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Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Lawyers

Serving Spokane, Central, and Eastern Washington

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Welcome to Carlisle + Byers

We’re dedicated to standing by your side and supporting personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. At Carlisle + Byers, we’ll help you get the relief you need. We’ve built our reputation on being hands-on, personable, and professional attorneys who take the heavy burden off our clients so they can focus on recovery. Think of us as more of a friend who has your back (fist bump).

Not your average attorneys

When you choose Carlisle + Byers, you’re not just hiring legal representation; you’re gaining a dedicated team that cares about your well-being and success. With us by your side, you can face any challenge with confidence and the assurance of first-rate advocacy.

Here are a few things you can expect when you work with us:

Personalized holistic approach
Decades of legal experience
Transparent communication
Client-centered philosophy
Friendly and down-to-earth attitudes

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Eastern WA

Got a workers’ comp injury in Washington State? No worries! As workers’ comp lawyers, we’ll fight for your rights and make sure you get the relief you deserve. We know the state’s complex laws and regulations governing workplace injuries, so you can focus on healing and getting back to living.

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Spokane Personal Injury Lawyers

Handling a personal injury case on your own can be a major headache. As personal injury lawyers, we’re here to support you. Let our legal knowledge and experience handle all the nitty-gritty details, from gathering evidence and negotiating with insurance companies to building a rock-solid case. While we do the heavy lifting, you can focus on your recovery and well-deserved rest.

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Testimonials

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.

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’s a member of the Spokane County and Washington State Bar Associations, as well as the SCBA Solo and Small Practitioners Section.

Meet Rich

Serving 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.

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