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Mike graduated from Western Washington University in 2004 where he majored in Philosophy. After college, Mike moved to beautiful southern California to go to Whittier Law School where he served as an editor for the Law Review, on the executive board of the Trial Advocacy Honors Board, and graduated cum laude.
After law school Mike and his wife knew they wanted to return home to Washington State. Mike served as an Assistant Attorney General from 2008-2012. During that time Mike represented the Department of Labor and Industries from hundreds of cases at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, handled jury and bench trials in various Superior courts, and had the opportunity to argue before the Court of Appeals, where he won. Mike then spent some time practicing labor and employment law representing 10 state agencies.
Mike joined the law firm Parham, Hall, and Karmy in March 2012. Mike had worked with the firm over the years and always respected and admired the attorneys that worked there. When the opportunity arose to represent injured workers he felt that it was time to make a positive impact helping those individuals with the skills he had learned from representing the other side. When he’s not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, cooking, watching movies, and going for hikes.
Update (3/2014) - Mike is a proud new father!! Mike and his wife welcomed their healthy son into the world and could not be any more excited!!!
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Mike impresses me with his diligence, compassion, and intelligence. He was a tremendous asset to the State of Washington when he worked for the Attorney General's Office and he is now a tremendous asset to injured workers who need help navigating the system. Mike is a good lawyer and a good man.
John Kesler Personal Injury Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Performance Plus Award||Attorney General's Office||2010|
|Performance Plus Award||Attorney General's Office||2009|
|Attorney||Parham, Hall & Karmy (Formerly Springer, Workman & Norman)||2012 - Present|
|Assistant Attorney General||Attorney General of Washington||2008 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Orange County Public Defender's Office||2007 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Orange County District Attorney's Office||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid||Board Member and Officer||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2012 - Present|
|Government Lawyers Bar Association||Board Member||2010 - 2011|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||N/A||N/A||2013|
|National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute||N/A||N/A||2010|
|Whittier College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Western Washington University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Cowlitz Wahkiakum County Bar Association Meeting and CLE event||Workers' Compensation: Covering you, your business and your clients||2014|