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Joseph A Di Bartolomeo

Personal injury Attorney at Astoria, OR

4.9   18 reviews

also known as Joe Di Bartolomeo


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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Our firm helps people wrongfully injured in motor vehicle collisions, construction and logging accidents, and dangerous premises.

    31 years

  2. Social Security & Disability
    30%
    Our firm represents Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Claimants before the Social Security Administration at hearing and on Appeal.

  3. Workers compensation
    20%
    We represent injured workers on Oregon Workers' Compensation claims, and focus on denied claims, and appeals of Notice of Closures and Permanent Partial Disability ratings.

    31 years

I have been working with clients and their families in the Columbia Pacific Region since 1991.  My focus has always been limited to representing injured and disabled people, whether it be Social Security Disabiltiy, Personal Injury, or Oregon Workers' Compensation Claims.  I have tried several cases in Tillamook, Clatsop, Columbia, and Multnomah Counties.  I have also represented clients in the US District Court for Oregon, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the US District Court for Western Washington, the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals.

 

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Licensed for 32 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 02/01/2023
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Joseph A Di Bartolomeo
1139 Exchange St
Astoria, OR, 97103-4129
Joseph A Di Bartolomeo
1915 NW AmberGlen Pkwy
Suite 400
Beaverton, OR, 97006
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Christina | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Mr Bartolomeo was very helpful and informative in my situation. He was thourough and understanding of my frustrations or questions and handled everything as needed.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Conpetent, Professional
I was rear ended and wanted representation. Having worked in the Auto Insurance Industry, I knew that the Ins. companies job is to pay as little as possible for my injuries and didn't care about me. Mr. "B" listened to me, my concerns and explained the process. I never used an Attorney before in my life, so I was apprehensive, but walked out of his office feeling comfortable with him, knowing I made the right decision. Do exactly what he says, be patient let him do his job and you will be represented properly and have a man working hard for you. He listens and gives you direction and clear explanations. His executive asst. Karen is responsive and very friendly. Thanks to both of you for being on my side.
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Posted by Angela | January 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury claim
I hired Joe after consulting with him about a motor vehicle accident. I felt pressured by the other driver's insurance company to settle. After hiring Joe, there were no more, as I perceived it, harassing calls or letters. Joe kept me informed throughout and helped me receive a satisfactory settlement. Both Karen in the front office and Joe seem like genuinely nice human beings.
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Posted by Todd | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney. Great man.
Joe was referred to me by the Law Office of John Tuthill in Tillamook, as I needed a personal injury attorney. So I called Joe, we chatted for a spell, told him of the accident I was involved in. I hired Joe to represent me in my case. It was the first time I needed to hire an attorney for an accident. It seemed long and drawn out, but was over before too long. Joe’s knowledge and experience in his field was what I needed, I could not have done any of this by myself. Karen, Joes assistant, is very kind and considerate and knowledgeable as well. We had a favorable outcome. If I need another personal injury attorney, Joe will be my first choice.
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Posted by Nick | February 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+++ Fast Friendly Courteous
Mr. Bartolomeo and his staff were monumental in helping me right a wrong with an out of state insurance company. He went to bat for me and fought with them, ultimately getting an above fair settlement for my car accident. Thank you again very much Sir. Highly recommended for all insurance issues.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Personal Injury Attorney
Joe has done an excellent job representing me in a personal injury claim resulting from a auto accident. After meeting with him to review the case he took care of all contacts with all parties involved. I was kept updated as to the progress of the claim. All contacts were professional but friendly. Joe was able to guide me in a direction to make a satisfactory settlement. I would highly recommend him for any personal injury claims.
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Posted by Jim | October 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent, knowledgable, and down to earth.
If you are in need of a capable and caring lawyer, you will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Joe. I used Joe's services for a Oregon workers compensation case that had escalated beyond my abilities to prudently proceed. Joe was always thorough and patient in explaining to me the details of my case. I appreciated that Joe always allowed, and supported me as his client, to make decisions based on what was beneficial for me, even if those decisions would be financially detrimental to him. Joe used his skills and expertise to achieve a positive outcome in my case, and for that I am grateful.
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Posted by David | January 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Workman's Compensation Claim Denial
Joe Conducted a one hour consultation with me over the phone concerning the possible options to consider in dealing with a denied Workman's Compensation Claim. I found Joe to be approachable and personable and that his council took into account not just the legal aspects to consider, but also took into account some extenuating circumstances which greatly assisted me in selecting the most appropriate path to follow. He is like consulting with a trusted friend; I highly recommended Joe!
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Posted by Debbie | November 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Oregon Workers comp
