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  1. Workers Compensation: 85%
    36 years, 5.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    31 years, 500 cases



Contingent (10-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael J. Pontarolo

    I endorse this lawyer having tried cases before him when he sat as an Industrial Appeals Judge and as a fellow attorney representing Injured Workers. He is honest , hard working, and very knowledgeable in the area of Workers Compensation. His legal advice and common sense is sought statewide, and his litigation experience is respected by the Department of Labor and Industries, the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and in the Courts at all levels throughout Washington.


    Michael Pontarolo Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Jill Amanda Karmy

    Wayne is one of the top workers' compensation attorneys in WA. He is extremely knowledgable and fights hard for his clients.


    Jill Karmy Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

907 Legion Way Se
Olympia, WA, 98501-1520


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Alvin A. Anderson AwardWashington State Trial Lawyers Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPutnam and LIeb1986 - Present
Chief Industrial Appeals JudgeBoard of Industrial Insurance Appeals1982 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, former Board of Governors for 8 years1986 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers Worker Compensation SectionChair, Vice chair and member1986 - Present
Thurston-Mason County Bar AssociationMember, former Board of Directors1985 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Legislative CommitteeChair, Vice-Chair and member1987 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. PilonParole Board reversed
Matter of SinkaParole Board reversed
Simpson v ReamsClaim and benefits allowed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Western Washington UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Association for JusticeWorker Compensation Penalties2013