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Michael O Stevens

Employment and labor Attorney at Hillsboro, OR

4.8   39 reviews

also known as Mike Stevens

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    Back pay disputes, breach of employment contract, constructive termination, discrimination, and final pay check issues.

    11 years, 150 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Includes slip and falls, falls related to steps and stairs, fires, flooding, wrongful death, and even assault.

    14 years, 150 cases

  3. Litigation
    15%
    Successful traffic court defense, gun rights restoration, expungement, and civil litigation negotiations. Includes hundreds of personal injury cases.

    14 years, 800 cases

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Entity formation, renewals, and dissolution.

    15 years, 125 cases

  5. Car accident
    5%
    Motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrians, and motorcycles.

    14 years, 650 cases

Native Oregonian helping people and small businesses. I previously worked for a large insurance company, so I know how they work. I use that insider knowledge to my clients' advantage when handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. I also have experience handling employment law cases from discrimination to pay check issues, construction defect cases (including CCB complaints), dog bites, and products liability, to name a few. Litigating is what I do so you can focus on living your life.

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Location

Stevens & Legal, LLC
1915 NE Stucki Avenue
Suite 308
Hillsboro, OR, 97006

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Posted by Anzor | May 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawer
Michael represents my company in the state Oregon since November 2020. He provides us very professional legal service and never overcharged us or some times he haven't charge us at all for his consulting. Michael always help us, he never refused our questions or problems. Highly recommend Michael as very professional and honest business Lawer.
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Posted by Katherine | June 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive Firm
Very prompt reply from Mr. Stevens for a consult. The firm has an excellent set up for virtual services. Thank you!
Posted by Qudus Rahmon | December 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Personal Injury lawyer.
Wow, I'm not sure where to start. I would start by saying having Stevens and Legal represent me as my lawyer has been one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. Michael and Katherine worked hand in hand to assist me with my personal injury claim and even my malpractice claim. Beforehand, I hired a different attorney but unfornately that attorney did horrible work on my personal injury claim but Michael and Katherine turned that around for me. They were there for any questions I may have about my case and they never fail to inform me of any updates they've obtain. I really couldn't have asked for a better lawyer and that's why I recommend you hire Stevens and Legal for your legal matters. I promise you, you will not be disappointed in their work. This is an attorney you can fully trust with your legal matters and by far one of the best. 10/10.
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Posted by tyler | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great experience
Could not ask for a better experience. Would definitely recommend. Thank you, Tyler T.
Response from Michael Stevens July 23, 2021
Thanks Tyler.
Posted by S. | May 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and REALLY smart
Had to sue a company for a pay issue. When doing research myself, I thought I could get a certain amount in small claims. Then I went on avvo to verify that I was right about a few details. Other attorneys said I was wrong, then Michael noticed it and we exchanged some emails and I went and met with him. I ended up getting about 10 times what I thought I would get in small claims court. Of course, various attorney fees needed to come out of that, but still MUCH more than I expected. Soon after that started, I needed to do similar to another company. Michael assisted with that and Michael absolutely destroyed them just like he did the first. If you need an attorney for any business matters, this is your guy. There's one review that complained about his lack of communication but, guess what guys, he's a lawyer. He's busy. He's got other jobs besides you. That said, I never had an issue with him not replying to emails. I'm pretty sure the guy works 24/7 and doesn't sleep because something he'd email me in the middle of the night. Don't waste your time with other attorneys. Start here.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Took time to listen
I called Mr. Stevens office for some counsel about a situation I was having at my workplace. Firstly, I was a bit nervous calling, it’s not every day I need to speak with a lawyer... but Kim, who answered the phone, was very friendly and courteous and made me feel at ease. When talking to Mr. Stevens I felt like he really took time to listen to me and thoroughly understand my situation. He was friendly, courteous and fully engaged in the conversation. Lots of Q&A I felt he had my best interest in mind and gave me some great Insight. I am still deciding what to do but if I go forward I will definitely be hiring him as my lawyer. I feel complete confidence in his ability to represent my case. Thank you Michael and Kim for outstanding service!!!
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Response from Michael Stevens April 2, 2020
And thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
Posted by Kat | March 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wouldn't want to sit across from him
Michael was great from start to finish! He is very knowledgeable, detailed, personable, and a straight shooter, which makes it easy to trust him. I felt like my case mattered and that he got to know me. At one point he said he had a 'smoking gun' and told me not to go looking because he knows that's exactly what I was going to do. During the deposition he was calm and held his demeanor while proving the defendant was lying multiple times, shocking even the defense attorney with things he had dug up. It was actually fun to watch. I trust him so much I've gone to him about other issues and he is my first and only recommendation for anyone that might need him in their corner.
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Response from Michael Stevens April 2, 2020
Thanks Kat.
Posted by Dianna | November 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I hired Michael Stevens to help resolve a work dispute. He is very dedicated and knowledgeable and was able to get a very favorable outcome. Not only was he professional and hardworking but he was also very kind during a very difficult time for me. I highly recommend Michael Stevens.
Posted by Shane | November 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Damn Paper/Trial Lawyer Ever
When it comes time to hire an attorney you will usually get either a paper attorney or a trial attorney. With Mr. Stevens you get the best of both worlds!... I contacted Mr. Stevens about a case regarding my personal property in 2018. Mr. Stevens proved to be on his A game throughout the entire process. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of Mr. Stevens legal expertise in this matter. I was so pleased with Mr. Stevens, I hired Mr. Stevens and his legal services for a business matter. The outcome of that case was better than I thought it could have been. IN my opinion he destroyed the defendant during the trial.
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Posted by Dave | August 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding help with Insurance Settlement
I have nothing but good things to say about Michael and the work he put in to get a settlement from a hit and run driver's insurance company. Although it took some time to get completed Michael was there for me throughout the entire process making sure deadlines were met and all documentation requests were fulfilled. I received all that I expected in the settlement and Michael went out of his way to make that happen. I highly recommend him and plan on continuing to use his services for any of my legal needs.
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Response from Michael Stevens August 7, 2019
Thanks Dave.
Posted by Thomas | March 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and Thoughtful
I needed advice for employment transition and working agreement for a future venture. Michael is really good and reansbly priced. I have already recommended him to a friend.
Response from Michael Stevens April 2, 2019
Thanks Thomas.
Posted by Jordan | March 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Michael Stevens to represent me on a wrongful termination case. I explained my situation and he listened to all my information in detail. He explained the best way to handle the case going forward and knew all the details of the labor laws. The case was settled before we went to trial, he handled everything perfectly. I had no issues and trusted he had my best interest at heart. He is very easy to talk to and understands all points of views and gave insight on which areas should be the focus after hearing all the information.
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Response from Michael Stevens March 21, 2019
Thanks Jordan.
Posted by Matt | March 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Had employment/payment issues and Stevens got me exactly what I was demanding without ever entering a courtroom. Highly recommend!!
Response from Michael Stevens March 21, 2019
Thanks Matt.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, diligent.
I contacted Michael after I quit my previous job at a car dealership because it seemed that they owed me money. Michael and I had a consultation and he immediately took the case. His confidence is assuring. The dealership tried to use everything in their arsenal to prove that they did not owe me money. I had my paperwork in order but what really topped everything off was Michael's vast knowledge. I highly recommend him to anyone who is owed money by their work place and especially by dealerships. Not only did I get money that was owed to me but also rewarded a settlement. In my experience he was very detail oriented and accurate. I have the utmost respect for this man. Good job Michael Stevens and thank you.
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and Efficient and Thorough
Mr. Stevens helped me through a difficult time by sending a cease and desist letter as quickly as possible in order to minimize damage to my reputation. He was very thorough with the research he did for the letter. He also followed up with me a week or two after we finished working together which I found very
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and efficient
Quickly got my LLC up and running without any hassles. Michael helped me through the paperwork process, and made time to answer all of my questions. Very professional and reliable.
Posted by Karissa | March 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Compassionate, Thorough
Michael helped my husband and I recover damages done to our home by a contractor we had hired. Michael was very thorough thru out the duration of our case. He made sure to keep us informed of all things relating to our case, even during waiting periods. I highly recommend Michael and if I am ever in need of an attorney in one of his areas of expertise will use him again.
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Posted by Stephen | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto collision
Mike did a fine job. Hung in there when AAA were dragging their feet. Also got money from kaiser who injected me when they werent supposed to.
Posted by Dale | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Michael Stevens, Atty
Michael handled my case professionally, but answered all my questions in plain English, with complete answers. I felt complete confidence in him, and it proved to be justified. He did a good job, and I am very satisfied.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
He gave me great advice and pointed me in the direction I needed. Thank you again!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-450 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stevens & Legal, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hall Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Field Legal
  • Liberty Mutual Group
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Solo Practioner
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Editor
  • Willamette Law Online
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Oregon State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kemper v. Burrows Equipment LLC
  • Settled for $100,000
  • Schuster v. Sunset Tanning
  • Judgment of $21,750.50 in favor of client
  • Kemper v. Bruce Chevrolet
  • Settled for $60,000
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Associations