I hired Joe to work on my workers comp. claim. I hurt my knee at work in 1996 had a couple of surgeries and it was never right. I was in so much pain I had had enough. I had them both replaced on my medical insurance"s dime. I was off work for a few months having surgery and recouping. I found out after the fact that I could go back on my workers comp. insurer. It took some investigation and some negotiations but Joe handled it and was very pleasant to deal with Joe and I never knew he was working from the coast. thanks again Joe
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Posted by Lisa | September 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wish I had seen Joe sooner!
After being injured in an auto accident I was soon overwhelmed by the complexity of dealing with the insurance company. I contacted Joe and he took control of the situation handling all aspects of my case. This is not a do it yourself process. You need a professional who understands the process. Joe and his assistant Karen could not have been more helpful and caring. Joe was able to bring my case to a satisfactory conclusion after having explained all the options and likely outcomes. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Di Bartolomeo to anyone who needs the services of a personal injury attorney. Contact him sooner than later.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
I recently consulted with Joe regarding a car accident that I had been injured in. Joe provided me with a wealth of insight, was highly professional, friendly, and even went so far as to write up a clear, concise and detailed summary of the information that we had discussed - which arrived in the mail shortly thereafter. Joe ensured that my questions were answered in full, and left me feeling confident with the information that he provided. I would highly recommend Joe to any family or friends in need of legal assistance, and am grateful to have access to this caliber of legal support in our area.
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Posted by Becky | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
When I came to Joe I was at my wits end. I was frustrated with the legal system and had come to believe that being honest and truthful was not the way to go. Joe listened to my story and also paid attention to what steps I had already taken. After listening to me he said the words I thought I would never hear. He said I believe I can help you. Joe was helpful, honest and patient right from the start. He did a great job representing me, and I would highly recommend Joe to any of my family and friends.
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Posted by Lisa | October 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great consultation
I went in for a consultation and he helped me navigate through the maze of complications arising from being involved in an auto accident. He was courteous, very helpful and easy to understand, and even gave me a booklet that would help me further. I will definitely hire him if I need to.
Posted by Laura | August 13, 2015
Great job!
Mr. Di Bartolomeo was willing to take over my car accident case after my previous lawyer passed away, and did so with much grace and thoughtfulness. He was efficient and quick to get me a settlement I was happy with and was punctual with communication. Thank you so much Joseph!
Posted by MikeBarber | March 14, 2015
Invaluable resource
On the recommendation of my doctor I called Joe Di Bartolomeo early on in my workers comp claim and was given a very helpful phone consultation with information about how the process worked and suggestions to make it easiest. He told me there was really no need for his services at that point but I could call with any questions I had as it went on. After the claim was processed and closed, I went to see him for a review and he found a few errors on the insurer's part. He suggested we file an appeal and helped me do so. That resulted in a significant increase in the settlement payment. The fees for an attorney in an Oregon workers comp case are set by the state and were much less than I would have expected to pay considering the time he spent on the appeal and advice and help he gave prior to it. By all means, call Joe Di Bartolomeo if you have any questions about an industrial injury claim. The insurer I dealt with was purposely vague and seemed somewhat rude when I asked them to explain the steps. Joe Di Bartolomeo and his staff are very good at explaining how things work and letting you know what to look for as well as what not to worry about - even before they are hired.
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Posted by george | January 6, 2015
great lawyer
i went to Joe when i was injured in a car accident . Joe and his assistant Karen were awesome. They were both friendly helpful and very patient.Without getting into the details of my case i will say that i couldn't be more satisfied with the job they did for me.
Posted by Tim | August 19, 2014
A Solid Lawyer for a Client Who Was New to the Legal System
This was the first time I had ever been through a lawsuit and Joe was very helpful. He explained each step of the process and the options available to me. The time line was spot on and his intuition was first rate. I was very satisfied with the process. For a first timer, it definitely left me with a positive impression of the legal system for the little guy. Thanks Joe.
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Posted by Dennis | August 20, 2014
A Good Honest Lawyer doesn't always win big. That's life.
Joe's a good, honest lawyer, whom I retained to represent me when my car was rear-ended and I suffered some back injuries. While I was disappointed in the eventual property and personal injury settlements obtained from the insurance companies, I'm convinced Joe did as well on my behalf as any Attorney could have done. Unfortunately, life is not a 47-minute episode of "The Good Wife." The sad reality of auto collision-related claims—unless your injuries are extreme and disabling and your property losses are devastating—is that insurance companies hold all the cards. And they know it. ALL insurance companies have very deep pockets, but NONE will provide a generous settlement, unless they know you have a very strong case and that you WILL take them to trial if they don't. Keep in mind that if you do go to trial, you WILL incur legal expenses and court costs that you likely will have to pay if you lose. Also keep in mind that your trial date will likely be at some distant point in the future. So... if you are not willing to go to court, you're at the insurance company's mercy. And believe me, "mercy" is a quality that insurance companies never dispense.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Di Bartolomeo Law Office
  • 1992 - Present

