Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in the following practice areas:
Professional Liability Defense
With years of experience defending malpractice cases, the firm's attorneys regularly defend lawyers, accountants, insurance agents, and other professionals. We are sensitive to the needs and problems involved in defending professionals, and work closely with them to resolve litigation expeditiously. The firm's attorneys also have extensive experience representing CPAs in disciplinary actions in front of Oregon's Board of Accountancy.
Insurance Coverage/Defense of Insurers
A traditional strength of our firm involves providing counsel to primary and excess insurers on coverage issues. We assist in exposure evaluation, monitoring and coordinating complex or problem claims, and engaging in settlement negotiations. We have a thorough knowledge of policy provisions and common practices of the insurance industry, as well as the issues involved in determining the duty to defend and indemnify. Firm members also have substantial experience defending extra-contractual claims and representing insurers in UIM and PIP claims and litigation.
We represent companies against claims from alleged defects in consumer products. The firm's attorneys also have experience in the defense of asbestos, chemical and drug cases.
Construction Defect Litigation
We represent owners, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals. Our attorneys are experienced with the problems that frequently arise in multiple party construction litigation as well as the contractual and insurance issues commonly associated with these suits. We seek creative ways to resolve cases efficiently and quickly.
Employment Defense Litigation
We provide assistance to those clients who need help in responding to employment-related claims. Our attorneys represent employers in state and federal court, as well as in state and federal administrative hearings. We also defend wrongful termination cases and discrimination claims based on sex, age, race, and handicap allegations.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Defense
The firm's attorneys are frequently retained to defend a wide variety of claims involving personal injury and wrongful death matters. These include matters ranging from motor vehicle accidents, to premises liability, to elevator claim litigation, to sexual misconduct and discrimination claims.
We represent clients in contract and other commercial disputes requiring the services of the trial attorney.