2019 Workers' Compensation CLE

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

2019 Workers’ Compensation CLE
Chairpersons: Dustin Dailey and Doug Palmer
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Westin Hotel, Seattle and via webcast

8:20-8:30 Welcome
Chairpersons Doug Palmer, Hamrick Palmer PLLC, Vancouver, WA & Dustin Dailey, Putnam Lieb Potvin Dailey, Olympia
8:30-9:00 Legislative Update
Michael Temple, WSAJ Government Affairs Counsel
9:00-9:45 Case Law Update: A Distasteful Fruit Salad of Injustice or a Refreshing Smoothie of Righteousness
Bill Hochberg, Law Office of Hochberg & Hamar PLLC, Edmonds
9:45-10:15 Workers' Compensation & Unemployment Benefits: Belling v. Employment Security
Katherine Mason, KL Mason PLLC, Seattle
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 PTSD Presumptions and Litigating PTSD
Dustin Dailey, Putnam Lieb Potvin Dailey, Olympia
11:00-11:30 Self-Insurance Rules Update
Doug Palmer, Hamrick Palmer PLLC, Vancouver, WA & LaNae Lien, Department of Labor & Industries Self-Insurance Section
11:30-12:00 Kept on Salary
David Johansen, Hamrick Palmer PLLC, Vancouver, WA
12:00-12:30 Lunch (box lunches included in tuition)
12:30-1:00 Telling Your Client’s Medical Story
Dr. Christi M. Kenyon, MD
1:00-1:30 Attorney Fees in Superior Court
Isabel A.M. Cole, Tacoma Injury Law Group Inc., P.S., Tacoma
1:30-2:15 Defending Against Fraud
Robert Silber, Staton Silber P.S., Shoreline & Jim Johanson, Johanson Law Group Inc., Edmonds
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:00 Settling with Retros
Ann Silvernale, Holmes Weddle & Barcott, Seattle
3:00-3:30 When L&I and Third Party Claims Collide: An Overview of Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury
Christopher Childers, Smart Law Offices, Kennewick
3:30-4:00 Ethics: High Volume Trust Accounts
Doug Palmer, Hamrick Palmer PLLC, Vancouver, WA

Presenters
Christopher Childers
Christopher Childers is an attorney at Smart Law Offices in Kennewick where he has worked since 2001 in mainly worker compensation and personal injury. He benefits greatly from the guiding influence of his wife of 22 years. His four teenage children...More
Isabel A.M. Childers
Isabel Cole is in her third career. After an eight and a half year career as a 911 police, fire, and ambulance dispatcher, and then a 22 year career as an Air Traffic Controller, she decided that retirement was overrated. So she attended law school...More
Dustin J. Dailey
Dustin J. Dailey is a 2007 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. He began his legal career with the Washington State Attorney General's Office, representing the Department of Labor and Industries in worker compensation and WISHA...More
William D. Hochberg
William D. Hochberg, the managing partner at Hochberg & Hamar, leads a group of dedicated attorneys and staff in Edmonds, Washington. Mr. Hochberg limits his practice to Washington State and Longshore workers' compensation, personal injury, and...More
David Johansen
David Johansen has been practicing workers' compensation law since 2007. After graduating from Willamette University College of Law, he began practicing at Wallace Klor & Mann, PC in Lake Oswego, OR. He practiced there, representing self-insured...More
Jim Johanson
Jim has spent over two decades, in both civil and criminal law representing his clients before courts and juries across Washington State. He has litigated cases in Federal, State, District and Municipal Courts.

Jim grew up in Snohomish...More

Dr. Christi Kenyon, MD
An honors graduate of Yale University, Dr. Kenyon chose the University of Washington School of Medicine for her medical school and subspecialty fellowship training. She has served as clinical teaching faculty at the University of Washington Medical...More
LaNae Lien
LaNae is the Self-Insurance Claims Operations Manager for the Department of Labor and Industries. Over the last 14+ plus years she has worked in a variety of different roles at the Department, including positions as an adjudicator, claims consultant,...More
Katherine L. Mason
Katherine Mason has been practicing law in Washington state since 1999. Her professional experience includes service with the Attorney General's office representing the Department of Labor and Industries. She has worked on the defense side of the bar...More
Doug M. Palmer
Doug Palmer is your fearless Section Leader. Some people say that he has been the greatest leader ever. Those who say his time as leader will be over soon are merely leading a witch hunt and reporting fake news. In addition to leading without fear,...More
Robert A. Silber
Mr. Silber is an attorney at Staton Silber, P.S. a firm in north Seattle focused exclusively on representing people injured on the job. Previously, Mr. Silber was an associate attorney for twelve years with a Seattle workers’ compensation firm where...More
Ann Silvernale
Ann Silvernale has been practicing Workers’ Compensation law since 1986, when she began work as an Assistant Attorney General. From 1990 to 2012, she was an Industrial Appeals Judge, and in 2012 she went into private practice. She limits her practice...More
Michael E. Temple
Michael Temple has worked in and around the Washington State Legislature for some time. He served as Attorney to the Speaker of the House and later as Counsel to the Senate Majority Leader. Mr. Temple first represented WSAJ as a lobbyist after tort...More

Originally Published

May 7, 2019


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • 2019 Workers' Compensation CLE - Paper
  • Legislative Update
  • Case Law Update: A Distasteful Fruit Salad of Injustice or a Refreshing Smoothie of Righteousness
  • Workers' Compensation & Unemployment Benefits: Belling v. Employment Security
  • PTSD Presumptions and Litigating PTSD
  • Self-Insurance Rules Update
  • Kept on Salary
  • Telling Your Client’s Medical Story
  • Attorney Fees in Superior Court
  • Defending Against Fraud
  • Settling with Retros
  • When L&I and Third Party Claims Collide: An Overview of Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury
  • Ethics: High Volume Trust Accounts

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