Fire Safety and Awareness

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Dec 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the national news focus on the blaze in Oakland and recent fire incidents closer to home, we wanted to share some resources out there that promote fire awareness and safety.  This is especially pertinent given that the holiday season is upon us and families are gathering and spending a great...

An Historical Note

Posted by William K. Thayer | Nov 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

On November 19, 1863, precisely 153 years ago yesterday, President Abraham Lincoln gave a short speech at the site of a Civil War battlefield to dedicate seventeen acres on Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as a national military cemetery.

Answering Phones the Old-Fashioned Way

Posted by William K. Thayer | Sep 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you want a team of caring people working on your personal injury, car accident, wrongful death, product liability, dog bite, or insurance case – with real people that answer their phones and who do not force you to listen to a long recording only to send you off to another – then please call us at Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS.

Texting 911 in Clark County, Washington, Possible Now

Posted by William K. Thayer | Aug 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent opinion piece in Vancouver's Columbian newspaper noted that people in Clark County can communicate with 911 requesting emergency services, if they are unable to make a phone call, via text messaging now.  This change was adopted in Clark County (as well as in six counties in Oregon) just...

Huge Win for Washington Cyclists

Posted by Scott Edwards | Jun 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week, the Washington State Court of Appeals published a landmark decision in O'Neill v. City of Port Orchard that will protect Washington's cyclists from dangerous road conditions. The court held that because cycling is a mode of “ordinary travel”, cities must maintain their roads in a way t...

Recap: STJSE 30-Year Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Jun 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Friday, June 17, 2016, the Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS law firm enjoyed a showing from the greater Vancouver/Portland legal community in celebration of the firm's 30 years of existence.  From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., our attorneys and staff members ate barbeque and chatted with...

Consulting an Attorney, Part I: Do You Need a Lawyer?

Posted by Bradley Thayer | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Consulting an attorney depends on a number of considerations as you decide if and when you need a lawyer. When we get calls from folks, inevitably the main question they have is: “Do I need a lawyer?” Unfortunately, there is no blanket response that will fit every person who reads this blog p...

Oregon Dog Bite Law

Posted by Bradley Thayer | May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2012, Partner Bill Thayer outlined Washington dog bite law on this blog.  Oregon's approach is different.  In many instances, it is more difficult for a person injured by a dog bite in Oregon to hold the dog's owner liable than it would be in Washington.  Despite the differences – all hope is ...

Brad Thayer Sworn in as Oregon Attorney

Posted by Bradley Thayer | May 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brad Thayer was officially sworn in as a licensed Oregon attorney on April 28th, 2016, at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  This brings the tally of dual-licensed (in both Oregon and Washington) attorneys at Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS to five.

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