Vincci W. Lam
Vincci Lam’s practice is focused on all aspects of workers’ compensation defense and litigation in the firm’s Oregon office. Growing up in an immigrant family who greatly benefited from public systems, she is acutely aware of the tremendous impact these systems, such as workers’ compensation, have on the stability and prosperity of a community. Vincci was elected a shareholder in 2017.
In keeping with her community and public-service driven values, Vincci focused on Political Science in her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and emphasized Employment and Administrative Law in her legal studies at the University of Oregon. Vincci’s prior legal experience includes clerkships with the King County Attorney’s Office in Seattle, Legal Department of Starbucks Coffee Company and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Division for the Office of the Attorney General. Prior to beginning her legal practice, Vincci worked at a consulting firm specializing exclusively in assisting non-profit organizations.
Vincci is a lead instructor for the Firm’s Oregon Basic Workers’ Compensation Certification Course.
At a fundamental level, exceptional client service requires being attentive to the needs of each client and partnering effectively to achieve a shared goal. In the complex system of workers’ compensation, open communication and understanding the client’s priorities and challenges in each situation is paramount to ensuring a successful outcome.
My approach to client matters and problem solving is focused on achieving the “big picture” objectives of employers and insurers, while being mindful as to the details of each matter specifically. Arriving at the answer efficiently, while maintaining quality, is a priority in my work.
For each workers’ compensation claim, my role is to assess what has already happened, anticipate what may happen, and advise as to the best path going forward. By closely examining the details of each issue or claim, while keeping the “big picture” objectives in mind, my client and I can move forward with confidence toward a positive resolution.
- Juris Doctor, University of Oregon, 2011
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (with Honors), University of Washington, 2007
- Oregon State Bar Association
- Oregon New Lawyer’s Division
- Workers’ Compensation Section
- New Lawyer Mentoring Program, Executive Committee
- Oregon Women Lawyers
- Young Lawyers Section, Multnomah Bar Association
- "Oregon claim closure: things to keep in mind when closing in on the finish line," April 4, 2016
- "Social/recreational exception to compensability in Oregon narrowed by U.S. Bank v. Pohrman," November 6, 2015
- "Formal rulemaking process to address both apportionment and the redefinition of “compensable injury” following court rulings," September 26, 2014
- "Practical Tips For Own Motion Claims – the ones older than you are!," August 13, 2014
- "New Oregon Supreme Court Decision Has Potentially Far-Reaching Effects on Workers’ Compensation," January 16, 2014
Recent speaking topics
- "Integrity in Claims Investigation: Legal and Ethical Issues" (co-presented with Steve Starkel, Miles Investigations), Oregon Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, March 20, 2018
- "Back to Basics: A review of time limits and required actions," client continuing education, June 28, 2017 and August 10, 2018
- "Post-Closure Treatment Requests and Aggravation Claims: the Boomerang Effect," client continuing education seminar, June 20, 2017
- "The Rehabilitation of Brown v. SAIF," client continuing education seminar, May 3, 2017
- "New Rules and Claimant's Counsel Fees," Oregon Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, March 30, 2016
- "IME Communication in light of Schleiss/ Brown," client continuing education seminar, April 7, 2015
- "New Oregon Claim Closure Rules," client continuing education seminar, April 3, 2015 and June 17, 2015
- "Vocational Training Rules Update," client continuing education seminar, March 30, 2015
- "Interim Medical Benefits: Rule Changes," client continuing education seminar, March 19, 2015
- "Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Workers’ Compensation," WCCA Fall Conference, October 14, 2014
- "Own Motion Overview," client continuing education seminar, October 3, 2014 and October 22, 2014, April 18, 2017
- “Reconsideration Proceedings: When, Why and How?” client continuing education seminar, March 12, 2014
- “Oregon 101: Penalties, Attorney Fees, Sanctions, and Costs,” client continuing education seminar, May 16, 2013
- “Communicating with IME Providers,” client continuing education seminar, February 17, 2013
I was born in Hong Kong, China, but raised in the Portland-metropolitan area. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing tennis, reading, and (short) walks with my lovable, but lazy, English Bulldog.