It’s A Great Time to be a Fan

Posted by Craig F. Schauermann | Jan 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

What a time to be a fan in the Pacific Northwest.

Football, Basketball and Baseball (about ready to start)—what a great time to be a fan!  This blog usually talks about injuries, accidents, deaths, the law and all sorts of trouble that people face and that we help them with.   BUT…sometimes it is just fun to look around and notice some good things going on – particularly in the world of sports in the Northwest…..

How can you not be impressed with the Oregon Duck Football team (even if most of us from this office went to schools other than in Eugene).  They are playing for the College National Championship on Monday evening.  The PAC 12 schools are all proud of you—GO DUCKS!

The Seattle Seahawks football team are in the Semi-Finals for the NFC tomorrow.  If they win—and we certainly hope that they do—they will play either the Dallas Cowboys or the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship and the right to go to the Super Bowl—AGAIN!  GO HAWKS!

The Portland Trailblazers are knocking the socks off of their opponents this season and currently have the second best record in the National Basketball Association.  They are fun to watch and seem to win despite having had a number of injuries and illnesses this season.  Wait until they all get healthy.  GO BLAZERS!

And finally, the Seattle Mariners are less than 6 weeks from when “Pitchers and catchers” are to report for spring training.  The M's have traded for and obtained a number of good players this off season and it looks like maybe they will finally make a run for the playoffs.  My son always warns me not to get too excited about the M's because all they will do, according to him—is “break your heart.”  Well—he's been right about that for more than a decade but “hope springs eternal”.  Spring is around the corner—and we know that because professional baseball is about to start.  GO M'S (and please prove my son wrong—this is the year!).

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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