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Civil Litigation

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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

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 American Rule & Oregon Small Contract Claims

The ‘American Rule’ and Small Businesses The ‘American Rule’ is shorthand for the notion that, in America, generally, unless otherwise explicitly authorized by contract or statute, attorney fees ARE NOT awarded to the prevailing party in a lawsuit.  Presumably, in America, we believe every person and corporate entity should be responsible for his, her, or its … Continue reading