Attorneys & Staff

Wayne Williams

photo_wayneAfter admission to practice in 1970, Wayne became an assistant attorney general. He left the Attorney General’s Office to enter private practice and later became a principal in the firm of Rolland, O’Malley & Williams, P.S., in 1987. In 1992, that firm became Rolland, O’Malley, Williams & Wyckoff, P.S. In 2005, he, Doug Wyckoff and Dane Ostrander began the firm of Williams, Wyckoff & Ostrander, PLLC. Wayne has represented and tried cases for injured and disabled workers before the State Department of Retirement Systems, the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and all levels of our court system. Wayne is an Eagle Member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. He has served as Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of that Trial Lawyers Association. Wayne is also a member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Western Trial Lawyers Association. He has written articles and given continuing legal education presentations for other trial lawyers.

Douglas P. Wyckoff

photo_dougDoug has successfully tried cases before juries and judges in 17 different Washington State Counties. Doug has worked as a private practice trial lawyer in Olympia since his admission to practice in 1978. He has represented labor unions and employees before superior court judges and juries, as well as state boards and commissions. He is an Eagle Member in the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. He has authored articles for other trial lawyers. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Most recently, Doug has dedicated his trial practice to representing injured workers throughout the State of Washington. In 2005, Doug, along with Wayne Williams and Dane Ostrander, formed the firm of Williams, Wyckoff & Ostrander, PLLC.

Dane Ostrander

photo_daneAfter graduating with an MBA and a law degree in 1997, Dane worked as a Corporate Controller for an Oregon company, where his job duties included representing the company’s interest in workers’ compensation matters. In 2000, he returned to Olympia as an associate with Rolland, O’Malley, Williams & Wyckoff, P.S. In 2005, Dane, along with Wayne Williams and Doug Wyckoff, formed the firm of Williams, Wyckoff & Ostrander, PLLC. As a member of the new firm, Dane limits his practice to workers’ compensation and social security matters. Dane is an Eagle Member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. He has authored and coauthored articles for the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

Breanna Knittle

Breanna was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. She attended Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor (JD) in 2017. During law school, she worked for the Gonzaga Law Clinic where she assisted in handling Criminal Law matters and Estate Planning in Superior and Tribal courts. She also worked as a legal assistant for Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC helping with personal injury cases.

Being deeply rooted in Olympia, Breanna decided to return after passing the bar and spent two and a half years with the Department of Social and Health Services in the division of Adult Protective Services trying cases for the Department before the Office of Administrative Hearings. While working at the Department, she opened her own private practice handling Estate Planning, Contracts, and Family Law matters.  She is a member of the Thurston County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section and Washington Women Lawyers – Capitol Chapter.

Coming from a long line of family construction and small business owners, Breanna is passionate about helping and supporting the community. She volunteers as often as she can to try and give back. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets. She plays volleyball competitively year-round and when she’s not playing volleyball, she is attempting DIY projects at home.

Julie Hatcher

photo_julieAfter graduating from Trend Business College, in 1986, with a degree for Legal Secretary / Medical Secretary, Julie joined the previous firm of Rolland, O’Malley, Williams & Wyckoff, P.S. She obtained her paralegal degree from The University of Puget Sound and graduated Summa Cum Laude, in 1992. She has worked in the workers’ compensation field since 1986 and has experience working with the Department of Labor and Industries, the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and the various courts around the State of Washington. Julie is our Paralegal and Office Manager.

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