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Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS is proud to announce that attorney Benjamin P. Melnick has joined our firm as an associate.  Ben has been practicing law in Clark County since 2013.  During that time, he was named as the 2017 Clark County Bar Association Rising Star.  The National Trial Lawyers selected him as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney in Washington for Criminal Defense in 2017 and for Civil Plaintiffs in 2018.  Finally, he is an active member of the Bar, and he served in multiple roles on the Young Lawyers Section Board between 2015-2018.

Ben was born and raised in Clark County and he moved to eastern Washington for college and law school. He graduated from Washington State University in 2010 and Gonzaga University School of Law in 2013.  He comes with extensive litigation and trial experience in criminal defense, as well as personal injury, insurance bad faith, and other civil litigation experience.

As with all of our attorneys, Ben will be exclusively representing plaintiffs in injury claims, wrongful death, and insurance disputes.

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Bradley Thayer

Brad Thayer is a partner at the Schauermann Thayer firm. Brad is licensed in both Oregon and Washington. He has been practicing law since 2015. He was presented the 2018 Rising Star Award by the Clark County Bar Association. Brad's practice focuses on automobile collision, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian injury, dog bite, and myriad other types of injury and insurance cases. During his free time, Brad enjoys following the Portland Trail Blazers, playing basketball, going to concerts, and playing the drums. He especially enjoys hiking in the Columbia River Gorge and exploring other Northwest wonders.

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