Two of Schauermann Thayer Attorneys Set for Admission to Practice in Cowlitz Tribal Court

Posted by William K. Thayer | Jan 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Scott Edwards and Brad Thayer are scheduled to be sworn in to become eligible for practice as attorneys in the Cowlitz Tribal Court. The ceremony is set for Wednesday, January 26, 2022, and will be conducted remotely on Zoom.

Indian tribes are independent sovereign entities, which although subject to federal law and the U.S. Constitution, also have their own laws, procedures, and courts.

According to The Cowlitz Tribal Court's website, it hears both civil and criminal matters that fall within its jurisdiction. It is staffed by a judge and a Tribal Court Administrator. Court is typically held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, other than on holidays.

More specifically, the Cowlitz Tribal Court handles civil and criminal matters for tribal members, and civil infractions for nontribal members. Its website may be found at It lists an address of 31555 NW 31st Avenue, Ridgefield, Washington 98642, a phone number of 360-353-9501, and a fax number of 360-309-5908.

Scott Edwards and Brad Thayer are two of the four partners at Schauermann Thayer. Scott and Brad both focus their law practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases, including trucking, motorcycle, biking, and pedestrian accidents.

More detail about Scott Edwards can be found at, with additional information on Brad Thayer at

Both attorneys been named as “Rising Stars” by the Super Lawyers publication.

Regarding Mr. Edwards' Super Lawyers listing, see

For Mr. Thayer's, see

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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