal injury and insurance law allows him to provide excellent legal representation in the motor vehicle arena. As an avid bicyclist and advocate for bicycling infrastructure and safety, Maurice has a special interest in bicycle injury cases, which is complemented by prior experience analyzing municipal law issues for local governments.
Maurice graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law. He externed for the Public Disclosure Commission, and volunteered for both the Housing Justice Project and King County Partnership for Youth Justice. Maurice is also a Husky, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Washington.