From the beginning of her professional career in medicine as a critical care nurse, Jane had a passion for providing quality patient care. As a nurse, she took care of thousands of patients who required meticulous attention to their medical needs. During her nursing career, Jane witnessed the importance of protecting the legal rights of her patients and in 1992 graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. Jane’s success in merging her compassion, her medical knowledge and her skills as a trial lawyer gives her the ability to obtain legal remedies and lawful accountability through the civil justice system. She has been a passionate advocate for her clients who have suffered injuries or death in the context of hospital negligence, physician negligence, automobile and truck accidents, nursing home negligence and dangerous products and drugs. Jane constantly utilizes her medical background and specialized expertise to dissect complex cases and bring them to a meaningful resolution for her clients. Jane is a leader in her profession and she has maintained leadership roles in the Washington State Bar Association as a member and past Chair of the Litigation Section and past member of the Court Rules and Procedures Committee. She has also served in a leadership position for many years as a board member of the Washington State Association of Justice, chairing its Court Rules and Judicial Relations Committees. In 2012, The National Trial Lawyers named Jane one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Washington State.
Jane is currently an advisory committee member of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Washington State pilot project for Patient Advocacy through Communication and Transparency. She also serves as a board member for the American Red Cross King and Kitsap County divisions.
In 2011 Jane ran the New York City Marathon in honor of one of her clients raising contributions to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Washington State Registered Nursing License (1984—). PUBLICATIONS & LECTURES: "Making the Most of Expert Witnesses-Preparing the Medical Expert for Deposition and Trial" (Seattle 2002); "Developments in Civil Procedure," Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (Seattle 2001 ); "Deposing Medical Experts," Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (Seattle 2001); "Washington Super Lawyer," Washington Law & Politics (2001&2002); "Rising Stars Profile," Washington Law & Politics (2000); "Experts," Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (Seattle 2000); "Professional Liability," Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (Seattle 2000); "Dealing with Sensitive Issues in Voir Dire and Excluding Collateral Evidence," Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (Chelan 1999); "Employment Law Update," Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association (1998); "Noninvasive Respiratory Monitoring," AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care (1992).