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Mike Baxter has been in private practice as a trial attorney since 1991. His practice focuses on consumer litigation and personal injury litigation.
Mike was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1991. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. In 2003, he received the NACA's prestigious Trial Attorney of the Year award.
In 1995, he obtained a $1 million punitive damage verdict against Carr Chevrolet for violations of Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act.
In 1998, he obtained a $600,000 verdict against TRW for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
In 2002, he obtained a $5.3 million verdict against Trans Union for violations of the FCRA.
In 2005, he obtained a verdict against Equifax for $210,000.
In 2010, he obtained a $100,000 verdict in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case.*
In 2010, he received the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating ® for legal skill and ethics.
Mike received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon in 1970. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Detroit in 1984. He received his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1990.
Court Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon
Oregon Supreme Court
Oregon Court of Appeals
Oregon Circuit Courts


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 34%
  2. Chapter 7: 33%
  3. Chapter 13: 33%



Contingent (40-45%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Baxter & Baxter, LLP

421 High Street, Suite 103
Oregon City, OR, 97045

Baxter & Baxter, LLP

5291 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite 140
Hillsboro, OR, 97124



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Superb RatingAvvo2013
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Oregon Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Oregon Super Lawyers 2010Super Lawyers2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale Hubbell2010
Trial Attorney of the YearNational Association of Consumer Advocates2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, FounderBaxter & Baxter, LLP1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1991 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Parrott v. Carr Chevrolet$1 million jury verdict
Jorgensen v. TRW$600,000 jury verdict
Thomas v. Trans Union$5.3 million jury verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of DetroitN/AMBA1984
University of OregonPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Rights Litigation ConferenceFair Credit Reporting Act1998