Company: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Location: Olympia, WA
Education: JD, Cum Laude, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006–2010;
BA, Political Science and Government, Pacific Lutheran University, 2000–2004;
Career History: Supervisor, Special Claims Unit, Crime Victims Compensation Program, Department of Labor and Industries, 2017–present;
Subrogation Specialist, Crime Victims Compensation Program, Department of Labor and Industries, 2015–2017;
Workers’ Compensation Adjudicator, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 2013–2015
Jonathan Stanbery, Supervisor at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of financial recovery benefits.
Mr. Stanbery was determined to go to law school and put himself through law school while working part-time. He first received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from Pacific Lutheran University in 2004 before graduating, cum laude, with a JD from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University in 2010. In his first year of law school, he competed at a moot court competition and became a finalist invited to the National Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Mr. Stanberry completed an internship during his law school years that included visiting the county jail, screening individuals charged with a crime and examining their case for free to provide counsel.
After being admitted to the Washington State Bar Administration in 2012, Mr. Stanberry joined the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries in 2013 as a workers’ compensation adjudicator. From 2015 to 2017, he served as a subrogation specialist for the crime victim’s compensation program before becoming the supervisor of the Special Claims Unit of the program in 2017. His interest in crime stemmed from his time in law school at the county jail.
To remain abreast of his field, Mr. Stanbery is a member of the Washington Federation of State Employees and the American Bar Association. Mr. Stanberry’s most recent notable achievement was when his group recovered almost two million dollars. This is the highest amount of money his department has recovered as far back as 1998. Looking toward the future, Mr. Stanbery endeavors to grow the program he is currently working with and establishing it as the gold standard nationally. He would like their company to be the envy of the other programs in the country.