Hawn, Wayne D.
I have worked representing people who have been injured by the actions of others nearly continuously since 1993. I have represented people against individuals, insurance companies and large multi-national corporations.
I was born in Juneau, Alaska, and raised in Anchorage, where I attended high school. Looking for something different, I fled the ice and attended Arizona State University, where I received my Bachelor of Science in 1990. I then enrolled in law school at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I met my wife on a blind date. After graduation in 1993, I returned to Juneau and took my first job working as an insurance defense lawyer for about a year. I then worked for a labor law firm in Seattle while getting my Washington bar license, and then moved back up to Anchorage and went to work for a law firm doing plaintiff’s personal injury.
Over the next 12 years, I worked on a great variety of cases on behalf of people who had been harmed by individuals or companies. I worked for two small fish processing companies in the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation. I helped to represent a young girl who was paralyzed by a defective seatbelt. I worked on plane crash cases, and gun defect cases, as well as automobile accident cases.
In late 2007, I vacationed at Black Butte Ranch with my wife and two daughters, and extended family. We fell in love with Central Oregon, and made the decision to move to Bend. I was hired as an associate attorney by Bruce Brothers, then offered a partnership. Now that Bruce has taken a long overdue and well deserved retirement, I along with Jennifer Coughlin are proud to continue the tradition of providing excellent, creative and personal legal assistance to people who have been wronged through the negligence of people, insurance companies and corporations.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Auto Accidents
- Appellate Practice
- Products Liability
- Workers' Compensation
- Oregon, 2008
- Washington, 1995
- Alaska, 1993
- U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 1993
- U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 2008
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1999
- University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
- J.D. - 1993
- Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
- B.S. - 1990
- Major: Justice Studies
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Oregon Bar Association, Member
- Washington Bar Association, Member
- Alaska Bar Association, Member
- Oregon Trial Lawyers, Member
- American Association for Justice, Member