Mr. Jacobs received his J.D. from Seattle University in 1979. He is licensed to... more
Mr. Jacobs received his J.D. from Seattle University in 1979. He is licensed to practice law in all Washington and Oregon State and federal courts. Before creating the NW Injury Law Center, Mr. Jacobs was a partner in a law firm for over twenty years that emphasized personal injury law. He is an active member of the Washington, Oregon and American Trial Lawyers Associations. He is a frequent le... view profile
I accept a small number of seriously hurt clients, who need representation and... more
I accept a small number of seriously hurt clients, who need representation and guidance after a life changing injury. After studying insurance claims practices for many years, writing books and lecturing on the topic, and working on class action cases involving the way insurance companies actually handle insurance claims, I bring a great deal of experience to a case on how to appropriately hand... view profile
I can't say that I always thought I'd be a lawyer, but I was certainly on the path... more
I can't say that I always thought I'd be a lawyer, but I was certainly on the path to becoming one. I went to one of the top debate schools on a debate scholarship, so in hindsight, it seemed obvious that I would eventually be in a courtroom. But I saw a lot of my friends burn out at big law firms helping rich corporations get richer and realized that wasn't what I wanted to do. I wanted to kno... view profile
The aimof my practice is to provide zealous representation of my clients. At the... more
The aimof my practice is to provide zealous representation of my clients. At the same time, I strive to provide clientswith myexperience and the necessaryinformation they need to make difficult decisions.
The Law Office of Matthew D. Kaplan was opened in January, 2003. Since that time we... more
The Law Office of Matthew D. Kaplan was opened in January, 2003. Since that time we have helped hundreds of injury victims and their families achieve justice. We continue to take on some incredibly challenging cases and obtain results for our clients. Mr. Kaplan earned his BA in History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1993. He graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angele... view profile
My mission in life is to meet as many people as possible and make a DIFFERENCE for... more
My mission in life is to meet as many people as possible and make a DIFFERENCE for the BETTER. I was a licensed social worker before becomming an attorney. I care about my client's well-being and happiness. Generally, my clients feel a sense of relief after getting me on their case to help them.
Education University of Georgia, B.A. in History, 1997; and Northwestern School of... more
Education University of Georgia, B.A. in History, 1997; and Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, Juris Doctor, 2004. License and Memberships Oregon State Bar; Oregon Trial Lawyers Association; Oregon Women Lawyers; Multnomah County Bar Association; and Oregon PTA. Volunteer Peninsula K-8 PTA Secretary and Site Council Parent Voting Member 2009-2010; Peninsul... view profile
I am a trial lawyer in Portland, Oregon representing individuals and families who... more
I am a trial lawyer in Portland, Oregon representing individuals and families who have been harmed by the fault of others. I have worked with my dad, Chuck Paulson, since 1995 after working for an insurance defense firm and work with my law partner John Coletti.
Education: University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) J.D. and Law Review,... more
Education: University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) J.D. and Law Review, 1996 University of Chicago, M.A. Committee on Social Thought, 1993 Claremont McKenna College, B.A. Government, 1989 Clackamas High School, 1985 Work Background: Dawson Law Group, Portland and West Linn offices, 1999-present Cooley Godward, Palo Alto CA, 1996-1999 Intern for Gordon Brown, Member of... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. For example, if you are in a car accident or are the victim of a botched surgery, a personal injury attorney can help. They know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.
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