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I got into personal injury law after I saw what the insurance companies were doing to people who had been injured in a car accident. During my time at a Portland investment firm, I also got to see what a difference a lawyer could make in these people's lives. And then I realized that I had the power to help these people.


Most injury accident victims are only asking for what they think they deserve. After years of paying premiums and driving safely,
the one time these people needed the insurance companies most, the
insurance companies paid them back by making low-ball efforts and
dismissing claims entirely. Injured victims just want a fair settlement; they don't want to be hassled and to deal with the stress of medical bills, constant calls from insurance companies, and adjusters that won't leave them alone. All the while, trying to recover and returning to the doctor to finish treatment so they can get back to a normal life. For some, "normal" will never be possible again, so we help them create a new life. I can never explain what it's like to help someone get that chance.


My partner Sean DuBois and I wrote a book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case, to help car accident victims understand the personal injury process and to make sure they don't make some of the biggest mistakes that could cost them their case. It's free to Oregon residents and Oregon accident victims.


The Portland injury accident website is also filled with information that I think will help people as they begin researching the personal injury process and start asking questions about what they need to know before hiring a lawyer.


I know what some think of us: We're ambulance chasers; we're bottom feeders; we're in it just to make the big bucks. But what makes my job worth it is when an accident victim comes into my office exhausted, confused, and scared, but they leave hopeful, happy, and grateful.


Some of our clients have opportunities in life they never thought possible. Others are debt-free. And some ... some are just thankful that, finally, the insurance company treated them the way they thought they should be treated.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Car Accident: 25%
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
  5. Brain Injury: 15%



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Bisnar

    Joshua Shulman is a skilled and knowledgeable Portland personal injury lawyer. As an attorney, Joshua has an outstanding reputation and is feared by the insurance companies. If you are in need of an experienced personal injury lawyer you need an attorney like Joshua Shulman.


    John Bisnar Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Scott David Levine

    If you've been injured in Oregon, Josh is the attorney to call. He has the understanding and experience needed to help victims through the personal injury process. And even if he can't take your case, he'll direct you to someone who can. And then, he follows up. He doesn't leave anyone stranded to understand the process on their own.


    Scott Levine Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Shulman DuBois LLC

1553 SE Tolman St.
Portland, OR, 97202


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2010
GraduateBarton's Litigation Boot Camp2009
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2009
Wall of Tolerance HonoreeSouthern Poverty Law Center2003
Certificate of Merit, Pro Bono Honors ProgramLewis and Clark Northwestern Law School2003
Garlan Memorial PrizeReed College1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerShulman DuBois LLC2008 - Present
Sole PractitionerLaw Office of Joshua Shulman LLC2004 - 2008
Vice PresidentSettlement Professionals, Inc.2003 - 2004
Summer AssociatePerkins Coie2002 - 2002
Law ClerkOffice of the City Attorney2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Civil Liberties UnionCard Carrying Member2008 - Present
Public JusticeAssociate Member2006 - Present
Southern Poverty Law CenterLeadership Council2004 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationGuardian of Justice2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2003 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brunt v. TedderPlaintiff prevailed and got financial compensation
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Publication nameTitleDate
White PaperOregon Wrongful Death Laws: A Guide2013
CreateSpace7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case2012
White PaperSettling Your Smaller Oregon Accident Case Without a Lawyer2012
Trial LawyerMaking the Jump, Preparing for Your First Case2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Reed CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Society of Settlement PlannersStrategies for Using the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to Your AdvantageN/A