Anna M. McFaul
Anna M. McFaul graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 2002. She worked briefly in education, and then went on to graduate from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2006. While in law school, Anna worked as a law clerk for two years and was elected Marketing Editor for Gonzaga Law Review. In 2006, Anna passed the Washington State Bar and began practicing personal injury and employment law.
Anna then went on to work as an Assistant City Attorney to the City of Yakima, where she prosecuted criminal matters, as well as assisted with employment and contract issues, as well as advising the city council on various legal issues. Anna was chosen as a conference speaker at Washington Association of Municipal Attorneys and conducted police trainings.
In 2010, Anna moved to Portland, Oregon and focused her work on representing employers in litigated Washington Workers’ Compensation cases. Anna currently defends employers in Washington Workers’ Compensation cases at the Department, Board, Superior Court and Court of Appeals levels.
I believe that to receive the most effective representation, an employer must be provided solid advice regarding the feasible options to move a claim towards resolution. I review all of the details and relevant factors to provide my clients with efficient claims management advice, creative resolution recommendations, and aggressive litigation strategies.
I approach my work aggressively and utilize a team based approach with each claim. I am easily accessible and provide each client with personalized attention in a prompt and speedy manner. I ensure that the team working the claim is kept up to date about each important aspect of the claim.
I find the interaction between the medical and legal aspects of this field of law fascinating. I stay abreast of the constant changes in the medical and legal aspects in order to always keep my clients up to date on new information that affects their claims.
- Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2006
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Washington State University, 2002
Memberships and Community
- Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program volunteer mentor
- "Oregon 'Claimbatants': the victims of on-the-job assaults," April 19, 2019
- "Would you like to share some of my attorney fees in Washington?" October 12, 2018
- "The abolition of final claim denials in Washington workers’ compensation?" August 3, 2018
- "What is the correct wage rate for a second injury sustained while on light duty in Washington?" May 11, 2018
- "You’re not the boss of me: when Washington claimants don’t cooperate," June 6, 2016
- "Timely protests and appeals to Washington Department orders," February 4, 2015
- "Washington Supreme Court stands firm in high requirement for suing employers in tort," October 20, 2014
- "Will University Scholarship Athletes Soon be Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims?" April 7, 2014
- "New Ruling on Misrepresentation in Washington," April 2, 2014
- "New Rulings on Delay of Payment Penalties in Washington," March 31, 2014
Recent speaking topics
- "Closure-Related Penalty Avoidance,' the Oregon Claims School presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC April 17, 2019
- "Claim Resolution: Permanent Total Disability/Combined Effects Pensions," co-presented with LaNae Lien, Claims Manager, Washington Department of Labor and Industries, 2017 Washington Claims School presented Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, June 14, 2017
- “Preparing an IME Cover Letter,” client continuing education seminar, April 4, 2014
Outside of the practice of law, I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors walking, hiking, and biking. I enjoy visiting the beach, going to farmers market, and watching WSU Cougar football.