I got into personal injury law after I saw what the insurance companies were doing to people who had been injured in a car accident. During my time at a Portland investment firm, I also got to see what a difference a lawyer could make in these people's lives. And then I realized that I had the power to help these people.
Most injury accident victims are only asking for what they think they deserve. After years of paying premiums and driving safely,
the one time these people needed the insurance companies most, the
insurance companies paid them back by making low-ball efforts and
dismissing claims entirely. Injured victims just want a fair settlement; they don't want to be hassled and to deal with the stress of medical bills, constant calls from insurance companies, and adjusters that won't leave them alone. All the while, trying to recover and returning to the doctor to finish treatment so they can get back to a normal life. For some, "normal" will never be possible again, so we help them create a new life. I can never explain what it's like to help someone get that chance.
My partner Sean DuBois and I wrote a book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case, to help car accident victims understand the personal injury process and to make sure they don't make some of the biggest mistakes that could cost them their case. It's free to Oregon residents and Oregon accident victims.
The Portland injury accident website is also filled with information that I think will help people as they begin researching the personal injury process and start asking questions about what they need to know before hiring a lawyer.
I know what some think of us: We're ambulance chasers; we're bottom feeders; we're in it just to make the big bucks. But what makes my job worth it is when an accident victim comes into my office exhausted, confused, and scared, but they leave hopeful, happy, and grateful.
Some of our clients have opportunities in life they never thought possible. Others are debt-free. And some ... some are just thankful that, finally, the insurance company treated them the way they thought they should be treated.
Licensed since 2003
Contingent (25-33%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)
Joshua Shulman is a skilled and knowledgeable Portland personal injury lawyer. As an attorney, Joshua has an outstanding reputation and is feared by the insurance companies. If you are in need of an experienced personal injury lawyer you need an attorney like Joshua Shulman.
John Bisnar Car Accidents Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
If you've been injured in Oregon, Josh is the attorney to call. He has the understanding and experience needed to help victims through the personal injury process. And even if he can't take your case, he'll direct you to someone who can. And then, he follows up. He doesn't leave anyone stranded to understand the process on their own.
Scott Levine Employment & Labor Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Oregon Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Oregon Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Oregon Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Oregon Super Lawyers||2010|
|Graduate||Barton's Litigation Boot Camp||2009|
|Rising Star||Oregon Super Lawyers||2009|
|Wall of Tolerance Honoree||Southern Poverty Law Center||2003|
|Certificate of Merit, Pro Bono Honors Program||Lewis and Clark Northwestern Law School||2003|
|Garlan Memorial Prize||Reed College||1989|
|Founding Partner||Shulman DuBois LLC||2008 - Present|
|Sole Practitioner||Law Office of Joshua Shulman LLC||2004 - 2008|
|Vice President||Settlement Professionals, Inc.||2003 - 2004|
|Summer Associate||Perkins Coie||2002 - 2002|
|Law Clerk||Office of the City Attorney||2001 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Civil Liberties Union||Card Carrying Member||2008 - Present|
|Public Justice||Associate Member||2006 - Present|
|Southern Poverty Law Center||Leadership Council||2004 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Guardian of Justice||2003 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2003 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2003 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|White Paper||Oregon Wrongful Death Laws: A Guide||2013|
|CreateSpace||7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case||2012|
|White Paper||Settling Your Smaller Oregon Accident Case Without a Lawyer||2012|
|Trial Lawyer||Making the Jump, Preparing for Your First Case||2006|
|THE USE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY IN TORT LITIGATION – A SURVEY OF FEDERAL AND STATE JURISDICTIONS||Oregon Chapter||N/A|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Reed College||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Society of Settlement Planners||Strategies for Using the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to Your Advantage||N/A|