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Welcome. Thank you for your interest in my profile.  I have been a lawyer 34 years and the
recipient of numerous awards and publisher of many articles.  I was the recipient of the Trial Lawyer of
the Year Award, issued by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice in 1997.   This was in recognition of the work I did in
Kirkwood v. General Motors—an
automotive crashworthiness case.  My
practice largely focuses on automobile crashworthiness cases, medical
malpractice cases and catastrophic injury cases.  In 2001, I successfully petitioned the
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration to recall the passenger side
air bag in 1994 Nissan Altima vehicles. 
This is the only time NHTSA has ever ordered a recall of an air bag due
to design deficiencies.  Dateline NBC
devoted a story to this accomplishment. 
I work hard to compassionately represent the interests of my clients,
keeping each one fully abreast of developments in his or her case.  Please stop by my website for client and
lawyer testimonials and further information about my practice:


Contact info

Lawrence Baron, Attorney at Law, PC

1515 SW 5th Ave Ste 808
Portland, OR, 97201

1515 SW 5th Ave Ste 808
Portland, OR, 97201


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 45%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 45%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Karen Kathryn Koehler

    Larry is a smart, experienced and talented lawyer. If I have a question about handling complex cases in Oregon, I turn first to Larry.


    Karen Koehler Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Coluccio

    I highly endorse Larry. Larry is one of Oregon's top Product Liability attorneys. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in this area of the law. Larry is dedicated to providing his clients with the very best representation.


    Kevin Coluccio Brain injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


MIVoluntary Inactive197505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2010 Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
2009 Preeminent 5.0 Rated AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2010
The Best Lawyers in AmerciaBest Lawyers in America2010
2009 Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
National Trial Lawyer of the YearTrial Lawyers for Public Justice1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AOwner, Baron Law Firm1994 - Present
N/APartner, Pozzi Wilson Atchison1983 - 1994
N/APublic Defender's Office1975 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeN/A1997 - Present
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupN/A1995 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1983 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A1983 - Present
Oregon State BarProduct Liability Committee2003 - 2006
Oregon State BarCivil Jury Instruction Committee1991 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chaney v. Arrow RentalsPlaintiff verdict $200,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Product Liability NewsletterPost-Sale Duty to Warn: A Plaintiff's Prespective2006
Trial Lawyer MagazineOregon's Vioxx Victims: A Product Liability Squeeze Play2006
Trial Lawyer MagazineCool Lasers and Hot Profits2002
Trial MagazineNo Dead End For Airbag Cases2001
Trial MagazineThe Hard Truth About Airbags2000
The Oregonian NewspaperCommentary: So You Think That Airbag Makes You Safer?1999
The Oregonian NewspaperCommentary: A Compelling Message From a Compelling Women1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1974
Kalamazoo CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Attorneys Information Exchange Group ConferenceProving a Defect in an Airbag Induced Eye Injury2006
Attorneys Information Exchange Group ConferenceChanges in FMVSS2082003
Washington Trial Lawyers Association ConferencePreparing An Airbag Case1999
Attorneys Information Exchange Group ConferenceIssues in Airbag Cases1999