Tolleson, Conratt,  Maher & Replogle LLP





Workers' Compensation Defense

We offer solutions tailored to meet our clients’ particular needs. We help our clients prevent costly litigation and offer on-site workshops to ensure they are equipped with the up-to-date tools necessary to navigate the complexity of workers’ compensation issues in Oregon and Washington. We are easily accessible to answer our clients’ questions. When problems arise, they may be resolved with creative and innovative solutions. However, some cases must be litigated. We are skilled litigators providing our clients with a thorough and aggressive defense through the hearing and appeal process.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Mediation

We provide binding and non-binding arbitration and mediation services for workers’ compensation, employment, business, and negligence matters. Such alternative dispute resolution can offer a satisfactory cost alternative to litigation.

Appeals in State and
Federal Courts

We provide full appellate services to our clients in State and Federal courts.

Civil Litigation in State and Federal Courts

We represent clients in Oregon courts and in Federal courts in regard to civil disputes.

Employment Law

We provide solid advice to employers to prevent problems from occurring in the areas of discrimination, accommodation, sexual orientation, ADA, wage and hour, and FMLA challenges. When litigation arises, we provide an aggressive defense in State and Federal courts.

Employment Tax

We defend employers before the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) in regard to Oregon Employment Department tax assessments.

Liability Defense

We offer liability defense advice and services to clients in Oregon.

Non-Complying Employers

We represent employers before the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) and the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board in defense of non-compliance orders and in regard to objections to injury claims. In the process, we counsel and assist employers in regard to penalty and collection efforts by DCBS.


We represent employers who have been cited for workplace safety violations and assessed with penalties.

Premium Audits

We represent employers in premium audit appeals before the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) and the Office of Administrative Hearings. These cases include independent contractor versus employee status, NCCI code classification challenges, experience modification (e-mod) adjustments, and payroll reporting inclusions/exclusions.

Third-Party Lien Recovery

We represent clients in State courts and in Federal courts regarding third-party cases. We monitor and/or pursue recoveries when workers’ compensation benefits have been paid but a third-party is responsible for the injury.

Worker Leasing

We provide guidance on worker leasing and temporary service company compliance regarding workers’ compensation coverage for subject workers.

Workers' Compensation Coverage

Employers and insurers may have differing views on when workers’ compensation insurance began and ended. We are experienced in resolving and litigating this often complex issue.



Our firm specializes in defending employers, their insurers and self-insurance administrators in Oregon and Washington workers’ compensation matters in addition to providing employment relations advice and counsel. We are committed to providing quality, up-to-date and cost-effective legal representation for employers throughout Oregon and Washington.


Our practice also includes employment law and civil litigation. Our attorneys bring a wealth of expertise in workers’ compensation and employee-related issues. Our combined and diverse expertise provides our clients with optimal solutions to their legal concerns.


The firm's philosophy is to explain all options clients have with their cases, be easily accessible, and provide the most cost-effective service to meet their needs. Our goals are to keep our clients well informed of the litigation process, to be efficient in our legal work, and to ensure our clients receive a favorable result, whether through settlement or hearing/trial.


We believe in developing friendly and open working relationships with our clients.



Sommer Tolleson



  • Oregon Workers' Compensation Defense

  • Washington Workers'Compensation Defense

  • Non-Complying Employer Representation

  • Premium Audits

Sommer Tolleson



  • Washington Workers' Compensation Defense

  • Oregon Workers' Compensation Defense

  • Third-Party Lien Recovery

  • Washington State Fund Defence for Employers

Linda Conratt 



  • Oregon Workers' Compensation Defense

Steve Maher

Bill Replogle


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Arbitration/Mediation

  • Civil Litigation in Oregon State Courts and Federal Courts

  • Employment Law

  • Employment Tax

  • Non-Complying Employer Representation

  • Oregon Workers' Compensation Defense

  • OSHA

  • Premium Audits

  • Third-Party Lien Recovery

  • Worker Leasing

  • Workers' Compensation Coverage Issues

William H. Replogle 


  • Oregon Workers’ Compensation Defense

  • Civil Litigation in Oregon State Courts

7190 SW Fir Loop, Suite 200
Tigard Oregon 97223
T: (503) 372-5020
F: (503) 430-1757



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