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  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
    19 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    19 years

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Contact info

Small, Snell, Weiss & Comfort, P.S.

4002 Tacoma Mall Boulevard, Suite 200

Tacoma, WA, 98409-7702


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarN/A2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySmall, Snell, Weiss & Comfort, P.S.1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation SectionChair2008 - 2009
Workers' Compensation Section of WSTLAVice Chair2007 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tobin v. Dep't of Labor & Indus.Favorable- the Department has no subrogation claim to the pain and suffering portion of a worker's third party claim.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation DeskbookTime Loss Compensation and Loss of Earning Power2009
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersWorkers' Compensation Statutory Update2007
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersBoard Sanctions the Department for a Frivolous Defense2002
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersA Summary of Significant Recent Court Decisions2001
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersWorkers' Compensation Case Law Update2000
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersWorkers' Compensation Case Law Update1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJA1997
Colby CollegeGovernment/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation SeminarTobin v. Dep't of Labor and Indus., and other important things you need to know about third party claims.2010
Putting Out the Flames in Subrogation ClaimsThe Tobin Decision2010
Workers' Compensation SeminarWorkers' compensation Law2007
Workers' Compensation SeminarWorkers' Compensation Law- Social Security Offset Calculations2006
Workers' Compensation SeminarThe Department's New Online Access System2003
Workers' Compensation SeminarWorkers' Comensations- getting Sanctions at the Board2002