John M. Zanetti

Partner, Executive Committee He/Him


John Zanetti is a partner in the Washington practice group. John’s practice is devoted to advising and representing employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation matters. He is admitted to practice in both Washington and Oregon.

Effective counsel requires a strategy tailored to the unique nature of each claim and the client’s desired resolution. To that end, I pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure no seemingly minor fact or novel legal issue gets overlooked. Broader financial and practical considerations are similarly critical as they form the backbone of the various strategic options I work tirelessly to outline for each claim. Whether we choose to litigate or pursue a creative resolution strategy, at the end of the day my goal as legal counsel is to make sure my clients have a clear-eyed view of the path forward.

On a more personal level, I strongly believe trust and open communication are indispensable to good legal service. With any claim, circumstances can shift without warning. In this messy and often unpredictable climate, clients deserve counsel that is readily available, listens carefully, and is devoted to working together toward a satisfactory resolution.

  • Outside In, Volunteer
  • Oregon State Bar
    • Workers Compensation Division
  • Washington State Bar
    • Workers Compensation Division
    • Labor and Employment Division
  • Multnomah Bar
  • Imprint Program, Volunteer
  • Reinisch Wilson Mentoring Committee

Outside of the practice of law, I spend as much time with my family as possible. I love to be outdoors to toil in the vegetable garden, hike and forage for mushrooms, fly fish, camp, scuba dive, snowboard and, when time permits, travel to faraway places. When I am stuck indoors, I love to cook, read a good novel, play board games with family and friends or discover new restaurants.

  • “Advanced Claims Management and Appeals,” WWCP Course, Washington Self Insurers’ Association, July 14-15, 2020
  • “New Washington Department of Labor and Industries Rules and Templates:  A Panel Discussion with Kelli Zimmerman,” the Washington Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, September 19, 2019
  • “Surveillance: How Might It Help Move a Claim Forward Rather than a Simple IME?” client continuing education seminar, September 17, 2018
  • “Higher Conflict and Controversy: medical and recreational marijuana in the workplace,” Northwest Human Resource Management Association Annual Conference, September 5, 2018
  • “An Exploration into the Fascinating World of Independent Medical Examinations and the Alternatives,” client continuing education seminar, March 19, 2018
  • “A Mock Washington Workers’ Compensation Hearing,” Washington Self-Insurers Association Annual Conference, May 9, 2018
  • “Washington Workers’ Compensation 101,” client continuing education seminar, July 25, 2018
  • “Washington 101,” client continuing education seminar, January 31, 2018
  • “2015 Significant Decisions of the Washington Court of Appeals and Supreme Courts,” Washington Credit Crunch presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, September 14, 2016