Jamie has been in practice for nearly a decade, focusing on matters relating to the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions. He has extensive trial and appellate experience, appearing in numerous hearings before administrative law judges and participating in appeals to the Benefits Review Board and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Decisions in cases recently defended by him include denials of compensation for knee conditions claimed to result from cumulative trauma, rejections of attempts to maintain modification rights through the federal “nominal award” mechanism, and avoidance of liability under the LHWCA’s “last employer” rule.
In addition to advocating for his clients, Jamie has been a featured speaker at several conferences sponsored by the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs and continues to hone his trial skills by coaching a high school’s mock trial team to success in state-wide competitions.
Practice Areas: Admiralty and Maritime; Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Defense
Admitted to Practice: Oregon State Courts and Administrative Agencies; United States District Court (Oregon);
Professional Associations: Oregon State Bar Association; Longshore Claims Association
Education: Bachelor of Arts – Whitman College, cum laude; Juris Doctor – Lewis and Clark Law School, summa cum laude, valedictorian