Dane Ostrander

Attorney

Dane Ostrander and his firm represented me in my L&I claim and always made me feel like I was the only client they had and they listened to my concerns.  They were very understanding and supportive.  They were able to help be get a good sized PPD and get vocational retraining.” – Lance M. Maier

Dane Ostrander - Lawyer

about dane

Dane has successfully managed and litigated workers compensation cases for over 20 years, securing a multitude of benefits for injured workers.  He is honored and grateful for every opportunity to represent someone who has sustained an on the job injury or occupational disease.  That is why one hundred percent of his practice is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured workers.

Dane understands injured workers and their families are going through some of the most stressful times of their lives. In addition to their pain and life changes, injured workers face an adversarial and difficult system, a nightmare of paperwork and a labyrinth of hoops to jump through.  Dealing with the whole system multiplies the impact of the injury.  That is why Dane is committed to walking his clients through the workers compensation process to maximize their benefits, while providing peace of mind.

Dane was born and raised in Olympia.  He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Economics.  He received his Master of Business Administration and Law degrees from Willamette University.  After graduating from law school, 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 and practiced law with Wayne Williams and Doug Wyckoff. In 2005, Dane, along with Wayne Williams and Doug Wyckoff, formed the firm of Williams, Wyckoff & Ostrander, PLLC.  He has authored and coauthored articles for the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

That is why Dane is committed to walking his clients through the workers compensation process to maximize their benefits, while providing peace of mind.

Dane is married with three kids, who keep him busy coaching their teams and participating in their activities.  Dane frequently volunteers his time and has served on the Board of Directors for the Black Hills Youth Baseball organization.

Client
Testimonials

After 40 years of commercial vehicle driving, I started experiencing pain in my right shoulder. Two orthopedic surgeons advised that I needed a total shoulder replacement. Both doctors agreed my job duties as a bus driver for the Port of Seattle aggravated my shoulder requiring shoulder replacement. I submitted an L&I claim and it was denied by my self-insured employer. Knowing from past experience that the workers’ compensation process can be extremely complicated, I contacted Dane Ostrander. As expected, the process was extremely complicated, difficult, and drawn out over an extended period of time. Dane was very creative during the litigation process. We brought in pictures to show some of the physical requirements of the job, developed a map of my route, and called in co-workers to validate my work duties and interviewed my doctors. Throughout the whole process, Dane was assisted by Shanna Winters, who probably knows more about the L&I process than most of the people at L&I. They were very successful and won my case. I was able to have total shoulder replacement surgery. Most recently, I began to have sharp pains in my thumbs. My orthopedic surgeon advised that I needed tendon replacement and suggested that this was caused by many years of driving. Again, the claim was denied by my self-insured employer. I contacted Dane, and he was very effective in litigating my claim, thus allowing me to have the recommended surgery. I have recommended Dane to several friends and family. He has successfully assisted them as well. I highly recommend Dane Ostrander and Williams, Wyckoff & Ostrander PLLC to anyone needed help with the L&I process.”  – R.C.

I was injured in July of 2004 while working as a phlebotomist. I found dealing with L&I and the whole workers’ compensation system very frustrating. L&I wanted to close my claim, even though I needed more surgeries for my injury. Dane Ostrander, and everyone else at the law firm, helped get me the treatment and retraining that I needed. I have just finished my retraining with the help of my vocational rehabilitation counselor, my doctors and this wonderful law firm. I graduated on June 15, 2012, with my second Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration, and with over a 3.0 GPA. There is no way that I could have accomplished this without everyone’s help. Thank you so much. Dane took over and efficiently handled all of the requests and paperwork. After diligently working to help me, Mr. Ostrander succeeded in our quest to make sure I was taken care of.”
– Andrea Solberg

After 20 years or working in an office/accounting environment, I began experiencing tingling, numbness and pain in my hands. It got to where I was not sleeping and could hardly hold a pen. So, in 2004 I filed a L&I claim for bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. After surgery the doctors found that there were more problems stemming from nerves in my neck area. The department denied my neck condition, saying it was due to aging and not my job duties. At that time, I could see I needed to hire an attorney to help me get my neck allowed and muddle through the Departments’ monstrous amount of paperwork and jump through all the hoops. So, I called Dane Ostrander of WWO and with his help, we were able to get my neck condition allowed as an occupational disease. Dane took over and efficiently handled all of the requests and paperwork. After diligently working to help me, Mr. Ostrander succeeded in our quest to make sure I was taken care of.”  – C.V.

I strongly recommend this firm for your workman’s comp needs.  Dane Ostrander represented me through an issue trying to get my work to cover my on the job injury while they fought me on the issue.  Dane was understanding, compassionate, knowledgeable and very easy to work with.  Dane and his firm communicated with me and made every step of the process go smoothly.  Dane kept me updated on what my work place was doing to fight me on the issue and he stayed on top of the case.  I appreciate all of the hard work and dedication put in by Dane Ostrander.” – M.S.