Wayne Lieb

Wayne Lieb

Olympia, Washington

Wayne Lieb served as both an administrative law judge and chief review judge for the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals adjudicating workers' compensation appeals. He has served on the WSAJ board of governors and as chair of the Workers' Compensation section of WSAJ. He has been appointed a special master in Federal Court matters. He has extensive experience in trial and appellate work and has 20 published appellate decisions. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University and his law degree from the University of Washington. As past board member and president of Behavioral Health Resources (BHR), Wayne has spent many hours helping improve assistance to adults and children suffering from mental health crises and addiction.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1978


  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
  • Western Washington University
    • Bachelor of Arts

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. News, Best Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated attorney
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • WSAJ, Board of Governors
  • WSAJ, Workers' Compensation section, Past Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals handling workers' compensation appeals, Administrative Law Judge and Chief Review Judge

Pro Bono Activities

  • Behavioral Health Resources (BHR), Past Board Member and President