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Richard Vangelisti has tried cases to jury involving wrongful death, motor vehicle, landlord and retail premises liability, civil rights, and long term care facility negligence. Richard has served on the Oregon Bench and Bar Commission on Professionalism. He also has served as a Board Member and President of the Multnomah County Bar Association and of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. In 2009, Richard received the FBA's Judge James M. Burns Federal Practice Award. Richard holds and AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is listed in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for personal injury.


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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 65%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Child Abuse: 5%
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 5%



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael G Beaty

    I endorse this lawyer. Richard has a stellar reputation in the legal community and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who need a good trial lawyer.


    Michael Beaty Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jacqueline K Swanson

    Richard is a fantastic attorney. He is incredibly committed to his clients and greatly respected within our legal community.


    Jacqueline Swanson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Vangelisti Law Firm LLC

121 SW Morrison Street
Suite 475
Portland, OR, 97204-3334


TXInactive 199509/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Judge James M. Burns Federal Practice/Professionalism AwardFederal Bar Association (Oregon chapter)2009
MBA Judicial Screening Committee, MBA Award of MeritMultnomah Bar Association2009
AV Peer RatingLexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Litigaton AssociateStoel Rives1999 - 2003
Litigation AssociateFulbright & Jaworski LLP1997 - 1999
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court, Eastern District of Texas1995 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Professionalism CommissionMember2009 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bernasconi v. Fred Meyer Stores, Inc.Verdict for Plaintiff; Judgment of $480,630
Piazza v. Keys Rental Management LLCJury Verdict of $559,382
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Publication NameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar BulletinProfessional Strategies for Dealing with Unprofessionalism2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Federal Practice 101 & 102Federal Practice - Federal v. State Court2009