Strong Advocacy For Injury Victims
|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|
|Two Tracks: "Real Estate" -or- "Personal Injury"||Don't Forget the Subro!||2012|
Posted by TJ
I was really hesitant to bring on a lawyer with my personal injury received from being rear ended. Terry church came highly recommended by several people (to include family members and medical practices I frequented) and I am glad I listened to them. He really cares about you and your well being. There were a few situations that arose that were new to Terry (in my specific case), but he never backed down and is an incredible negotiator. Every time things looked kind of bleak, he stepped back up with hard nosed negotiations and made sure I got the treatment and compensation that I deserved. He left no avenue unturned and explored all options while keeping me well informed. My experience with Terry was absolutely positive and he will be the first lawyer I recommend to anyone I can because it is obvious this is just who he is as a person, he cares and wants the best to come out of these unfortunate events that turn our lives completely upside down. He is the guy you want in your corner fighting for you!
Posted by anonymous
After my auto/semi truck accident, a close friend recommended Terry Church. Mr. Church was thorough, patient in explaining the process and how the system worked, realistic and put my spouse and myself at ease. Having him on our 'side' to deal with insurance companies was a huge relief in an already stress filled time. He laid out the details and facts, giving us information to help us make the best decision for our situation. Mr. Church was a sincere, highly skilled & knowledgeable negotiator on our behalf.
Posted by Justin
I retained Terry to help with a PIP claim. He was clear and thorough during all of our meetings and phone calls. If I had agreed with the person at fault to bypass the legal system I never would have felt comfortable receiving the medical services I did. Terry allayed my fears and anxieties about continuing to seek treatment, but all the health-care professionals (chiropractor, massage therapist, & psychologist) felt they would be compensated after Terry saw the process through. They all were!
Terry had previous experience with my insurance company and the person at fault's insurance. He knew that when my own insurance company began to deny my claims that he could negotiate some sense back into their heads. And He Did!
In the end, rather than rushing to the first quick settlement offer, I trusted Terry to handle the case all the way through to the best possible deal. It was a very happy conclusion to a process I would not have been able to navigate alone. He had been recommended by a personal friend as well as my regular chiropractor. I would recommend Terry to anyone experiencing the shock, pain, and financial stress that follows a car accident.
In addition to all of his legal smarts, I genuinely enjoyed his humor and candor. Thanks so much, Terry!
Matthew Van Gieson, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Terry for several years and have arbitrated several cases in front of him. I have always found him to be thoughtful and professional in hearing matters and providing fair results. He understands the plight of the injured and does them justice. I highly recommend him!