Tara Jayne Reck

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Port Orchard, Washington

Reck Law - Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Tara Jayne Reck
Reck Law - Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation

Licensed in Washington since: 2006

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016, 2019 - 2020
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Reck Law - Workers' Compensation Attorneys

219 Prospect Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366 Visit website


Tara Jayne Reck is the owner and managing attorney at Reck Law - Workers' Compensation Attorneys. The firm has offices in Seattle-Bellevue-Mercer Island, Tacoma, Renton, and Port Orchard, . As a top L&I attorney, her law firm is dedicated 100% to workers compensation law - claimant representation. Her workers compensation law firm serves injured workers throughout Washington State.

Since 2006, Ms. Reck has focused her entire law practice career exclusively on workers' compensation cases. Her law firm handles all matters and aspects of workman's compensation claims in Washington State, including L&I claims and self-insured employer claims. From claim management, L&I claim appeal, litigation, and everything in between. More explicitly, Reck Law - Workers Compensation Attorneys helps workers with their L&I work injury claim to obtain the medical treatment they need, and to recover the full amount of financial benefits they deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and to provide for themselves and their families.

A 2003 graduate of Seattle University, Ms. Reck returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law in 2006. While in law school, she was heavily involved with the Student Bar Association, and she has devoted her entire practice to workers' compensation and Social Security Disability law dating back to when she was an intern in 2005.

Since entering private practice, Ms. Reck has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of the injured and disabled. Having helped so many clients in their dire times of need, she has earned numerous awards and honors for her professionalism and service. Along with holding Superb ratings on AVVO, she also received The Nation's Top Injured Workers' Attorneys award from the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group in 2017, and she has become widely recognized as an emerging leader in her field. Her professional blog receives the attention of officials at the Department of Labor and Industries, and she serves as an influencer concerning work injury matters across Washington State.

Highly active in her legal community, Ms. Reck is a member of the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice, among her other professional affiliations. She has also written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of topics related to her practice areas.

Committed to helping those less fortunate in her local community, Ms. Reck regularly volunteers her time and services and serves on the board of various nonprofits in the area, with a particular focus on assisting children in need.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 100% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 2006, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://recklaw.com/l-and-i-lawyers-and-workers-compensation...

