My law practice emphasizes personal injury and workers’ compensation law. One of my primary jobs is to take care of my client’s legal hassles, so they can take care of recovering from their injuries. I keep my practice small so my clients get the attention they need and deserve. When a client calls, they talk directly to me.
My experience with the law started at the age of 12 when I went to work at my father’s law firm making deliveries to the post office, bank and taking documents to the courthouse on bike. I grew up going to legal seminars and helping my dad prepare cases.
I started practicing with my father in 1988 in Eugene, Oregon, where my primary focus was on helping people who were injured through no fault of their own. In 1998 I moved to Portland. Since then I have worked with Dean Heiling. I continue to practice personal injury and workers’ compensation law.
I have been married to my wonderful wife since 1990. I have two amazing daughters. My oldest is a sophomore in college and is majoring in Neuroscience. My youngest is a senior in high school and works part time at my office. I love cooking, traveling, volunteer work and spending as much time as possible with my family.
Licensed since 1988
An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.
John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have witnessed Jim advocate for his clients frequently. He is a compassionate, kind professional who genuinely cares about his clients. If I ever needed an attorney, Jim would be my go-to guy. I am truly lucky to be working with him and learning from him.
Roy Fernandes Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Volunteer of the Year||Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||2002|
|Associate||Dwyer Simpson & Wold||1988 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon||member||1995 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||member||1988 - Present|
|OTLA Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook||Coordinating Medical Treatment||2015|
|Two By Four Press||The Caged Truth||2012|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Staff Section||How to Train Your Attorney||2015|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Fiduciary Duties 360||2014|