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Carter William Hick

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.



Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas


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



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

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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

  • Jonathan Read Peirce

    Carter is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate, who does not hesitate to take the more difficult road for his clients when necessary.


    Jonathan Peirce Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
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 MuseumBoard Member2015 - Present
Washington Courts Historical SocietyBoard Member2015 - Present
Thurston County Superior Court, Library CommitteeBoard Member2012 - Present
South Puget Sound Community College, Paralegal Advisory BoardBoard Member2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Morningside Board of TrusteesBoard Member2009 - 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 Professor2015
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