Reinisch Wilson Weier PC Workers' Compensation Defense and Employment Law

Sara K. Wong

Sara is a litigator in the firm’s Washington practice group for workers’ compensation defense. Sara graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School with both Juris Doctor and Master of Law degrees. While there she earned a business law certificate and was an Associate Editor on the Animal Law Review. She enjoys giving back to her community and regularly earned Pro Bono and Community Service Honor awards while at Lewis & Clark. She is continuing her dedication to community service as an active member of Reinisch Wilson Weier’s Community Service Committee. After graduating law school, Sara practiced at the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon where she provided counsel on utility regulation and at another workers’ compensation defense firm. Sara joined Reinisch Wilson Weier PC in 2016.

Client Service

My approach to workers’ compensation defense emphasizes communication, custom tailored solutions, and the highest standards of professional integrity. Every claim is distinctive and I work closely with clients to realistically gauge a claim’s strengths and weaknesses so that together we can determine how to best protect a client’s unique interests. I provide an aggressive and detail-oriented defense, whether the end goal is settlement or litigation.

Education

  • Masters of Law (cum laude), Lewis & Clark College of Law, 2013
  • Juris Doctor (cum laude), Lewis & Clark College of Law, 2012
    • Certificate in Business Law
    • Associate Editor, Animal Law Review
    • Pro Bono and Community Service Honors Award
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication (magna cum laude), University of Memphis, 2008

Activities

Memberships and Community

  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
    • Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Oregon Self-Insurers Association
  • Professionals in Workers’ Compensation
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Association

Publications


Speaking engagements

  • "The Settlement (Hit) Numbers: Finding the Right Value," Washington Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC September 19, 2019
  • "Significant Decisions of the Washington Court of Appeals and Supreme Court," Washington Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC September 12, 2018
  • "A Mock Washington Workers' Compensation Hearing, Washington Self-Insurers Association Annual Conference, May 9, 2018 and at the Washington Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC September 12, 2018
  • "Basics of Oregon and Washington Workers’ Compensation," client continuing education seminar, April 25, 2018
  • "Claim Resolution Options: Strategies for employers," 2017 Washington Claims School presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, June 14, 2017
  • "Get it Back! Recovering Workers' Compensation Overpayments," client continuing education seminar, May 23, 2017, and April 26, 2017

Personal

In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her two dogs. Two of her favorite spots are Dog Mountain and Oneonta Gorge.