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Client Testimonials

“I’d recommend them to anyone dealing with a tough MVA case!” 5 Stars

Ben and Bryan were attentive to all the aspects of my case and worked hard to represent me. I’d recommend them to anyone dealing with a tough MVA c...read more

Amelia M.
“They're knowledgeable, helpful and will work hard on your behalf.” 5 Stars

I worked with Ben Melnick and he was so incredibly helpful through would could have been a very difficult experience. It was still difficult, but I...read more

Kaylyn D.
“The at-fault driver's insurance would not work with me” 5 Stars

When I first had my accident, I was lost on what to do. The at-fault driver's insurance would not work with me. I found Schauermann Thayer on my go...read more

Adrian M.
“This law firm is a pillar in the community” 5 Stars

This law firm is a pillar in the community. All team members are fair, aggressive and just. My son was treated with integrity and his best interest...read more

G.B.A.
“Brad made this process as smooth and easy as possible” 5 Stars

I was in car accident 2 years ago and was injured. It was my first accident and I’m so glad I hired Brad. He and Katie helped me through every step...read more

A.W.
“This law firm treats you like family” 5 Stars

This law firm treats you like family. Their caring nature and high standard of professionalism is above reproach. Our case was complicated and thei...read more

Janelle P.
“They did everything they could do to get us the maximum achievable ...” 5 Stars

Schauermann Thayer are in my opinion the best, they made us feel more like family and not just another client. We believe they did everything they ...read more

Roger P.
“They did all the work and helped me take time to heal.” 5 Stars

After a very upsetting experience I need a lot of guidance in injury related law. The team of professionals at this firm were very helpful and know...read more

Shirley H.
“My bills came to $400,000 and I was hospitalized for 28 days” 5 Stars

I was in a motor vehicle collision and nearly lost my life. My bills came to ~$400,000 and I was hospitalized for 28 days. I had only VA coverage a...read more

Robert B.
“It was a long process but at no point did I feel shuffled to the bo...” 5 Stars

I don't often post reviews but I felt this warranted one! I was in an auto accident with my three young children and was referred by our chiroprac...read more

Kim L.

Experienced Injury and Wrongful Death Trial Attorneys


It can be hard to know whom to trust when seeking compensation for personal injury or wrongful death of a family member. We understand. We have focused on representing injured people and their families since 1986. We offer free initial consultations for those who have suffered injury or death of a family member because of another’s careless acts.

At Schauermann Thayer, we care about our clients and bring together decades of experience handling personal injury, wrongful death, worksite injuries, and other cases involving injury to person or property throughout Washington and Oregon.

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WASHINGTON & OREGON PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

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See Our Case Results from over 40 years of experience in personal injury law

Motorcycle
Crash/Wrongful Death

Represented the estate of a motorcycle rider who died after being struck in quick successi... read more

Firearm Wrongful
Death

Represented the estate of a Washington man who was shot to death by a neighbor. We filed ... read more

Firework Injury
to Child

Represented a child who was seriously injured by debris propelled by a fireworks explosion... read more

Motorcycle
Crash/Wrongful Death

Represented the estate of a motorcycle rider who died in a crash after a federal governmen... read more

Construction
Site Fall

Represented an employee of a general contractor who fell through the roof of an industrial... read more

Construction Site
Incident

Represented a temp agency worker who had been assigned to a factory posting. Factory empl... read more

School
Negligence

Represented young girl injured as a result of a local school district’s negligence. Set... read more

Broken Pinky
Finger

$200,000 arbitration award against an insurance company which refused to reasonably pay th... read more

Sexual
Assault

Represented two young women for the numerous sexual assaults committed upon them by their ... read more

Negligent Auto
Repair

$650,000 settlement against the mechanic that negligently changed client's tire causing it... read more

Dog
Bite

$250,000 full-policy settlement for dog bite suffered by a 6 year old boy while at a local... read more

Insurance
Bad Faith

$125,000 settlement against an insurance company which refused to fairly evaluate client's... read more

Meet Your Dedicated Team

Scott Staples
Scott Staples

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 ... READ MORE

Scott Edwards
Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards joined the firm in 2011 and became a partner in 2013. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law. His practice focuses on personal injury, auto accident, biking accident, and insurance cases. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time pedaling around the streets of Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon on his bicycle. READ MORE

Bradley Thayer
Bradley Thayer

Brad Thayer joined the firm in 2015 and became a partner in 2018. He was presented the 2018 Rising Star Award by the Clark County Bar Association. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism with a minor in Sociology from Western Washington University and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Willamette University College of Law. His practice focuses on personal injury, auto accident, biking accident, and insurance cases. Brad speaks Spanish ... READ MORE

Benjamin Melnick
Benjamin Melnick

Ben Melnick joined the firm in 2018, and he became a partner in 2020. He graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor's degree in 2010, and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law. In 2016, he was named as the Clark County Bar Association's Rising Star. His practice focuses on personal injury, auto, motorcycle, and biking accidents, premises liability, products liability, wrongful death, and insurance ... READ MORE

William Thayer
William Thayer

William Thayer has been practicing law since 1980 in the Southwest Washington area. He obtained his license to practice law in Oregon in 2006. Bill is a veteran of many personal injury and wrongful death cases and has served as an arbitrator and Clark County District Court judge pro tempore. Bill has negotiated favorable settlements for his clients in hundreds of cases. He has tried over 45 jury trials, arbitrated over 75 cases for his clients, and ... READ MORE

Craig Schauermann
Craig Schauermann

Craig Schauermann (Of Counsel) has practiced personal injury law in Washington since 1976 and in Clark County since 1979. Craig has extensive state and federal trial experience and has obtained some of the largest verdicts and arbitration awards in Washington history. He is a former member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors, and has been selected repeatedly by his peers as one of the best lawyers in the ... READ MORE

Scott Staples
Scott
Staples
Scott Edwards
Scott
Edwards
Bradley Thayer
Bradley
Thayer
Benjamin Melnick
Benjamin
Melnick
William Thayer
William
Thayer
Craig Schauermann
Craig
Schauermann

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