Attorney Dustin Reichard – Contributing Writer

Dustin Reichard headshotDustin Reichard, Esq. is an experienced attorney with 20 years’ working in the legal field. He is currently admitted to the Illinois and Washington State Bar Associations in good standing.


  • Practicing law since the year 2000
  • Admitted to Illinois and Washington State Bars
  • Former JAG attorney for the US Navy – awarded the Navy Achievement Medal


Dustin has worked in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, slip and falls, and general liability. He’s successfully handled cases from inception through trial.

Representing professional clients in hearings before the Washington State Medical Commissioner provided Dustin with a valuable “insider’s” perspective on medical malpractice claims, and what it takes for injured claimants to prevail.

Dustin began his legal career as a JAG attorney with the United States Navy, where he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal. As a JAG attorney, Dustin vigorously represented service members with the highest level of legal acumen.

In addition to his legal practice, Dustin shares his legal insights as a writer for personal injury and criminal law firms.


Juris Doctorate, University of DePaul College of Law (2000) Selected Honors: Legal Instruction Award in Advanced Legal Writing, recipient of the 1998 Robert A. Collins Excellence in Legal Writing Award, and Legal Instruction Award in Business Organizations

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Environmental Studies (1996) Selected Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Selected Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa Society, Pi Sigma Alpha (The National Political Honor Society), Omicron Delta Epsilon (The International Honor Society in Economics), and the Golden Key Honor Society

Additional Experience

  • Environmental Defense Fund, Boulder, CO
  • The School for Field Studies, Independent Research Project, South Caicos Island, British West Indies
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional Intern, Washington, D.C.

Licenses & Certifications

Washington State Bar

State Bar of Illinois

Online Profiles




Dustin’s work includes the “Guide to Washington Personal Injury” and several articles written for the Washington State Bar’s magazine, “NW Lawyer.”

He also authored several legal articles for the King County Bar Bulletin. 

Dustin is the owner and operator of Dustin Reichard Freelance, a small business specializing in providing contract legal writing services.

Samples of Dustin’s Writing

Parents’ Guide to Attractive Nuisance Doctrine: Compensation for Children Injured While Trespassing

Why Credible Injury Victims Are Offered More Insurance Compensation

How Does an Insurance Company Handle a Slip and Fall Claim?