Education

  • Northwestern School of Law Lewis and Clark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • William F. v. Hollister Trucking
  • Case Resolved for available policy limits of $970,000.00
  • Goosey v. Schmidt
  • Net recovery of $212,000.00
  • Jeff S, Workers Compensation Claim
  • $400,000.00 structured settlement
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Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 2003 Pro Bono Publico Service Award
  • Washington State Bar
  • 2003
  • Recognition for Helping 9 11 Victims
  • Trial Lawyers Care
  • 2003

Publications

  • Consumer Guide
  • Navigating the Oregon Workers' Compensation Maze
  • 2013
  • Consumer Guide
  • The Oregon Personal Injury Guide
  • 2013
  • Consumer Guide
  • The Social Security Disability Survival Guide
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Mock Trial CLE
  • Jury Selection
  • 2015
  • Oregon Municipal Court Judges Conference
  • Municipal Court Judge Ethics
  • 2015
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2010
  • Salishan
  • Sustainable Office Practices
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (34)
Endorse Joseph
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe has always been thoughtful, kind and responsive. I would not hesitate to endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe and I have gone head to head on several occasions in front of a jury. He was always professional, well prepared, and achieved the best result possible for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It has been my privilege to work together with Joe on several cases over the course of my career. Joe's compassion for his clients and their story is unparalleled. He is the utmost professional when it comes to working with other lawyers and is responsive to the needs of his clients. Joe truly listens to those in need and spends time exploring the feelings behind the story to learn more about his client and the things they have been through. His knowledge of the law and attention to detail are exceptional. If he finds himself in an area of unsettled law Joe spends the time to sort out the issue(s) and best explain it in a way that makes it easy to understand for the client. As a fellow lawyer, I have enjoyed my time spent with Joe working together with clients and I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends, family, and those in need."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a great lawyer who symbolizes dedication to clients. He works really hard for clients and does an excellent job. He is brilliant as a litigator and is very detailed oriented. He really cares for the community and is very respected by other attorneys and judges. He is passionate and seems to really enjoys being an attorney. I highly recommend Joe."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe and I share office space and I have had the opportunity to see first hand how committed he is to his clients and how hard he works for them. Joe will do a great job for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a great advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Joe."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe is a solid lawyer who knows how to get good results for his clients. When I was an insurance defense lawyer, we had several cases against each other, and he knew how to focus on the things that matter. Always professional. Thumbs up."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe works hard for injury victims and helps them navigate the difficult and complex workers' compensation process. I have had the pleasure of working with him on cases where his clients were terminated by their employers. I would not hesitate to refer clients to Joe with confidence that he would represent them effectively and professionally."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Joe helping clients who were injured on-the-job and then terminated. Joe is a good attorney who works hard to obtain the best result for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a great lawyer. Our office has referred clients to Joe when we have a conflict or where it is something that Joe has more expertise in. They all report being very satisfied with Joe. Again, I highly recommend Joe."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Joe for nearly 20 years. During that time I've had the pleasure to work with him on a matter and to work for clients of his who had needs in my area. Joe is a tireless advocate for injured workers, people with disabilities and others who need the help of a lawyer. I would not hesitate to refer any friend or family member of mine who needed Joe's help. He is outstanding."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a great honest guy. I have referred clients to him and they are all satisfied with his work! If you need a Personal Injury or Social Security attorney I would suggest you go to Joe first!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Mr. Di Bartolomeo. He is very knowledgeable in the area of personal injury and is committed to providing his clients with the best legal representation possible."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent attorney and an excellent person. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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