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As a trial attorney for more than a decade, Jody K. Reich, a pricipal with Dethlefs Sparwasser Reich Dickerson and Key, PLLC,  has tried and arbitrated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts.  While Jody represents a wide variety of clients, including businesses and injured persons, she dedicates a large part of her practice to protecting victims of serious injury caused by the negligence of others.  She has obtained nearly $1 million in verdicts or settlements on behalf of clients in the last two years alone.  She also enjoys practicing employment law, often drafting employment agreements and non-competes for corporate employees, and has successfully pursued numerous sexual harassment claims for clients in wrongful termination actions.


Prior to her current practice, Ms. Reich was a partner at Betts, Patterson and Mines, a large downtown business firm.  She also served as a law clerk to a Federal Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, Judge Edward F. Shea, 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 children.  She greatly enjoys her work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation as a Wish Granter, making wishes come true for children with difficult medical conditions.   


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Employment: 20%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Kokie Elizabeth Adams

    Jody is a bright and dedicated lawyer who works diligently to meet her client's goals. She practices with a perfect balance of compassion and determination. I highly recommend her.


    Kokie Adams Estate Planning Attorney
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  • Richard Douglas Wurdeman

    I have worked with Jody in the past, and I endorse her without hesitation. She truly cares for her clients, and works hard for them. She is smart, well prepared, and an absolute pleasure to work with.


    Richard Wurdeman Real Estate Attorney
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Contact info

Dethlefs Sparwasser

100 Second Avenue South, Suite 190
Edmonds, WA, 98020


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalDethleffs Sparwasser Reich Dickerson & Key, PLLC2008 - Present
PartnerBetts Patterson Mines Attorneys2002 - 2008
AssociateClark Bovington Cole Mills & Lether1999 - 2002
Law ClerkEastern District Of Washington Federal Court1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Make a Wish FoundationVolunteer2009 - Present
Washington State Association for Justicemember2009 - Present
Edmonds Chamber of CommerceMember2008 - Present
Transportation Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - 2009
Association for Transportation Law ProfessionsMember2003 - 2009
Federal Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersEditor in Chief2002 - 2009
King County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Junior League of SeattleMember2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jenkins v. Cascade Plaza$270,000 jury verdict
Hall v. ScottPlainitff's Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defense News, Washington Defense Trial LawyersTrial Budgets: A Defense Lawyer's Dilemma - How Much is Enough?2004
Gonzaga Law ReviewThe Need for Tougher Standards in Washington Imposing Criminal Liability for the Intentional Exposure to HIV, 34 Gonz. L. Rev. 1851999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women of WSAJ CLE - SpeakerEmpowering the Legal Practitioner - The Power of No2015
Estate Planning - Planning for the Futureestate planning2013
Women in lawTrial advocacy2011
Make a Wish Focus GroupEstate planning - nonprofit gifting2011
Estate Planning and Executive LeadershipEstate Planning2011
Annual meetingBusiness development2011
Annual conferenceJury selection2010
Joint meeting of WDTL and WSTLA with King County Superior Court Presiding Civil Judges regarding trial schedulingTrial efficiency and state of King County trial calendar2009
Annual conventionTrial strategy and legal update2009