Jeff began working for Calbom & Schwab in 1989, first as a paralegal while attending Gonzaga Law School, then as an attorney. His work experience has always involved helping others. He has carried this desire to help other people into the practice of law. Since joining the law firm, Jeff has focused his practice on helping injured and disabled people. Jeff knows from personal experience what it is like to be disabled, having been limited to a wheelchair and a hospital bed for six consecutive months, and unable to take his first steps without a walking support device for another three months after that. Jeff understands what it is like to depend on others for just about everything from this experience as a temporarily disabled person. His passion for helping his clients is further impassioned by this experience. Jeff has litigated worker’s compensation cases all the way up to the Washington State Supreme Court. In fact, you may have even seen his oral argument at the Washington State Supreme Court when it was broadcasted on CSPAN-2. He has also litigated Social Security Disability/SSI cases from the hearing level up to the United States District Courts in Washington State. Jeff speaks English and Spanish and has recently undertaken to learn Russian.
Outside of the practice of law, Jeff enjoys weightlifting, tennis, playing guitar, and landscape photography. But his biggest joy is always the time he spends with his two adult daughters and their families. And when the Seahawks play, his friends and relatives know not to try to interrupt him as he is glued to the TV and often wears a Seahawks jersey, convinced that this counts for some small percentage of their victories.