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About me

I am very proud of my association with these great lawyers and hope that we will serve Southwest Washington and the greater Portland effort together for a long time. 


On a personal note, my wife Norma and I love traveling to Southern California to see our three children and their spouses and our Grandchildren as often as we can. 


I enjoy duplicate bridge, golf and time together with Norma. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    39 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Car Accident: 35%
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
    39 years, 50 cases
  4. Brain Injury: 5%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-50%)

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Contact info

Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS

1700 East Fourth Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA, 98661

Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS

1700 E. 4th Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA, 98661



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentSchauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS1986 - Present
PartnerLee and Schauermann1979 - 1986
AttorneyWebster, Kroum and Bass1977 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member2006 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationN/A1979 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1997 - 2001
Clark County Bar AssociationFormer President1986 - 1986
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member1977 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Weismann v Safeco, 173 Wn.2d 643, 957 P.2d. 632 (2012)Supreme Court over turned the Court of Appeals Div II and held for plaintiff.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook (WSAJ)Accidents Involving Multiple Parties/Chain Reaction collisions2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Washington State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts SeminarPreparing your client for Deposition in a PI case2013
Tort Law, A year of Significant Changes SeminarPIP Insurance and Matsyuk2012
Judicial ForumJudges2010