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.
Natasha E. Staton has been representing injured workers since 1993 and an attorney with Foster Law Office, P.C., now Foster | Staton, P.C., since 1996. Natasha has focused her practice exclusively on the representation of injured workers before the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. Prior to her association with Foster | Staton, P.C., she was an attorney with Rumbaugh, Rideout & Barnett, in Tacoma, Washington.
Ms. Staton is a highly competent, compassionate, and successful advocate for injured workers. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1990, and earned her law degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, now Seattle University Law School, in 1993. She has been licensed to practice law since December 1993 and is a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) and the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). Ms. Staton is a featured author in WSAJ's Workers' Compensation Deskbook (2009), and attends legal conferences around the country to stay abreast of developments in the law and of medical conditions and treatment to more effectively represent her clients.
Natasha is married and enjoys reading, traveling and hiking with her husband, and her new passion, running.
Robert A. Silber has been an associate with Foster | Staton, P.C., for over seven years. During this time, he has been the primary trial attorney representing injured workers in administrative appeals before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and at Superior Court. In addition to his litigation work, Mr. Silber manages a large number of ongoing claims at the Department level. Prior to moving to Washington, Mr. Silber practiced law in Chicago, Illinois where he focused on employment and labor law.
Mr. Silber received his J.D. from DePaul University in Chicago in 2000. He received a Master's degree in East European Studies from Indiana University in 1996 and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1990. Following completion of his undergraduate studies and prior to beginning law school, he spent six years in Hungary, where among various other positions he worked as an advisor to the Hungarian political party, The Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ). He also worked in the United States Embassy in Hungary as an Economics Officer after receiving a State Department Fascell Fellowship. Mr. Silber then served for a short time with the United States Commerce Department in Hungary as a Commercial Officer.
Mr. Silber is in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) and the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). He regularly speaks at conferences on topics related to workers' compensation. Mr. Silber currently lives in Lake Forest Park with his wife Nelly, a native of Hungary, and his two young children, Emma and Benjamin. He enjoys hiking, biking, and cooking for his family and friends.
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.