  • Oregon State Bar, House of Delegates
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, House of Delegates
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2020
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association - Top 25
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Wage & Hour Trial Lawyers Association - Top 10
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Law Firms - Oregon
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Recipient
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Oregon Trial Advocacy College
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Editor of the Month
  • Willamette Law Online
  • 2008
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1994
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (26)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Very diligent."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Stevens are accurate, analytic, and very pragmatic. These are exactly the qualities that every business client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Other
"Michael's published answers to legal questions about employment law and landlord-tenant law are succinct and very helpful for the person asking the question. I am happy to endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Stevens. He is a hard working lawyer and that is what clients need in their corner."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Stevens is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael was invaluable as support counsel on a copyright infringement matter that was litigated through trial."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer is intelligent, caring, and he has a great legal mind. In the matters we worked on together in the past, I always valued his perspective, and he has helped me obtain good results for my own clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"prolific and insightful contributor here at Avvo. Mr. Stevens's numerous endorsements demonstrate that he is a lawyer who has earned the respect of his peers. I endorse this lawyer."
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Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Personal injury
Immigration
Landlord or tenant
Intellectual property
Landlord or tenant
Intellectual property
Contracts and agreements
Copyright infringement
Estate planning
Intellectual property
Hillsboro Employment and labor Lawyer Michael O Stevens
Michael O Stevens
Employment and labor Attorney
Hillsboro, OR
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation