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ospw has written 27 posts for Owens, Sneller, Pinzelik & Wood, P.C.

Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney

The Road to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Accidents happen. As nice as it would be to think that the person whose negligent actions caused your injuries would simply offer to compensate you, or that their insurance company would offer a fair settlement, the reality is that almost never happens. More often than not, people … Continue reading

How to Keep your Legal Fees Down

For most, if not all, clients, minimizing the expense of litigation or other legal services is one of the top priorities.  What many fail to do, however, is to take positive steps to help realize that goal.  Sometimes this can be attributed to highly charged, emotional situations in which it is difficult for the client … Continue reading

Oregon Small Claims Court – Getting Started

At our firm we often get calls from people who want to file or need to defend a lawsuit in small claims court, and who want  some basic information regarding the process.  While we do not mind taking these calls, we thought we could help many more people by publishing some of this information here. … Continue reading

Oregon DUII Part 1 – Potential Benefits of the Breathalyzer

A Good Night Suddenly Turned Bad You’ve just left your friends behind after an enjoyable night and are headed home to the comfort of your own bed.  Then that sinking feeling as you see the red and blue flash in your rear-view mirror.  You have just been pulled over and, though you may feel fine, … Continue reading

Understanding the Legal and Practical Risks of Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, blogs, vlogs – today’s social media outlets provide any number of ways for people and businesses to connect, from sharing photos and recipes with friends and family, to planning vacations, to building your customer base or hyping a new song, movie, or product. Most people and businesses, however, are too … Continue reading

The College Send Off Done Right

Now is the time many families look forward to the storied day when they send their children off to college.  It is a time to celebrate, as the child and the family have all worked hard toward this goal.  Often, in this hopeful and hectic time, lost among the campus tours, class schedules, text books, … Continue reading

Common Neighborly Disputes

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Robert Frost said, “good fences make good neighbors.”  What he didn’t tell us is that that fence, itself, could be the source of some serious animosity.  In a way, neighbors are like family – rarely do you get to choose them and you will not always get along. … Continue reading

Bankruptcy FAQ

Bankruptcy – Frequently Asked Questions Below are a number of Frequently Asked Questions that we get from many of our clients.  The responses are general and may be different depending on your own unique circumstances, especially if you live elsewhere than Oregon.  Our consultations are free and we would be glad to discuss your particular … Continue reading

Bankruptcy – Reaffirmation Agreements

What are Reaffirmation Agreements? When you purchase a home or car, in most cases the lender takes what is known as a “security interest” in the home or car when loaning you the money to make the purchase.  The purchased item then serves as collateral for the loan.  When a lender takes a security interest, … Continue reading

The Sondra Shineovich Story

 In 2006, Ms. Sondra Shineovich came to our offices needing legal assistance. After a long, hard battle, and with the appellate work of Mr. Mark Johnson Roberts (now ‘of counsel’ with Gevurtz Menashe), the Oregon Court of Appeals declared unconstitutional the Oregon laws granting presumptive parental rights to heterosexual husbands of women who bear children … Continue reading