Natasha E. Staton
Natasha E. Staton has exclusively represented injured workers since 1993. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1990, and earned her law degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, now Seattle University Law School, in 1993. She is a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) and Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and is also the featured author on workers’ compensation case planning and strategy in WSAJ’s Workers’ Compensation Deskbook (2009).
Ms. Staton is a highly competent, compassionate, and successful advocate for injured workers. She credits her modest roots and upbringing for her career path and passion for helping individuals injured at work. A Montana native, she comes from a blue collar family, and her husband of over 20 years also works in the trades. Helping hard working folks overcome the adversity of an oppressive insurance system brings her immense satisfaction, and she is grateful to have found her calling so early in her career. When not in the office, Natasha enjoys exploring Washington’s amazing wilderness, traveling to far off places, and absorbing all aspects of the arts including film, live theater, and music.
Robert A. Silber
Robert A. Silber has represented injured workers for over 12 years at the Department of Labor and Industries, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and appellate courts. For nearly a decade, he was the primary trial attorney at Foster Staton, P.C.
Mr. Silber received his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago in 2000, and a Master’s degree in East European Studies from Indiana University in 1996. He spent six years in Hungary, where among other positions, he worked in the United States Embassy as an Economics Officer after receiving a State Department Fascell Fellowship. Mr. Silber also served for a short time with the United States Commerce Department as a Commercial Officer. Most important, he met his wife in Hungary. He considers learning Hungarian one of his most difficult achievements, and despite his American accent, they speak primarily Hungarian at home.
Mr. Silber is a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) and the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). Between 2013 and 2014, he served as chair of WSAJ’s Workers’ Compensation Section. He is regularly asked to speak on panels and at conferences regarding workers’ compensation issues. Robert lives in Lake Forest Park with his wife and two kids. He enjoys working only minutes from his home, which gives him the opportunity to spend more quality time with his family.