Dorian has successfully litigated numerous workers compensation claims. He has overturned decisions against injured workers made by the Department of Labor and Industries and decisions made by the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. He has won cases involving many different types of benefits, including entitlement to lifetime disability pension benefits, increased permanent partial disability benefits, the need for additional medical treatment, and accusations of fraud.
Dorian has lived in the Pacific Northwest his entire life. He has always been passionate about helping people and becoming a lawyer has allowed him to do that in a truly meaningful way. Dorian has been working with and helping disadvantaged and injured individuals since 2007 while he was in law school. He has seen how devastating and life-altering injuries can be on families. This fuels Dorian’s drive to tirelessly represent clients to pursue the benefits they are entitled to and help guide them through the often difficult and stressful process.
Dorian has successfully litigated many cases. He has had cases in front of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, Superior Court, and the Court of Appeals. Dorian has also represented individuals in pursuit of Social Security benefits in front of the Social Security Administration and the United States District Courts in several states.
When he is out of the office, Dorian enjoys spending time with his two beautiful daughters, friends and family, running, paddle boarding, rooting for the Seahawks and Huskies, and watching basketball.
- Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- University of Washington, Tacoma, B.A, Politics and Values, Minor in Human Rights
- Washington State Bar Association (member)
- United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle 2012 to present)
- Named one of the top ten attorneys in Washington State under 40 for personal injury (2018)
- Named Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers (2018)
- Anderson v. Department of Labor and Industries,Thurston County Superior Court Cause No: 13-2-00416-7. This was a workers’ compensation case for an injured worker who was determined by the Department of Labor and Industries and the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals to be able to return to work despite significant physical restrictions and being off work for many years while recovering from multiple surgeries. After a jury trial, the jury returned its verdict overturning the prior decisions and awarding a permanent disability pension.
- Carroll v. Department of Labor and Industries, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No: 13-2-12339-3. This was a workers’ compensation case for an injured worker who worked for many years in the nursing field and as a result developed significant medical conditions in need of multiple surgeries. Both the Department of Labor and Industries and the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals denied the claim. On appeal to Superior Court, Dorian succeeded in getting the claim allowed as an occupational disease as well as an order allowing more medical treatment.
- In re: Arriaga, BIIA Dec. 11 14702 (2016). This was a workers’ compensation appeal to a Department of Labor and Industries decision which found the injured worker able to return to work after years of recovery from a significant industrial injury. A big issue in the case involved a failed attempt at retraining. Dorian won at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and obtained a permanent disability pension for his client.