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I have represented individuals and corporations in all types of civil litigation, usually on the defense side, for over a decade.  My firm, McKelvey Kozuma PC,  specializes in both sides of construction defect and personal injury litigation.  We are often hired by insurance companies to defend their insureds, such as building contractors and drivers who have been in accidents, when they are sued.  We also defend insured litigants in wrongful death, premises liability and product liability claims.  Because of our experience working for insurance companies, we are perfectly suited to taking plaintiff's cases in construction defect and personal injury.  We know how to navigate the insurance companies' pitfalls and help our clients get the results they deserve.  

Although our main office is in Portland, I live in Hood River.  In order to give back to my community there I assist my neighbors in the Columbia River Gorge with DUII defense.


Practice areas


  1. Construction & Development: 40%
    12 years, 50 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    12 years, 100 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    12 years, 100 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Craig Matthew Hopkins

    I have known Lowell for many years. He is not only an excellent and highly skilled lawyer, but an all around great guy. I endorse this lawyer without reservation.


    Craig Hopkins Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Shawn Michael ONeil

    Lowell is a very effective trial attorney for his clients while always being professional with his colleagues.


    Shawn ONeil Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

McKelvey Kozuma PC

4415 NE Sandy Blvd, Suite 206
Portland, OR, 97213


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising Star Construction LitigationOregon Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMcKelvey Kozuma PC2014 - Present
Managing PartnerMitchell Lang & Smith LLP2003 - 2014
Deputy District AttorneyMultnomah County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2003
Deputy District AttorneyWashington County District Attorney's Office1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersN/A2005 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/A2003 - 2013
Oregon Association of Defense CounselN/A2003 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fountaincourt Homeowners Assn et al v Fountaincourt Development, L.L.C. et alDefense Verdict for framing subcontractor client, Red Hills Construction, Inc
Angela Muldoon v Kenneth LettDefense Verdict: no liability
Dulce Galvan v Matthew SchouvillerVirtual defense verdict: no non-economic damages awarded
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Montana School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Southwestern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994