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 https://cowlitz.org/services/cdos/tribal-court.html. 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 https://www.washingtonoregonlawyers.com/scott-edwards, with additional information on Brad Thayer at https://www.washingtonoregonlawyers.com/bradley-thayer.
Both attorneys been named as “Rising Stars” by the Super Lawyers publication.
Regarding Mr. Edwards' Super Lawyers listing, see https://profiles.superlawyers.com/washington/vancouver/lawyer/scott-w-edwards/e8142a68-caed-4fad-aaca-683beaf81a55.html.