Rachel V. Hamar



Rachel V. Hamar

Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury


  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D.
  • Washington State University
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Wayne Stanford Scholar
    • Major: Pre-Law & History

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court

Past Positions

  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Student Liaison
  • WSAJ New Members Committee, Former Member
  • WSAJ Public Relations Committee, Former Member
  • Women of WSAJ Committee, Former Chair
  • WSAJ Judicial Relations Committee, Former Member
  • WSAJ Workers’ Compensation Section, Former Vice-Chair

Pro Bono Activities

  • Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member
  • WSAJ Workers’ Compensation Section – Chair
  • WSAJ Legislative Steering Committee – Member

Published Works

  • William D. Hochberg, Amie C. Peters, & Rachel V. Hamar, “A ‘Harry’ Situation: The Washington Supreme Court Addresses Occupational Hearing Loss”, Trial News, April 9, 2009
  • Rachel V. Hamar, William D. Hochberg, "Attack on the Attending Physician", Trial News , April 2016
  • Rachel V. Hamar, William D. Hochberg, "The Constitution, the Industrial Insurance Act, and the Washington State Association for Justice: A Proud Legacy and a Promising Future", Trial News, April 2017
  • Rachel V. Hamar, "She Sits in Judgement", Trial News, December 2018
  • Rachel V. Hamar, “Not-So-Structured Settlements & Payment Enforcement Penalties", Trial News, March 2021
  • Rachel V. Hamar, “Fifty Years in Retrospect: Celebration of the Workers’ Compensation Reform Movement of the 1970’s”, Trial News, March 2022

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association