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Christopher Scott Carlisle

Workers compensation Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Chris Carlisle

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    Set up a free consultation with our worker’s compensation lawyers to make sure you’re getting the coverage you deserve, and to let us help you determine what your goals should be for rejoining the workforce and getting back on your feet.

    16 years

  2. Personal injury
    No one should suffer because of someone’s negligence. Carlisle and Byers will help get you the treatment you deserve so you can get back to your life.

  3. Car accident

  4. Brain injury

  5. Wrongful death

  6. Motorcycle accident

A scout leader, sports coach, and community supporter – he’s the guy knocking on his neighbor’s doors with an extra generator when the power is out, or following his snow shovel up and down the entire block before most people are even awake. Chris has a deep commitment to his family and friends.

Chris graduated high school in the Tri-Cities (go Falcons!) and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Seattle University and his Juris Doctor from Gonzaga Law. He’s is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington Association for Justice, and works with the Housing Justice project providing free representation to tenants in disputes with their landlords. As an attorney, Chris doesn’t hear the word “no” as a problem, but rather as a challenge, and he doesn’t run away from the tough cases. In fact (at times to his partner’s chagrin) Chris often seeks them out, especially if the cause is just.

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Carlisle & Byers, PLLC
1020 N. Washington St.
Spokane, WA, 99201

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Posted by Jeremiah | April 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect Performance
They say the best way to find out who the best of the best is, at the top of the game in town, is by word of mouth…Chris Carlisle is most prominently handling Workers compensation business for Engineers, Professionals within all classes, for over twenty plus years; and is the most approachable, accommodating, understanding, intelligent attorney you can find. Chris has a deeply intellectual innate sense of what your own individual needs are, and he warmly discusses your new options in a variety of presentable scenarios: no matter what the case may be. Chris cuts to the quick immediately, acts decisively, and speaks with authority. Chris has the ability to Quarterback your sidelined status as an injured worker back into the game with patience, finesse, strategic logic, and reasoning. Chris Carlisle has the widest spectrum of business networking skills of any attorney around. Charismatic, respectful, hard working and honest, he delivers stunning workmanship in every forum and angle; and consistently produces phenomenally outstanding results in and under high pressure. Choosing Chris Carlisle is the best choice you will ever make for your Career, and your future in financial securities: and living your life with brilliant success!!!
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Posted by Summer | March 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Workers Comp
Chris goes above, and beyond the call of duty. Whenever I have questions, or concerns he takes the time to make time for me, even with his busy schedule. He is a man of integrity, and always demonstrates dignity towards me. No matter how pressing, or intimidating the other party is; Chris collectively, weighs out the facts, and ensures the best interest for me. What I like best about Chris is: He is real! He is a loving husband, father, and a family man, while keeping up with the pace of all of his clients. When family emergencies arise, Chris has empathy, and understands what it is like to be part of this big world, and the daily surprises it brings to all of us. These characteristics play a huge roll in how he treats his client, manages his busy schedule, and interacts with the other party. The five stars I give him is not just because I like him, it is because he earned them! Thank you Chris for all you have done for me, with my case. I could not have done it without you!
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Posted by Samantha | April 23, 2015
Knowledgable and trustworthy attorney.
Christopher Carlisle has represented my case in a professional, knowledgable, trustworthy and supportive manner. He was responsive when I had questions and eased my anxiety throughout the process. Mr. Carlisle has integrity and is knowledge about current issues concerning work injury claims. I would and have recommend Mr. Carlisle to anyone looking for a trustworthy and helpful attorney.
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Posted by Scherlie | April 23, 2015
Chris has been my attorney for at least 10 years and has provided me with much-needed assistance in resolving a workman's compensation claim with the State of Washington. I live out of state and his representation has given me in-state coverage. He has kept me informed of my status in the lengthy process and I never felt that I was not aware of what was happening with my case.
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  • Contingency 15%-30%
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Carlisle & Byers, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Stiley & Cikutovich, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2013


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lulu Anderson v. Dept. of Labor and Indust.
  • The claim reopened


  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • New Member Committee
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Gonzaga University
  • Tutor of the Year
  • 2009


Speaking Engagements

  • 2010 CLE Potpouri
  • RPC 1.5 - 2008 Opened you up to suit
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (0)
Endorse Christopher
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is very knowledgeable in the area of Workers Compensation and works diligently for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Chris for a long time. He does a good job for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a solid Worker's Comp attorney. I would not hesitate to refer friends to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris zealously advocates for injured workers."
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Spokane Workers compensation Lawyer Christopher Scott Carlisle
Christopher Scott Carlisle
Workers compensation Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 13 years