Scott Staples Named Partner

Posted by Craig F. Schauermann | Jan 05, 2011 | 0 Comments

Craig Schauermann, Bill Thayer and Jeff Jacobs are pleased to announce that the Law Firm of Schauermann, Thayer and Jacobs has a new partner-more precisely, a new shareholder and principal-Scott A. Staples. All of the members and staff of the firm are very excited to have Scott as a principal in the firm!

Mr. Staples started work as a law clerk initially with Schauermann, Thayer and Jacobs while attending law school at Willamette University. He obtained his undergraduate degree in English from WSU Vancouver in 2002. He is a lifelong resident of Clark County, having attended Hudson's Bay High School. Scott has been happily married for some nine years to his wife Lesley Staples and they have two beautiful young children. While having just practiced law for three years so far, Scott has been very busy.

Mr. Schauermann had this to say about Scott's promotion:

We couldn't be more proud than to have Scott join the firm as our partner. For an attorney his age he has accomplished a lot. He has impressed us in appearing in trials before juries– and everything else we have asked of him including the capable negotiation and settlement of cases, arbitration of cases to conclusion, argument of difficult summary judgment motions successfully before the judges here in Clark County, and argument on a case of statewide importance before the Court of Appeals. He will soon do something that many attorneys never get the chance to do in their careers-argue before the state Supreme Court, later this spring. His trial work is already equal to that of a seasoned veteran. Besides bringing a winning attitude to his work, most of all he is the type of man we want to be associated with-he treats his clients, family and colleagues all with respect-and he demonstrates integrity in all aspects of his life.

Scott will continue to practice in the areas of wrongful death, automobile, motorcycle, trucking and pedestrian accidents, dangerous and defective products, construction accidents, dog bites, slip and falls and insurance claims.

The firm will be renamed, as of January 1, 2011, to reflect Scott's new status. The firm will now be called “Schauermann Thayer Jacobs & Staples, a professional service corporation.”

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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