Christine A. Foster is devoted to representing injured workers. Prior to starting her own private practice in 1992, she worked with Justice Robert F. Utter of the Washington Supreme Court on special research projects and with the Office of the Washington State Attorney General representing the Department of Labor & Industries. In addition to zealously representing injured workers before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, Ms. Foster has also successfully represented injured workers in the appellate courts, including the Washington Supreme Court relative to significant Industrial Insurance issues. Published decisions include Brand v. Dept. of Labor & Indus., 91 Wn.App. 280, 959 (1998) rev'd. 139 Wn2d 659, 989 P.2d 1111 (1999) and Somsak v. Criton Industries, 75 Wn.App. 657, 879 P.2d 326 (1994).
Ms. Foster graduated, cum laude, from the University of Puget Sound, School of law, now Seattle University, in 1988. She is a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice and listed in Who's Who in America Law. Ms. Foster has spoken before both peer and community groups on topics related to workers' compensation and employment discrimination and is author of the chapter on total disability benefits in the Worker's Compensation Deskbook for Attorneys.
Christine is the mother of five remarkable children in a blended family. She enjoys reading and classical piano performance. She was a gold medal winner in the 2010 Seattle International Piano Competition with the additional recognition as both Teacher and Audience favorite after her performance in Seattle's coveted Benaroya Hall.
Tara Jayne Reck has been dedicated to the representation of Washington State's injured workers, with a special focus on trial advocacy, since her admission to the practice of law in 2006. In addition, she has assisted disabled individuals in their pursuit of Social Security Disability benefits for over six years. Ms. Reck takes pride in her proven ability to secure justice on behalf of injured workers and the disabled, and enjoys a well-earned reputation for zealously advocating for her clients with professionalism, expertise, and a down-to-earth approach.
Ms. Reck received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in Honors Philosophy from Seattle University in 2003. In 2002, she studied Renaissance Art and Philosophy in Italy. She earned her law degree from Seattle University in 2006. In 2005, she studied law of the European Union at the Facoltà de Guirsprudenza in Sienna, Italy through Tulane School of Law. In addition, she studied the history of United States Constitutional Law under former United States Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist at Cambridge University in England. Ms. Reck has been licensed to practice law since October 2006 and is a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice. She regularly takes advantage of opportunities for continuing legal education to stay abreast of the latest developments in legal theory, strategy, and practice.
Ms. Reck has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1999. While she regularly returns to Nevada to visit her family and friends, she considers the Pacific Northwest her home. When not engaged in the practice of law, Ms. Reck enjoys travelling, outdoor activities, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.