Gina Ko

Senior Associate, Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee


Gina is an attorney in the firm’s Washington practice group. Her practice focuses on representing employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation law.

Prior to joining the firm, Gina gained experience in a variety of employment law matters as General Counsel for a hospitality development and management company with properties in Oregon and Washington. From there, she transitioned into an advisory and litigation practice as an associate attorney for a boutique Oregon law firm specializing in employment law, OSHA and workers’ compensation defense for self-insured employers.

Born and raised in Oregon, Gina left to complete her undergraduate studies in California, teach English in South Korea, and obtain her law degree in Washington, D.C., before making her way back home.

A strong defense is predicated upon a thorough understanding of the facts and applicable laws. A successful defense requires a balanced approach that prioritizes the individual needs and goals of the client.

My approach is to advise clients on possible outcomes and options. Then, work collaboratively with them to chart a path forward that best meets their priorities.

  • Board of Directors, Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon Minority Bar Association

Gina is a science fiction/fantasy junkie and artisanal food enthusiast. She can be found most weekend mornings at a farmers’ market with her husband and kids.

  • Between to Plants, an Interview with Department of Labor and Industries’ Self-Insurance Program Manager Knowrasa Patrick on Good Faith and Fair Dealing for Subject Employers in Washington State” co-presented at Washington Claims School, November 30, 2023. 
  • “Workers’ Compensation and Mental Health,” co-presented with Dr. Irene King, Washington Virtual CE presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, February 23, 2022
  • “Workers’ Compensation and Mental Health,” co-presented with Jennifer Mozinski LMFT, Washington Virtual CE presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, January 13, 2021
  • “The Intersection of Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law” (co-presented with Attorney Kathryn M. Hindman), the Washington Claims School presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, September 19, 2019