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Legal blog that publishes selected articles from my ongoing publications., Workers' Compensation - Washington
  • A weekly email newsletter sent to clients, doctors, chiropractors, vocational counselors and other providers that help injured workers., The Weekly Bump: Your Workers' Comp Newsletter, Construction, Food & Beverage, Service Industry, Agriculture, Healthcare, Hospitality, Facility Management, Social Services, Manufacturing, Automotive, Retail, Logging, Freight, Maritime
  • Bi weekly news updates for the hottest topics in workers' compensation in Washington State, from the claimants viewpoint., Workers' compensation tips and news, Health, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Automobile, Education, Agriculture, Public Services, Engineering, More.
  • Daily updates from the desk of Tara Reck, managing attorney at Reck Law, PLLC | Casey & Casey, PS - Workers Compensation Attorneys., Workers' Compensation News and Updates, Construction, Food & Beverage, Service Industry, Agriculture, Healthcare, Hospitality, Facility Management, Social Services, Manufacturing, Automotive, Retail, Logging, Freight, Maritime
  • Personal experiences, observations and updates from a top Workers' Compensation attorney., Workers' Compensation Blog, Construction, Food & Beverage, Service Industry, Agriculture, Healthcare, Hospitality, Facility Management, Social Services, Manufacturing, Automotive, Retail, Logging, Freight, Maritime
Educational Background:
  • JD, Seattle University School of Law, 2006
  • Seattle University BA Honors Philosophy, 2003
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board member at the Pacific Northwest Professionals in Workers Compensation (http://www.pwc.org). PWC is a progressive organization of professionals from many fields and disciplines that play an integral role in workers' compensation serving as a venue for establishing and maintaining relationships that engender a respectful view of common goals and challenges., 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Please refer to the URL above, and then go to Articles. Very active contributor and writer regarding key topics in Workers' Compensation law and workers' compensation cases in Washington State., Writer, HG.ORG legal resources, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Medicine, Services, Automotive, Transportation, Legal, Education, And Others., 2019
  • Regular blog writer for Lawyers.com blog posts., Blog writer, Lawyers.com, 2023
  • Please refer to the article in the "source" field and many more articles and references at the bottom of the page in the link., Author, Avvo publishing and legal resources, Avvo, All Industries, Including - Construction, Trucking, Logistics, Hospitality And Many Others, 2022
  • A quora.com space for workers' compensation and L&I discussions., Publisher, Quora.com discussions about workers' compensation topics, https://www.quora.com/q/xefhdtacpmzgbrew, All, 2000
  • Regular writer at Medium.com for workers' compensation and L&I topics in Washington State., Writer, Medium.com legal resources, https://workers-compensation.medium.com/, 2020
  • Held a point-counter-point debate at a Workers' Compensation Professionals (WCP) conference in Tukwila, Washington. The two presenters were a Workers' Comp claimant attorney (myself) and a workers' comp employer attorney, presentings cases, pros-cons, and discussing popular and recent topics in workers' comp from both viewpoints., Presenter, Point-Counter-Point Discussion, Workers' Compensation Professionals Conference, 2019
  • Speaker at the 2018 WSAJ annual Workers' Compensaiton CLE regarding Good Client Intake including etical consideraitons when consulting with potential clients., Speaker, https://www.washingtonjustice.org/index.cfm?pg=semwebCatalog&panel=showSWOD&seminarid=8959, Washington State Association For Justice, 2018
  • Article regarding settlement considerations in the workers' compensaiton setting., Author, Settlement in Workers’ Comp Cases: A Balancing Act, Washington State Association For Justice, 2018
  • Speaker regarding self promotion in the legal profession., Speaker, The Power of Women: 2016 WOW Retreat, Washington State Association For Justice, 2016
  • Trial news article regarding workers' compensation Superior Court trials., Author, Workers' Compensation at the Superior Court Level, a Different but Challenging Endeavor, Washington State Association For Justice, 2014
  • Speaker regaridng ethical considerations when representing opioid addicted clients., Speaker, WILG Annual Convention, Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Representing selected pro-bono workplace injury cases relating to severe trauma and head injury in very extreme work injury circumstances, 2021
  • Bahat Foundation - Co-Founder, Director and Secretary- Together with my husband, founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children in need in the Western Washington region. The organization partners with local non-profit organizations in order to: (1) Help children in need through entertainment and emotional support; (2) Raise awareness for non-profits that help children in need; (3) Raise awareness for children and communities that need assistance; and (4) Help non-profits that focus on children in need with fundraising and marketing activities. For additional information, please refer to SeattleBatman.com., 2018
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle - Government Affairs Work Group (GAWG) Member- Attend monthly meetings to establish and recommend Jewish Federation position on government affairs initiatives and lobbying efforts.  Attend and participate in annual lobby day.  Engage and collaborate with the greater Jewish community on matters of common interest including anti-Semitism, racism, and Islamophobia.         , 2018
  • Open water swim coach - Participate in and give weekly lectures and open water swim clinics to assist swimmers in becoming comfortable with open water swimming, race conditions, and improve efficiency. Triathlon clinic coach - Participate in weekly lectures and triathlon clinics to assist triathletes becoming comfortable with all three disciplines and transitions. Thirty Plus Workout Coach - Develop workout plans and lead two to three workouts per week for individuals who are thirty pounds or more above their ideal body weight. Combine strength training with cardiovascular training to maximize fat loss realistically and healthfully. Encourage workout group members, provide support, and communicate with coaches and nutritionists to maximize program benefits. “Tri and Tri Again” Swim Course Coordinator - Set up swim courses and coordinate volunteers. “Sammamish Splash Kids Triathlon” Race Co-Coordinator - Coordinate all volunteers, assist participants and parents, and manage the swim course and all swim course volunteers., 2015
  • Herzl-Ner Tamid - Board Member - Actively involved in leadership and decision making with a special focus on staffing search, ritual, and especially Social Action.   Founding member of recently re-defined and re-engaged Social Action Committee.  Responsible for establishing and overseeing a number of Social Action initiatives including year-round volunteer opportunities, advocacy training, and facilitating regular communication between or organization and the other organizations we serve., 2019
  • Received the prestigious SuperLawyer award for my work representing work injury claimants in Washington State , Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers.com, 2022
  • Won the Best Workers' Compensation Law Firm award from the Seattle Times magazine, for 2023., Best Workers' Compensation Law Firm in PNW, Seattle Times Magazine, 2023
  • Superlawyers rising stars award for my work as a workers' compensation attorney and L&I attorney in Washington State., Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, SuperLawyers.com, 2020
  • SuperLawyer award for my work representing work injury claimants in Washington State., Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers.com, 2021
  • Superlawyers rising stars award for my work as a workers' compensation claimants attorney., Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2019
  • Recipient of the 2017 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) award titled "One of the Nation's Top Injured Workers' Attorney".  , One of the Nation's Top Injured Workers' Attorney, Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group, 2017
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Industry Groups:
  • Automobile
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Facility Management
  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Law Enforcement
  • Logging
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Service Industry
  • Shipyard
  • Social Services

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Tara's commitment to representing injured workers is second to none. It takes a special lawyer to really understand the innerworkings of Workers Compensation and understand what is at stake for those individuals who find themselves at the mercy of Labor and Industries and Self Insured Employers. Tara has learned to fight the good fight and she advocates successfully for her clients at all stages of a case. ”

“Tara is one of the most reliable and knowledgeable attorneys in the area of workers' compensation in the State of Washington. She is honest and reliable, and knows how the system handles workers comp claims as well as anyone.”

“I've not Tara since she first become a lawyer and I was a paralegal. She works very hard for injured workers, helps other attorneys, and manages her law firm. ”

“Tara really is peerless among workers compensation attorneys - she knows her stuff inside out and backwards. Just seeing how she negotiates the system for clients who are having difficulties in time of need is inspiring.”

“Tara has the most integrity and professional demeanor of any colleague I can think of and she is exceptional at all she puts her mind to and a righteous advocate for her clients. ”

“Tara is an amazing lawyer who knows the workers compensation system in Washington State inside out and backwards. She takes tremendous care of her clients and provides outstanding legal advice to workers who have been injured on the job. She was able to provide valuable insight to me on the appeals process of DLI decisions which was spot on. I wouldn't recommend anyone else for injured workers in Washington State.”

Office location for Tara Jayne Reck

219 Prospect Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Phone: 888-601-5125


4 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016, 2019 - 2020

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