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Carter William Hick

Carter William Hick

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Civil Rights

About Me

I represent people who have been injured as a result of somone else's negligence.  While the bulk of my injury cases involve car collisions, bicycle collisions, product liability matters, "slip and fall"/premises liability matters, and workplace injuries, I also represent people who have been injured as a result of civil rights violations.  Specifically, I have experience in cases involving sexual abuse, employment discrimination, and police misconduct.  Having said that, I am happy to speak with anybody that believes his/her civil rights have been violated.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Personal Injury: 85%
    9 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 10%
    10 years
  3. Civil Rights: 5%
    9 years



Contingent (10-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Carter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. Carter is a high-quality advocate for his clients. He is able to blend compassion and tenacity in order to obtain the best possible outcomes for clients.


    Nathan Kortokrax Government Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Connolly Tacon & Meserve, PC

201 5th Avenue SW, Ste. 301
Olympia, WA, 98501-1063




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Rising StarWashington Law & Politics2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
2014 Rising StarWashington Law & Politics2014
2013 Rising StarWashington Law & Politics2013
2012 Rising StarWashington Law and Politics2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
2011 Rising StarWashington Law and Politics2011
2010 Rising StarWashington Law and Politics2010
Dean's ListWillamette University College of Law2005
High Paper, Indian LawWillamette University College of Law2005
High Paper, Civil Rights LitigationWillamette University College of Law2004
Honors, Legal Research and WritingWillamette University College of Law2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderConnolly Tacon & Meserve, PC2012 - Present
AttorneyConnolly Tacon & Meserve, PC2006 - 2011
Assistant Attorney Generalthe Attorney General's Office, State of Washington, Labor and Industries Division (L&I)2005 - 2006
ExternThe Honorable John Jelderks, District of Oregon2004 - 2004
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office, District of Oregon2003 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House MuseumTrustee2015 - Present
Thurston County Superior Court, Library CommitteeMember2012 - Present
South Puget Sound Community College, Paralegal Advisory BoardMember2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Morningside Board of TrusteesMember2009 - 2012
Thurston County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Laura Bardo v. Cliff Cooper, Personal Representative of the Estate of Alwin Winsten Cooper (No. 36113-2-II, Unpublished)Favorable
Amber Wright v. DSHS2,850,000.00

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Publication NameTitleDate
FTESpring and Summer Means More Bicycle Commuters2010
FTEWorkers' Compensation 1012010
The Gaming Law ReviewThe Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: Why Tribes Can Build Casinos Off the Reservation2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
The Evergreen State CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
South Puget Sound Community College, Paralegal ProgramAdjunct Professor2014
Criminal Justice Program (Judcial Process), St. Martin's University (Centralia College Extension Program)Adjunct Professor2013
Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to FinishStatutes Which Affect Liability Evaluation2010
Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to FinishUnderstanding the Law of Damages2010