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  1. Discrimination: 60%
    19 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    19 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    19 years
  4. Class Action: 5%
    14 years



Contingent (25-50%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

Slater | Ross

710 S.W. Madison St.
Ste. 400
Portland, OR, 97205


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Partner in Providing Access to Justice to Low-Income OregoniansThe Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice2009
Order of BarristersWillamette University College of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSlater Ross2002 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Christopher A. Slater1999 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Offices of Peter O. Hansen1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2002 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Viterra Clas Action$700,000 settlement fund.
McDuffy v. Interstate Distributor Co.$109,000 verdict. An additional $109,000 in attorney fees and costs was awarded by the trial court to be paid by the employer. The verdict received national recognition as one of the first obesity discrimination verdicts in the country..
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Lawyer (OTLA)Retaliation: Why Employers Add Insult to Injury2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - Santa BarbaraHistory and Law and SocietyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OWCA Spring CLEEmployment Law Update2014
Salishan: 30th Annual Workers' Compensation Section MeetingEmployment Law for Workers' Compensation Attorneys: How to Avoid Adding Insult to Injury2012
OWCA Spring CLEEmployment Law: 2011 Update2011
OWCA Spring CLEEmployment Law: 2009 Legislative Session Update2010
OWCA Spring CLEEmployment Law: Old Issues and New Twists2008