Busick Hamrick Palmer

All Good Things Come To An End

At the end of the year, Frances, Doug & David will be heading to a new location together:

3305 Main St., Suite 301
Vancouver, WA 98663

Steve will be staying here with the same address and phone number!

Steven L. Busick

Steve has been practicing law since 1972 and has practiced out of the same office in Vancouver, Wash. since 1975.  Steve has fiercely represented the injured for several decades.  His exclusive focus has been on injured workers since 2003.

Frances R. Hamrick

Frances has been practicing law since 2001.  She started out as an Assistant Attorney General with the Attorney General of Washington handling workers' compensation appeals, tort actions on behalf of the Department of Transportation Division for the State of Washington, juvenile dependency, and parental termination cases.  After several years, she joined what was at the time the Pacific Northwest's second-largest workers' compensation defense firm representing Self-Insured Employers.  While at that law firm, she met and worked with Doug Palmer.  From there she joined Steve Busick in 2008 and began representing injured workers in Southwest Washington.

David C. Johansen

David has been practicing law since 2007.  David started his law practice at the same workers' compensation defense law firm just after Ms. Hamrick left and while Mr. Palmer was still practicing there.  While working at the Pacific Northwest's previously second-largest workers' compensation defense firm, David also represented Self-Insured Employers.  After nearly 8 years, David decided to make a career change in the Summer of 2015 and is now exclusively representing injured workers in Southwest Washington.

Douglas M. Palmer

Doug also began practicing law in 2001 when he joined what is now the Pacific Northwest's third-largest workers' compensation defense law firm.  He started representing employers and insurance companies in Oregon workers' compensation claims.  In 2004, he became licensed in Washington and focused exclusively on workers compensation claims in that state.  In 2009 he became a shareholder in the firm, but left in 2010 to join Steve and Frances here in Vancouver.  Like Steve and Frances, Doug also exclusively represents injured workers in Southwest Washington.