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25th Anniversary of Schauermann, Thayer, Jacobs, Staples & Edwards, PS.

Posted by Craig F. Schauermann | May 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Craig Schauermann and Bill Thayer joined to practice together as the law partnership of Schauermann and Thayer on June 11, 1986. So as of June 11, 2011, our law firm will have been in existence for 25 years at its present location of 1700 East Fourth Plain Boulevard in Vancouver, Washington.

In 1999 Jeff Jacobs was welcomed in as a partner (and the law firm incorporated) and the firm was renamed Schauermann, Thayer & Jacobs, P.S.

Scott Staples, who had already been a great help as a law clerk by then for about a year and a half, was hired by the firm as an associate attorney in 2007 and was made a partner as of January 1, 2011.

With the growth of the firm an expansion of our law office building became necessary.[1] After a year or more of planning and retooling of drafts to obtain a zoning code variance from the City of Vancouver, the expansion and remodel effort gradually was completed. Now, we finally have enough office space for all four of the firm's attorneys and the additional 8 part-time and full-time employees that help us operate to serve our clients capably and efficiently on a day to day basis.

At Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS, we are proud of the hard work we have put in over the years, working as a team, to benefit our clients and friends in the Southwest Washington/Portland metropolitan area. We look around now and realize that we are one of the oldest firms still operating with its original partners intact in this area. We are grateful to have had the opportunity over the past 25 years to serve literally thousands of clients who needed help with their legal issues arising from automobile accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accident cases, pedestrian injury, dog bite, and other injury claims, insurance questions, and other matters within our field of expertise.


[1]As a side note that may be of some interest to local history buffs, we understand that our building was originally a gas station, operated as a branch of “The Humble Oil Company”, somewhere back in the mid-1900s.

About the Author

Craig F. Schauermann

Member.  Effective July 1, 2015, Craig Schauermann has transitioned from managing partner of the firm to an “Of Counsel” role with the firm. As a founding partner, along with William “Bill” Thayer, Craig's name will remain with the firm. Craig will continue his long history of mentorship to the firm's attorneys and contribute to the firm's active cases. You may contact him via this page, but he is not taking on new cases directly in his new role with the firm. Location: Vancouver, Washington Phone: 360-558-3766 Fax:               360-696-0583 Contact Craig Schuermann Emphasis: Before going of counsel July 1, 2015, Craig advised and advocated for his clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases for nearly 40 years. He continues to work part time with the attorneys in our office on matters relating to serious personal injuries and wrongful death. Professional Qualifications & Education: Bachelor of Arts, 1973 Washington State University; Juris Doctor degree, 1976 University of Puget Sound; Licensed to practice before all courts in the State of Washington, the Western and Eastern District Federal Courts of the State of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Professional Experience: Craig started work in Seattle as an associate with a small personal injury firm and moved to Clark County in January of 1979. He practiced exclusively after that in the State of Washington, primarily in Clark County. He was instrumental in obtaining for his clients a number of large verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlements. Professional Affiliation: Member of the Board of Governors for the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association from 1996-2001. Political Action Committee for WSAJ from 2004-2015.  Past WSTLA Eagle member for over 25 years. Past President of the Clark County Bar Association. Former Chairman of the Washington State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Committee. Craig has been a speaker at numerous legal education seminars. Personal: Craig and his wife are the proud parents of three children and six grandchildren. He enjoys golf, playing bridge, and traveling with his family. Areas of Practice Personal Injuries Wrongful Death Litigation Percentage 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation Bar Admissions Washington, 1977 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1993 U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1977 U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994 U.S. Supreme Court, 1994 Education University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, WashingtonJ.D. – 1976Washington State UniversityB.A. – 1973 Professional Associations and Memberships Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1996 – 2001 Washington Trial Attorneys Public Forum Clark County Bar Association, Past President Washington State Bar Association, Former Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee

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