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Stephen Joseph Voorhees

Personal injury Attorney at Portland, OR

4.9   25 reviews

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%
    Extensive experience investigating, settling and litigating lawsuits and claims related to motor vehicle crashes. Our firm is passionate about seeking justice when a client is injured by a negligent or reckless driver.

  2. Medical malpractice
    25%
    Medical negligence can result in catastrophic injuries, and these tragic results are made more challenging because they require proof that a doctor deviated from the standard of care. Our firm has experience navigating these claims.

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    We always represent the injured person or their family, not the defendant or insurance company. We're experienced with all injury cases, including car crashes, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and defective products.

  4. Wrongful death
    25%
    Wrongful death claims can provide compensation for medical costs, emotional anguish, loss of companionship, and for future earnings of the deceased. These claims can also provide justice and punish the responsible party for their actions.

The first time I stepped in front of a jury, I knew I'd found my calling.  I'm a trial lawyer. I try cases because I enjoy helping ordinary people who have been hurt or wronged by another person, a product, or a corporation. I truly care about my clients and their cause, and I welcome the opportunity to hear about your case.

I've been fortunate to win many trials early in my career, and it's through those successes that I have leverage to negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of my clients before we decide to go to trial.  Most people, including some lawyers, don't understand that without a track record of wins at trial, a lawyer has no stock-in-trade to negotiate settlements or truly understand the value of a case.  In an age where most attorneys rarely see the inside of the courtroom, I am in a rather unique position in this regard.  Please feel free to contact me to discuss your case.

 

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Licensed for 14 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 10/10/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/21/2022
State KS
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact Stephen

