The following is a sampling of some of my successes. Nearly all settlements in lawyer malpractice cases include confidentiality provisions, and unfortunately this usually prevents me from touting my achievements with more specific information, including the identity of the parties and/or the amounts obtained for my clients through settlement.
Obtained $3.5 million settlement against several large law firms based on transaction involving the sale of tenant-in-common interests in a senior assisted living facility.
Represented Central Oregon commercial wheat farmer in hard-fought legal malpractice case against one of the largest law firms in the Pacific Northwest, arising out of the previous settlement of a commercial dispute. Following a unanimous victory in the Oregon Supreme Court, the case was remanded for trial of $650,000 claim, and was promptly settled on confidential terms.
Represented Boston-area attorney in legal malpractice case against a Seattle commercial litigation law firm he had hired to represent him in a case to set aside a will and trust relating to an $18 million estate in which he was an heir. Brought suit against the Seattle law firm for allegedly mishandling the underlying will contest. Case settled on confidential terms.
Represented former client of Portland law firm in malpractice case for allegedly mishandling the collection of a $900,000 judgment in a personal injury case, including the failure to timely secure the judgment against commercial real property. Case settled on confidential terms.
Represented Portland, Oregon area business in legal malpractice case against law firm for negligently handling a class action employment claim litigated in Federal District Court in Portland, Oregon, including the failure to make timely pretrial offers of judgment, and the failure to handle post-judgment matters to avoid garnishments and the resulting loss of a valuable customer relationship. Following extensive discovery, case settled on confidential terms.
Represented client in legal malpractice claim against former family law attorney for mistakes relating to a property settlement agreement. Case settled on confidential terms.
Represented former high school principal in highly publicized litigation in Oregon Circuit Court for legal malpractice relating to his demotion by the school district. Case settled on confidential terms.
Represented Texas attorney in claim for lawyer malpractice against Oregon law firm based on handling of securities claim arising from real estate investments. Claim was confidentially resolved.
Represented individual in claim against Oregon attorney for emotional distress damages based on mishandling of child custody and parenting visitation dispute. Case settled on confidential terms.
Represented individual in claim against Seattle, Washington attorney for mishandling property settlement incident to divorce. Claim was confidentially resolved.
Obtained $12.1 million verdict for start-up company against Weyerhaeuser Corporation in Portland, Oregon federal jury trial for breach of contract to sell over 600,000 acres of timberland and two sawmills for over $300 million.
Prevailed at trial in Oregon state court on behalf of commercial contractor in complex construction case involving claims of approximately $2 million, arising out of highway and bridge construction project, including direct and pass-through claims for payment, construction defect, project delay, and surety obligations.
Defended employment staffing and recruiting company in Oregon federal case brought by two terminated high-level employees for over $1 million. Obtained complete dismissal of all four claims (Erisa retaliation, breach of employment contract, wage claims, invasion of privacy) through summary judgment motions and hearing. Company was awarded legal costs against plaintiffs.
Represented several national and regional banks and title companies in litigation throughout Oregon and Washington relating to lenders’ interest in trust deeds. Favorably resolved these cases by obtaining desired reformation trust deeds.
Successfully represented large regional take-out pizza franchisors and franchisees in numerous cases in Oregon and Washington involving claims of breach of franchise agreement and state franchise regulations.
Represented world-famous snow boarding legend and owner of sports equipment brand in case against major athletic equipment manufacturer for breach of contract. Obtained favorable confidential settlement.
Represented large national retailer in multiple commercial lease matters in Oregon and Washington.
Successfully represented founder and principal of closely-held company in action to eject the other principal for breach of fiduciary duties and violation of operating agreement.
Successfully handled dozens of jury and bench trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court as a Deputy District Attorney.