I have been practicing law in the South Puget Sound since 1990. I am a Puget Sound native and graduated from Washington State University in 1984.
I am currently a member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), have served as a chair of the WSAJ Thurston County Roundtable, and have been an Eagle member of WSAJ for many years.
I am a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Thurston and Pierce County Bar Associations. I am currently serving on the Thurston County Bar Association Board of Directors. I am 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 injured people, I am also active in local civil courts as an arbitrator and mediator, and am regularly selected as an arbitrator to perform mandatory arbitrations in Thurston County Superior Court. I have also served as a Judge Pro-Tem and Settlement Conference Judge for Thurston County District Court.
Licensed since 1990
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Outstanding Journalism Graduate||Society of Professional Jourrnalists||1984|
|Partner||Church Rietzke PLLC||1998 - Present|
|Partner||Morris & Church||1990 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Thurston County Bar Association||Treasurer||2013 - Present|
|Thurston County Bar Association||Co-chair - CLE Committee||2012 - Present|
|Thurston County Bar Association||Board Member||2011 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||1990 - Present|
|Washington Civil Trial and Evidence Manual||Contributing Author||2004|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Washington State University||Journalism and Mass Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|