Scott A. Staples

(360) 695-4244

Licensed in Washington and Oregon.


Partner, 2011-present
Associate Attorney, 2007-2010

  • Location: Vancouver, Washington
  • Phone: 360-695-4244
  • Fax: 360-696-0583

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Scott Staples came on board in 2006 as a clerk during law school, and joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2007. He was made a shareholder in the firm in 2010. Scott graduated, cum laude, from Washington State University Vancouver with a BA in English, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Willamette University College of Law, with cum laude honors there as well. He has successfully represented clients in a variety of different types of injury cases, including auto collisions, premises liability, animal attacks, watercraft accidents, and construction site injuries. He has appeared, and won, before the Washington State Supreme Court (Weismann v. Safeco, 2012).

Scott has volunteered time for the past several years at the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Housing Justice Project. He has previously served on the new member and membership committees for the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and has acted as chair and co-chair of the WSAJ Clark County Roundtable. He is a member of the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations, WSAJ and OTLA (state trial lawyer organizations), and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Washington and Oregon.

Scott was born and raised in Vancouver, attending Vancouver public schools and graduating from Hudson's Bay High School. He enjoys playing recreational basketball and softball, skiing, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Year Joined Firm


Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Auto Accident

Insurance Cases

Animal Attacks

Insurance Claim Disputes


Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
J.D. cum laude

Washington State University
B.A.cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, 2014-present
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2007-present
  • Oregon State Bar Association, 2013-present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member, 2007-present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2013-present
  • Clark County Bar Association, 2007-present
  • Multnomah Bar Association, 2013-present

Past Employment Positions

Schauermann, Thayer & Jacobs, P.S., Law Clerk

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