Reinisch Wilson Weier PC Workers' Compensation Defense and Employment Law

Christy A. Doornink President and Managing Attorney

Christy A. Doornink is President and Managing Attorney for Reinisch Wilson Weier PC. When not managing the Firm, Christy focuses on representing self-insured and state-fund employers, and third party claims administrators in all aspects of Washington workers’ compensation matters.

Christy earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction from Iowa State University in 2000, in Philosophy and Environmental Studies. She then moved west to attend law school at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. Christy obtained her juris doctor in 2003, along with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources law. While in law school Christy was awarded a Blackstone Fellowship and clerked for the Oregon State Bar. Christy has been with Reinisch Wilson Weier PC since shortly after law school, where she discovered that the intersection of law and medicine involved in workers’ compensation is the perfect practice to fit her interests and aptitudes.

Client Service

I enjoy assisting clients with navigating the ever-increasing challenges of the Washington workers’ compensation system, and strive to cultivate long-term working relationships with my clients.  I realize that every claim is unique and requires attention to be paid to details.  I like to maintain ongoing communication with clients while handling a file, to ensure we are together developing the best strategy possible for the employer.  Although some matters can only be resolved through litigation, I make concerted efforts to explore efficient and cost-effective settlements whenever appropriate.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 2003
    • Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
    • Blackstone Fellow
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy (with distinction), Iowa State University, 2000

Activities

Memberships and Community

  • Washington Self-Insurers Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Awards Committee, 2012-present
    • Roberts-Deiz Dinner Committee, 2008-2010
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • PDX Bizwomen Coalition
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Volunteer for Girls on the Run
  • Volunteer for Ronald McDonald House
  • Volunteer for Oregon Food Bank
  • P.E.O.
  • 2015 Wilsonville Leadership Academy
  • Former Mentor for Imprint Program
  • Former Race for Justice Committee for St. Andrew Legal Clinic
  • Former Mentor for Lewis and Clark First Year Law Student Program

Recent publications


Recent speaking topics

  • "2016 Significant Washington Appeals and Supreme Court Decisions," 2017 Washington Claims School Seminar sponsored by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, June 14, 2017
  • "You’re not the boss of me: when Washington claimants don’t cooperate," client continuing education seminar, May 23, 2017
  • "2015 Significant Decisions of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals," 2016 Washington Claims School Seminar sponsored by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, June 8, 2016
  • "Avoiding Litigation," client continuing education seminar, February 24, 2015
  • “2012 New Significant Decisions and 2013 Tentative Significant Decisions of the Board of Industrial Appeals,” client continuing education seminar, November 7, 2013 and March 28, 2014
  • “Washington Workers’ Compensation 101”, WSIA Spring Conference, March 21, 2014; client continuing education seminar, March 26, 2014, June 18, 2014, November 16, 2016 and January 24, 2017
  • “Vocational Option II”, client continuing education seminar, June 25, 2014
  • “Washington Case Law Update: 2011 Significant Board Decisions and Select 2012 Decisions of the Court of Appeals,” client continuing education seminar, January 10, 2013 and June 17, 2013

Awards

Personal

In my spare time I enjoy exploring the magnificent Pacific Northwest with my husband and twins. We can usually be found at the park, cooking, or at church on the weekends. I aspire one day to be back in running shape and reading books that have nothing to do with law, business or parenting!

Click here to read about the 2017 Iowa State University Young Alumna Award.