Jane attended the University of Washington, where she majored in Business, with an emphasis in Finance, and minored in Political Science. She then went on to attend law school at Seattle University where she was a Moot Court participant and an editor for a law periodical. Jane graduated, cum laude, with her juris doctorate in 2007.
Jane represents injured or disabled workers with claims before the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. In her daily practice, Jane fights for the treatment and benefits to which her clients are entitled, going up against the Department of Labor and Industries, self-insured employers and retrospective rating group employers administratively and, when necessary, in litigation before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and at the superior court level. Jane is a tenacious advocate for her clients, whether she is arguing her point to a claims manager or presenting her case to a judge or jury.
In her prior practice, Jane focused on felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, a variety of family law cases, some civil cases and even the occasional tribal jurisdiction case. Jane also worked as a public defender before entering private practice. This variety of courtroom experience gives her a strong footing in her current workers’ compensation practice.
Jane is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), where she has served as Vice Chair (2019-2020) and Chair (2021-2022) of the Workers’ Compensation Section and acts as co-chair of WSAJ’s annual workers’ compensation seminars. Jane is also a member of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), a national non-profit organization dedicated to representing the interests of injured workers and their families.
Jane has been named a Top Women Lawyer by Seattle Met Magazine, 2016 – 2018. Jane was labeled a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2010 and 2016 – 2020. She is admitted to both the Washington State Bar as well as the federal court, Western District of Washington.
When Jane isn’t in the courtroom, she can be found playing softball or tennis or, if she’s lucky, traveling with her wife.