WHY WE ARE: “Washington Oregon Lawyers”

Posted by Craig F. Schauermann | Jun 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I know-our e-mail and website address is REALLY long. Why did we do it? Mostly because our law office is in Vancouver, Washington, and we border the state of Oregon. Four of our five lawyers are licensed in both Washington and Oregon, and we handle a lot of Oregon cases in addition to our Washington cases.

It was important to let people know that there is a firm of personal injury lawyers that are familiar with the laws of both Washington and Oregon (and boy, are they different in a lot of critical ways). We know that a great many people that live in Vancouver work (and shop) in Portland, and it's important for those people to know that our firm of personal injury lawyers can help them with the sometimes very difficult problems that arise from residents of one state getting injured in another state-particularly with insurance companies that try and “cherry pick” the laws of one state to make the injured person's life more difficult.

We wanted to let our Clark County friends know that they can continue to get the best help possible for their Washington cases (as they always have) from our firm. We also wanted to let our friends in Oregon know that we are a firm of lawyers that handles Oregon cases too.

Those of you that have had us assist you on your claims should be assured that we are still the same dedicated, hardworking and capable lawyers that assisted you previously-we just changed our e-mail and website address to let others know that our lawyers also can assist those that are injured in Oregon. And by the way-if you hire us we will send you an electronic “card” that is easy to install into your “contacts” so you won't have to type that very long e-mail address ever again.

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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