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Ben Melnick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Vancouver, WA

Schauermann Thayer
1700 East Fourth Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661-3755
Phone: 360-695-4244
Fax: 360-696-0583
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ben Melnick is a partner with Schauermann Thayer law firm in Vancouver, Washington. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than seven years of experience, Mr. Melnick provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Washington and the Portland, Oregon, area who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Melnick has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of individuals and families adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, biking accidents and other preventable tragedies. He also has extensive experience handling complex insurance disputes, and he has recovered substantial amounts of compensation for his plaintiff clients.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Melnick earned a Top 40 Under 40 designation from the National Trial Lawyers in 2017 and 2018, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers, including the Rising Star Award from the Clark County Bar Association. He has also received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo along with the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys.

A 2010 graduate of Washington State University, Mr. Melnick attended Gonzaga University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2013. He is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, and he currently serves as co-chair to the organization's Clark County Roundtable.

Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Melnick is a member of the Clark County Bar Association and former member of its Young Lawyers Section Board, and he is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar and former member of the American Association for Justice and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Insurance


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Ben Melnick

First Admitted: 2013, Washington

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Oregon State Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • American Association for Justice, 2016-2018
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2013-Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Board, 2015-2018
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member, 2013-Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Clark County Roundtable, Co-Chair, 2017-Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member, 2016-Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2021

Educational Background

  • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, B.A. in Political Science, Minor: Philosophy, 2010


  • Recognizing outstanding achievements by an attorney who has been in practice 5 years or less, Rising Star Award, Clark County Bar Association, 2017
  • American Institute’s DUI/DWI Division looks for Attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Very few Attorneys can do so and our organization recognizes this significant achievement, 2015-2016, 10 Best Client Satisfaction - Washington, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Each of our distinguished Top 40 under 40 members strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best lawyers in America. It is our mission to promote a unique and professional networking opportunity for young lawyers, while developing progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury, 2017-2018, Top 40 Under 40 - Personal Injury Plaintiff, National Trial Lawyers
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Office Location for Ben Melnick

1700 East Fourth Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661-3755

Phone: 360-695-4244

Fax: 360-696-0583

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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