James Huegli is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and advocate, beginning practice in 1972 in Portland, Oregon. He brings a unique practice that gives him the opportunity to see all sides of an issue and comfortably move the parties to common ground. A solution to conflict is always available when the right balance and perspective is delivered.
Mr. Huegli has represented such major companies as Ford Motor Co., Fred Meyers, Remington Arms, Toro Corporation, Key Bank, Weyerhaeuser, Boise Cascade, SDS Lumber and Lamb Weston and many more. Mr. Huegli has also represented numerous physicians, both in direct malpractice actions and as general counsel for excess liability. He has litigated on behalf of Insurance Company of North America, Liberty Mutual, State Farm, Safeco, Allstate, CNA, CIGNA, Heritage, The Hartford, Farmers Insurance Group, Industrial Indemnity and others.
Mr. Huegli, as a plaintiff’s lawyer, secured the largest wrongful death verdict in Oregon, in a case involving a helicopter crash into Crater Lake, and followed with a successful defense of the appeal through the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. Mr. Huegli also obtained the largest malpractice award in Massachusetts for a case involving sexual abuse of a patient by a Harvard psychiatrist.
Mr. Huegli’s extensive trial experience involves an equal balance between plaintiff and defense work, embracing insurance defense, workers- compensation, construction litigation, fidelity and surety litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and aviation law. He has tried to conclusion over 200 cases and has mediated for over 20 years.