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Workers’ Compensation + Personal Injury Attorneys

Serving Spokane and regions east of the Cascades

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Welcome to Carlisle + Byers

If you get injured while on the job or have a personal injury accident due to someone else’s negligence or intentional harm, we’ll be by your side to help you get the relief you need. Our reputation as hands-on, personable, and professional attorneys is built on years of taking the heavy burden off our clients so they can focus on recovery. Think of us as more of a friend who has your back.

The Pacific Northwest

Based in Spokane, we help clients with workers’ compensation and personal injury cases throughout Central and Eastern Washington including Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Wenatchee.

Carlisle and Byers service area - eastern Washington

Workers’ Compensation

If you’re an injured worker, navigating your way through the Department of Labor and Industries (L and I) jargon and industry laws doesn’t have to leave you confused. We’re here to help protect you and your rights.

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Personal Injury

No one should suffer because of someone’s negligence. We’ll help get you the treatment you deserve so you can get back to your life.

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Founding Partners

Chris Carlisle

Originally from the Tri-Cities, Chris Carlisle earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga. He has experience practicing before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, the State Superior Courts, the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts of Eastern Washington.

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Rich Byers

Rich Byers earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga. He is a member of the Spokane County and Washington State Bar Associations, as well as the SCBA Solo and Small Practitioners Section.

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Don’t just take our word for it.

Ultimate goal and maximum settlement

“I worked with Rich at Carlisle and Byers on my claim for about 8 months. Rich achieved the ultimate goal and got the maximum settlement amount available for my claim. Rich took my claim seriously, and laid out each option clearly along with the consequences of each choice, and that is what I expected and wanted from my legal counsel.”

Ann T.

Don’t have to worry

“The most positive thing about working with Carlisle and Byers would be the communication that I have, the answers to my questions, and the speed in which they get answers. I don’t have to worry about what’s going on with my L and I claim.”

Stephen F.

Moral support

“Chris was so truthful. Anything that happens he’s right on the phone calling me. He’s even gone to a couple of appointments with me just for moral support. They are interested in how I’m doing, how I’m feeling, what I’m doing, and whether or not I’m getting the medications I need. It’s just been a really great experience.”

Lynn H.