Scott W. Edwards

Top rated personal injury attorney in Vancouver, Washington

Schauermann Thayer
Scott W. Edwards
Schauermann Thayer

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Insurance coverage; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2009

Education: Gonzaga University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
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Schauermann Thayer

1700 East Fourth Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661-3755 Visit website


Scott W. Edwards is an attorney who serves the Vancouver, Washington, area. He is a partner at the law firm of Schauermann Thayer and has been practicing personal injury and wrongful death law for over a decade. He provides high-quality legal representation to clients who are injured due to the reckless and negligent actions of others. Some of the cases he handles include personal injury, auto accidents, wrongful death and insurance disputes.

Licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington, Mr. Edwards works tirelessly for the people. He understands the challenges and strains a personal injury puts on families and does everything in his power to remove the stress out of their recovery. 

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in sociology from The University of Utah in 2004, Mr. Edwards obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Gonzaga University School of Law. 

A skilled and inspiring speaker and presenter, Mr. Edwards has participated as a speaker at many legal organizations, including the Clark County Bar Association, the Oregon Paralegal Association and the Washington State Association for Justice. 

Mr. Edwards serves several professional legal organizations. He is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He was the president of the Child Advocacy Association and has served on the Board of Governors of the Washington State Association for Justice since 2014.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Insurance coverage

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Insurance, Bad faith insurance

  • 90% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Insurance coverage

First Admitted: 2008, Oregon

Professional Webpage:

  • Law and Politics Magazine, “Rising Star” selectee, 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Association of Justice, Member, 2014 – Present
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 – Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2008 – Present
  • Child Advocacy Association (CHAD) - President, 2006
  • Washington State Association of Justice, Eagle Member, 2011 – Present
  • Washington State Association of Justice, Board of Governors, 2014 – Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, 2011 – Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association, 2009 – Present
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • EMEDCO - EMT Certification, 1999
  • Completed Smith Freed & Eberhard's Black Belt Trial Advocacy program, 2010
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah (Major: Sociology; Minor: Psychology; Certificate: Criminology:) Top 20% of my class, 2004
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presentation at the Thirtieth Nuts and Bolts Lecture Series on Needles, a legal case management software program, Speaker, The Paperless Office: Case Management Software--Needles, Clark County Bar Association, 2013
  • Presentation at the monthly Oregon Paralegal Association on the differences, and similarities between Washington biking laws and Oregon biking laws, Speaker, Biking Laws in Washington and Oregon, Oregon Paralegal Association - Southwest Washington Chapter, 2016
  • Ethics presentation for the Clark County Bar Association's annual ethics CLE, Speaker, Ethics, Social Media, and the Law, Clark County Bar Association, 2016
  • Presentation to Clark County Bar Association Family Lawyers on HIPAA and its application to the legal practice generally and to their practices specifically, Speaker, HIPAA Laws for Non-HIPAA Lawyers, Clark County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2017
  • One of three panel members who addressed the history and recent changes to Washington state joint and several liability laws, Panel Member, Joint & Several Liability: A Conversation, Washington State Association for Justice, 2017
  • Discussed the rules governing a 30(b)(6) deposition and highlighted strategies to employ when taking a 30(b)(6) deposition, Speaker, The 30(b)(6) Deposition: The Sharpest Sword in the Plaintiff's Arsenal?, WSAJ Clark County Roundtable, 2017

Office location for Scott W. Edwards

1700 East Fourth Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661-3755

Phone: 360-695-4244


1 Year Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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