Reinisch Wilson Weier PC Workers' Compensation Defense and Employment Law

Jennifer A. Kramer

Jennifer Kramer is a partner with Reinisch Wilson Weier PC and is located in the Seattle office where she is a member of the Washington workers’ compensation litigation team.  During the past 15 years of her legal practice, Ms. Kramer has witnessed the implementation of statutory amendments by the legislature often brought about by changes in the medical field.  She welcomes the challenges new legislation brings when developing legal strategies for her clients.

Client Service

I decided to work as an attorney in the field of workers’ compensation law early in my legal career because I enjoyed the interplay between statutes, rules, case law and agency administrative practices.  Workers’ compensation law has always been in a state of constant fluctuation.  During the last fifteen years, I have witnessed the implementation of statutory amendments by the legislature, all in the context of an ever-changing medical field.

The interaction between the medical field and this particular area of the law presents unique challenges to those working within it.  As workers’ compensation laws have changed, so too, has the practice of medicine.  The changes to both have not always functioned well together in the context of claim administration.  In an area of the law, which is driven by medical determinations, I rely on the principles embodied in workers’ compensation statutes, case law, and administrative rules and policies, in order to guide claims to a correct resolution under the law.

From a practical standpoint, I strive to provide each client with personal attention, in a prompt and speedy manner.  I aggressively approach my work in a collaborative fashion, often utilizing a team-approach.  Cost is always a consideration, so with that in mind, I employ creative strategies to solve difficult issues.

Education

  • Juris Doctor (cum laude), Seattle University, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts (cum laude), Western Washington University, 1990

Activities

Memberships

  • Washington Self-Insurers Association

Recent publications


Recent speaking topics

  • "An Exploration into the Fascinating World of Independent Medical Examinations and/or Alternatives," client continuing education seminar, March 19, 2018
  • “Opioid Use and Abuse in Workers’ Compensation,” client continuing education seminar, November 6, 2013

Personal

  • Listening to EDM while running
  • Reading
  • Spending time with family