What you should do when involved
in an accident:

  • Seek medical attention if you have any injury. If your medical provider recommends medical treatment or medication, follow their advice.
  • Report the accident to DMV and to your insurance company.
  • Don’t make any statements to opposing party. This includes the other driver and his/her insurance company. Speak to an attorney first.
  • Contact your insurance agency to start PIP coverage and protection. PIP coverage means your insurance company will pay your medical expenses and lost wages within certain limits.
  • Keep all paperwork and remember all details. It is helpful to make notes of the accident as soon as possible after the accident. Keep a daily journal of your injuries and pain.
  • Don’t sign anything or settle any claims with the other driver’s insurance company until you have spoken to an attorney.
  • Contact an attorney to learn about your rights. Civil actions have important deadlines, so it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Contact me today to consult about your case.

Civil Litigation

My law office handles a diverse array of civil litigation. What is civil litigation? Think of your co-worker who sued the driver who hit his car. Or picture your friend who was discriminated against by her former employer. Or remember your cousin who mediated a property dispute with their neighbor. Each and every day, people seek justice in their civil dispute by preparing for litigation and by winning at trial. I represent plaintiffs and defendants in court and arbitration, presenting their best case and making winning arguments.

Successful civil litigation requires investigation, research, aggressive negotiation, and the ability to prevail at trial. I work for people who seek just compensation for their injuries. I provide strong representation through every step of the way. Cases reach a favorable resolution for the client when the attorney builds and presents a persuasive case from negotiation to arbitration and mediation to trial. It’s important to have an attorney working on your case as soon as possible so that you can build a strong case and reserve every option for resolution, including a winning trial strategy and presentation.

I also represent people who find themselves defending a claim or lawsuit. It is not hard to end up on the wrong side of a claim or lawsuit in today’s day and age. A strong defense requires strong, focused, and aggressive representation from the beginning of the dispute. I work closely with clients to craft and present the strong defenses necessary to achieve the best possible results.

My civil litigation practice includes all types of law, including personal injury, employment discrimination, estate and probate disputes, and real estate disputes. I represent clients in civil litigation across the State of Oregon, including Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, and other counties in Western and Northern Oregon.

Featured Cases

  • 2013: Clients retained me to contest an attorney's demand for fees after an unfavorable arbitration hearing. The plaintiff’s attorney was running wild, seeking over $290,000 in attorney fees and costs. I jumped onto the case and, after a contested hearing, reduced the fees owed by over 75%.
  • 2013: Client was sued in court by the State of Oregon. An aggressive defense and motion practice resulted in a dismissal with prejudice and costs awarded to my client.
  • 2012: Client was bitten in a sensitive area by a homeowner’s dangerous dog, resulting in permanent scarring and severe emotional distress. After aggressive litigation, the client resolved the case for a favorable amount that exceeded the client’s and mediator’s expectations.
  • 2010: Client’s employer refused to pay the prevailing wage for hundreds of hours of work performed on qualifying jobs. An aggressive litigation and negotiating posture resulted in payment of all wages due plus penalties.
  • 2009: Client was forced into a dispute with family regarding a relative’s estate. An aggressive representation resulted in the client receiving a favorable settlement recoving the client’s fair share of his relative’s estate.
  • 2008: Client was sued in court by his former employer for breach of contract. An aggressive representation resulted in the lawsuit being dismissed prior to trial.