In the Midst of the Storm: Representing Injured Workers

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


WSAJ's Annual Workers' Compensation CLE
In the Midst of the Storm: Representing Injured Workers

Recorded Friday, June 14, 2013
WSBA ID#: 350180
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center • Tacoma
Chairpersons: Jonathan Stubbs & Robert Silber
6.5 Total CLE credits approved (Includes 0.50 Ethics/Professionalism Credits)

8:20-8:30 Welcome & Introduction
Jonathan Stubbs, Seminar Co-Chair, Tacoma
Robert Silber, Seminar Co-Chair, Seattle
8:30-9:00 Appellate Update – The Year in Review,
Bill Hochberg, Edmonds
9:00-9:30 Practice Tips at the Board in the Modern World: Discovery, Social Media, CR35s.
Elizabeth LePley, Bellevue
9:30-10:00 Important Current Issues and Changes in the Industrial Insurance Laws
Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General
10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15-10:30 Legislative Update – Where We Stand Now and What is Coming Next
Michael Temple, WSAJ Government Affairs Consultant
10:30-11:00 An Update from the Board – Significant Decisions and CRSSAs.
Frank Fennerty, Labor Member, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
11:00-11:30 Understanding the Interplay between Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Issues – What We All Should Know.
Marc Lampson, Executive Director, Unemployment Law Project and John Tirpak, Senior Hearings Attorney, Unemployment Law Project
11:30-12:15 Department Update - Change and Continuity
Joel Sacks, Director, Department of Labor & Industries and Vickie Kennedy, Assistant Director of Insurance Services, Department of Labor & Industries
12:45-1:15 Medical Provider Network – Department and WSAJ Perspective
Leah Hole-Marshall, Medical Administrator, Department of Labor & Industries
Teri Rideout, Tacoma
1:15-1:35 How to get a PFR Accepted – Tips to Get Your Decision Reviewed
Knowrasa T. Patrick, Industrial Appeals Judge, BIIA
1:35-2:00 Recent Trial Experiences – A View from the Trenches Mark Wagner, Tacoma;
Jill Karmy, Longview;
Robert Silber, Seattle
2:00-2:15 BREAK
2:15-2:45 Make ‘em Comply or Make ‘em Pay! Non-payment of Medical Bills (Coston)/WC Penalties
Wayne Lieb, Olympia
2:45-3:15 Employment Law Issues Affecting Injured Workers Stephen Teller, Seattle
3:15-3:35 One Employer Attorney’s Perspective – How We Can Better Work Together
Elizabeth Reeve, Seattle
3:35-4:00 Ethics – Can I Disclaim My Way Out of RPC 1.1. Doug Palmer, Vancouver

William D. Hochberg
WILLIAM D. HOCHBERG leads a group of dedicated attorneys and staff in Edmonds, Washington. Mr. Hochberg limits his practice to Washington State and Longshore workers' compensation, Social Security disability and personal injury cases. Mr. Hochberg...More
Elizabeth Lepley
Elizabeth LePley is an Associate Attorney at Nelson Blair Langer Engle in Seattle, Washington. She convinced the partners to allow her to work in a satellite office closer to her home in an office located in beautiful Snoqualmie. She makes the trek...More
Robert W. Ferguson
BOB FERGUSON is Washington's 18th Attorney General. As the state's chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, Governor and Legislature.General Ferguson’s ongoing priorities...More
Michael E. Temple
Michael Temple has worked in and around the Washington State Legislature since 1979. He served asAttorney to the Speaker of the House and later as Counsel to the Senate Majority Leader. Mr. Templefirst represented WSAJ as a lobbyist after tort...More
Frank Fennerty
Frank Fennerty has been the Labor Member of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals since his appointment to the position in 1981 by Governor John Spellman. He was reappointed by Governor Booth Gardner in 1985 and 1989, by Governor Mike Lowry in...More
Joel Sacks
On January 16, 2013, Joel Sacks was appointed Director of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries by Gov. Jay Inslee. L&I’s mission is to “keep Washington safe and working.” The agency administers a number of critical programs including...More
Victoria Kennedy
Vickie Kennedy is the Assistant Director for Insurance Services at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, managing one of the nation’s largest workers’ compensation insurers. She oversees approximately 1,000 employees involved with...More
Knowrasa T. Patrick
KNOWRASA T. PATRICK has practiced in Tacoma in the fields of workers' compensation and social security since graduating in 2000. She took a nine month break and worked for the National Labor Relations Board; and has now added labor relations to her...More
Mark Wagner
MARK WAGNER is a husband, father and Trial Lawyer. He lives with his wife Dawn and their children in Gig Harbor, Washington. Mark is the father of five with four girls and one boy ranging from 26 to 5. In his spare time he loves getting outdoors with...More
Jill Karmy
JILL KARMY is a partner with Parham, Hall & Karmy in Longview, Washington. Ms. Karmy received her B.A. degree from Pacific Union College in California’s Napa Valley in 1998 and her J.D. degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2003. Ms. Karmy’s...More
Robert A. Silber
Mr. Silber was an associate attorney with Foster Law Office, P.C. in Seattle for twelve years where herepresented injured workers in all workers' compensation matters on administrative appeal before theBoard of Industrial Insurance Appeals and in...More
Wayne Lieb
WAYNE LIEB is a principal in the firm of Putnam Lieb Potvin. Mr. Lieb is an active member of WSAJ. He has served as First and Second Vice President of the Legislative Steering Committee; First and Second Vice President of WSAJ’s Public Affairs...More
Stephen A. Teller
STEPHEN TELLER The lawyers at Teller & Associates, PLLC practice in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Qui Tam (whistleblowers exposing fraud against the government), Automobile Collisions, Unemployment Benefits Law, Unpaid Wages, Police...More
Elizabeth Reeve
ELIZABETH REEVE Ms. Reeve attended the University of Michigan and Albion College where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. She attended Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and received her Juris Doctorate degree. She was an...More
Douglas M. Palmer
Doug began practicing law in 2001 when he joined what is now the Pacific Northwest's third-largest workers' compensation defense law firm. He started representing employers and insurance companies in Oregon workers' compensation claims. In 2004, he...More

Originally Published

June 14, 2013

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Representing Injured Workers Video Part 1
  • Representing Injured Workers Video Part 2
  • Representing Injured Workers Video Part 3
  • Representing Injured Workers Video Part 4
  • Representing Injured Workers Audio Part 1
  • Representing Injured Workers Audio Part 2
  • Representing Injured Workers Audio Part 3
  • Representing Injured Workers Audio Part 4
  • Representing Injured Workers Book

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