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I've been practicing in the arena of workers compensation for all of my professional life.  I use to represent employers, but now I do not.  I not only know all of their tricks, I helped invent some of them.  I am a workers-compensation nerd.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    14 years, 3 thousand cases



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  • Frederick Wayne Lieb

    Doug is a very creative lawyer with a superb knowledge of the case law. He is willing to take on hard cases and fight for his clients.


    Frederick Lieb Workers Compensation Attorney
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  • Jill Amanda Karmy

    Doug is one of the most thorough and knowledgable workers' compensation lawyers you will find. He fights hard and earnestly for his clients, and is not afraid to spend hours upon hours on unique legal issues. His clients can trust that his advice is accurate and honest. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Busick Hamrick Palmer, PLLC

PO Box 1385
Vancouver, WA, 98666-1385

1915 Washington Street
Vancouver, WA, 98666-1385



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Award of MeritMultnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderWallace, Klor & Mann, P.C.2000 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard Member2010 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Joy v. Department of Labor & IndustriesThe Court decided it does not have jurisdiction.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Andrews UniversityPolitical EconomyBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation SectionPenalties in Workers Compensation2015