Benjamin P. Melnick

(360) 695-4244

Licensed in Washington and Oregon.


  • Location: Vancouver, Washington
  • Phone: 360-695-4244
  • Fax: 360-696-0583

Ben Melnick joined the firm in 2018, and he became a partner in 2020.  He graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor's degree in 2010, and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law.  In 2016, he was named as the Clark County Bar Association's Rising Star.  His practice focuses on personal injury, auto, motorcycle, and biking accidents, premises liability, products liability, wrongful death, and insurance disputes.  Outside work, Ben likes spending time with his family, running, playing soccer, hiking, and skiing.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2018

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accident
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Wrongful Death
  • Biking Injury


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D.
  • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
    • B.A. (major in Political Science; minor in Philosophy)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Association for Justice
    • Eagle Member, 2016-present
    • Clark County Roundtable Co-Chair, 2017-present
  • Clark County Bar Association
    • Member, 2013-present
    • Young Lawyers Section Board, 2015-2018
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2013-present
  • Oregon State Bar Association, 2019-present
  • American Association for Justice, 2016-2018
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013-2018

 Past Employment Positions

  • Harlan Law Firm, PS, Associate Attorney, 2013-2018
  • Richter-Wimberley, PS, Law Clerk, 2012-2013

Experienced Attorneys

The attorneys at Schauermann Thayer handle personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance actions for clients throughout the Southwest Washington and Portland, Oregon area.


Schauermann Thayer is committed to answering your questions and addressing your concerns about potential personal injury and wrongful death cases in Washington and Oregon.

We offer free consultations and we’ll gladly discuss your circumstances with you at your convenience.