Going Of Counsel

Posted by William K. Thayer | Aug 25, 2021 | 0 Comments


After over 40 years in this wonderful career, I am stepping back from the full-time practice of law, effective July 1, 2021.  I will remain of counsel with the Schauermann Thayer firm, assisting and offering input on issues and cases as needed.

Attorney for Four Decades

I have really enjoyed being able to work for and with so many people over the last four decades. Practicing law in Washington and Oregon afforded me the opportunity to meet and work with wonderful people, including clients, witnesses, jurors, court personnel, judges, adjusters, and other lawyers.  It has been a rich and satisfying career, spent trying to help people seek a fair outcome from our civil justice system.  I am looking forward to being able to spend time with my lovely wife and family. I am also very excited to concentrate on more leisurely pursuits, like fly fishing, music, and writing.

I thank everyone who has been a part of my professional life for your individual contributions.  It has truly been a joy working with you all.

About the Author

William K. Thayer

Bill Thayer is one of the founding partners of the Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards law firm. Bill is licensed in both Oregon and Washington, and actively practiced law from 1980 to 2021. He is now "of counsel" with Schauermann Thayer and serves as an arbitrator when appointed by the courts or litigants. During his more than 40 years of active law practice, Bill advised and represented clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims and litigation, including automobile collision, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian injury and death cases, dog bite cases, construction site injury claims, and a myriad of other types of injury and death claims. While many claims were settled through negotiation or mediation, Mr. Thayer litigated, arbitrated and/or tried to verdict many cases for his clients. He continues to occasionally be appointed by courts and other lawyers to serve as an arbitrator of tort claims. Bill enjoys writing as one of his varied recreational interests when he is not working.


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