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Michael H. Weier to become Of Counsel

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Christy Doornink

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Michael H. Weier

Michael H. Weier, President and Managing Attorney for Reinisch Wilson Weier PC since 2006, will become Of Counsel as of June 5, believing that endless traveling, reading and kayaking will be less stressful than continuing to manage the firm. The firm’s shareholders have elected Christy Doornink firm President and Managing Attorney.

Although we will miss having Michael in the office regularly, not to mention his boisterous Monday morning greeting over the office speakers, Michael has agreed to remain associated with the firm in his new role. Michael will assist the firm with attorney education, higher level appellate cases, writing blog posts and several other tasks now and then.

As many of our clients, friends and colleagues know, following his graduation from what was then the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), Michael served as an investigator for the Washington State Department of Corrections. Michael joined the Washington State Attorney General’s office as an Assistant Attorney General for which he advised the Department of Labor and Industries among other responsibilities. He joined this firm in 1988.

During his tenure with Reinisch Wilson Weier and all the previous firm name combinations, Michael has helped build not only the Washington practice, but also grow the firm’s presence throughout the Pacific Northwest into the largest dedicated workers’ compensation defense firm. Along the way he has evangelized workers’ compensation defense in over 25 blog posts to the firm website and over 35 continuing education seminars to clients and to the workers’ compensation industry.

Michael’s distinguished bar memberships include: Washington State Bar Association, Oregon State Bar, Western  and Eastern Washington districts of  U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit Court of U.S. Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators, Washington Self-Insurers Association and the Defense Research Institute.

You may still reach Michael through his email with the firm, provided he is not paddling a bay or lake.