Forum Law Group, LLC
811 SW Naito Parkway, Suite 420
Portland, OR, 97204

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
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Posted by Holly | April 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Powerhouse
Hiring Stephen Voorhees to represent me in my car accident litigation was the best choice I could have made. He is professional, kind, knows his stuff inside and out - and he helped me through a terrible, four-year fight that ended happily, thanks to his tireless efforts. He and his paralegal, Liz, were a true joy to work with, and they made a difficult process so much easier to bear. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Robyn | January 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable, Experienced, and Respectful
I was involved in a terrible accident and was not in any frame of mind to deal with insurance as I was just trying to heal from my injuries. Stephen was recommended by a friend who knew of my situation. After the initial consultation, I had every confidence that I could trust him with my case and leave everything in his hands as I continued to work on my recovery. Stephen and his team took control of the situation, kept me informed with regular updates, answered my questions, and most importantly gave me peace of mind. The settlement I received was way beyond my expectations. I am so grateful to Stephen and his team and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My sincere thanks for a job well done
After my motor vehicle collision I received injuries that left me in need of medical care treatments and therapies. I found myself non employable, building debt and not knowing how long I would be in that position. With a massive amount of paperwork, on going appointments, calls etc., I was overwhelmed and could not keep up with the demands. I needed a Lawyer. In my search for a lawyer I ran across AVVO on line and read reviews on the lawyers who practiced in this field. I read the review on Stephen and especially noted that he had respectful court behaviour. I contacted Stephen, met with him, and he took my case. He understood the paperwork, he knew who to contact , what to do and did it. This removed a huge weight off my shoulders and allowed me to focus on my medical care treatments, therapies and hopeful recovery. During the whole process he kept in contact with me and answered all my questions and addressed my concerns. I am truly thankful I hired Stephen to represent me. I found him to be genuine. He was always respectful and professional. He is a gracious and caring person and very competent and knowledgeable in the law. Stephen earned my trust and great respect, and of course my sincere thanks for a job well done! I highly recommend Stephen Voorhees.
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Posted by Katelin | July 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gentle and Generous
Stephen did everything in his power to make sure I was being taken care of the entire time. He was such a pleasure to work with through a painful process. Stephen does a great job at keeping you calm in situations that may be uncomfortable and shows compassion when doing so. Thank you Stephen. I hope I never have to work with you again but you were absolutely amazing!
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Posted by Gino | July 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Umm wow! A++
From day one till success, Stephen Voorhees was professional, attentive, organized, superior communication and honest. I would recommend him to anyone I care about and I’m thankful he took my case, as I was well supported with realistic expectations.
Posted by Susan | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Susan
Three years ago I was involved in a car accident. I needed medical care and support. Stephen took over my case; taking the time to get to know me, listening carefully, and helping me to understand what was involved in seeking redress. Stephen was in regular contact, letting me know about each new wrinkle, activity and making thoughtful suggestions about next steps. He was very thorough about gathering documentation and interviewing pertinent caregivers. He was always responsive,and very respectful. Such a pleasure to work with! Thank you Stephen Voorhees!
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Posted by Rachael | May 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best at his craft
Nobody wants to hire a lawyer and my hands were tired when the other insurance company wouldn’t accept liability when I was in a car accident that was in no way my fault. I was incredibly lucky when Stephen was recommended to me. Not only did the company accept full responsibility but he negotiated a settlement that was more then I was expecting. He talked me through every step and always gave me all my options helping me make my decision by answering all my questions and what outcome each path could take. I am so thankful I had him representing me and had my best interest. I would absolutely use him again and recommend him to anyone who is a similar situation as I was. Thank you Stephen!
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Posted by Caylin | May 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Two year ago, I was involved in an accident that resulted in personal injury that I was left to pay for out of pocket. I was referred to Stephen by my aunt, who also had a great experience with him. Initially, I was very nervous about consulting with an attorney as I had never been involved in a law suit before and quite frankly, I felt like my health claims were fairly insignificant, although the financial burden was not. The very first conversation I had with Stephen was one where he assured me that I was doing the right thing and that he would do anything and everything in his power to help me receive a compensation that was fair. I think the rest goes without being said based on my 5 star review. Stephen worked extremely hard for two years to build what would eventually be a great case in my trial, he was always there whenever I needed to talk to him, no matter what time of day, and he always provided his most honest, expert advice. He is an excellent attorney and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by L8nda | November 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Soft tissue injuries.
My husband and I where injured in a head on collision. We consulted a local law firm. They suggested we have separate attorneys. Stephen was willing to take my case even though my injuries were soft tissue. My husband injuries were broken wrists and cracked ribs. His case was settle quickly. The insurance company was unwilling to offer settlement considering I didn’t have broken bones. stephen understood that I had suffered from the accident even though the bruising was more internal leaving hemobotins in my breasts and pelvic areas. We went to trail and won.stephen is an excellent attorney. Even though he had been very ill before the court date, he was well prepared and very professional at trial. I highly recommend Stephen Voorhees.
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Posted by Robert | November 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best choice I could have made
Stephen Voorhees was excellent. He listened to my concerns and gave me honest advice. Much more...I always felt that he had my back. A true professional during a rough patch after I was hit by a car that ran a red light. Thank you I appreciate the help. Robb
Posted by Jimmy | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stephen believed in me
I met Stephen when my previous attorney dropped my case because our path to victory was somewhat uncertain. Stephen had confidence through the whole process that we could find a solution that would work for both parties. He kept me informed throughout the process and managed everything, so I didn't need to worry about it. In the end, we reach an agreement that left all parties feeling satisfied. I'm grateful for Stephen because he believed in me, and executed on a vision that we agreed would be ideal from the beginning.
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Posted by Desmond | March 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Bicycle Accident
I hired Stephen after I suffered a wrist injury as the result of a bicycle accident. Stephen proved to be honest and knowledgeable. He was genuinely empathetic, and worked in my best interest. Stephen provided me with detailed answers to my questions and concerns. He clearly explained my options and provided me with recommendations on the best way to move forward with my case. Stephen never urged me to proceed with in a manner I was not comfortable with or uninformed about. I believe Stephen was able to resolve my claim with the best possible outcome. I would definitely hire Stephen again if I ever found myself in need of a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Valorie | October 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked very hard for me
Although the final settlement was almost ludicrous, Stephen put in far more effort than an average PI attorney. His personal attention to detail and sincere compassion made a prolonged process less difficult.
Posted by Josh H. | May 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Stephen provided me with excellent service throughout the whole process. He made me feel comfortable talking about personal details and made it clear that he had my best interest at heart. He gave me the facts and laid out all of the options that were pertinent to my case. Once I had the information, he gave me his recommendation for how to proceed with the case, never once pressuring me one way or the other. I would absolutely recommend Stephen to friends and family knowing that he would take care of them just as he has me. Top notch lawyer. Use him, you will be thankful that you did!
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Posted by Nancy | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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fall accident
Mr Voorhee's was very understanding, caring, concerned, and informed. he was very upfront with information and helped me through the process. always quick to return my phone calls and his paralegal was also very helpful and informed. I would recommend him and his team to all my friends.
Posted by Hannah | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working, Compassionate, and Honest
It was a pleasure working with Steven on my case. He was hard working, knowledgeable, and honest. Steven made me feel completely comfortable despite my lack of knowledge of legal world. I never saw myself ever needing an attorney but last year, unfortunately an incident happened where I needed legal assistance. Steven was compassionate and helped me understand the whole process. I am very thankful!
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Posted by Dustin | October 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
second to none
If you don't hire this fine gentleman, you will forever regret your foolish decision and always wonder what would have happened if you would have. You would have been in the winners circle. Choose professionally. Choose Mr. Stephen Joseph Voorhees. Be in the winners circle.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2015
Fantastic Lawyer
I have enjoyed working with Stephen. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and kept me up to date on the progress of my case. I truly appreciate him caring about my recovery and leaving the case for him to handle. I will definitely be referring new client his way.
Posted by Julie | June 22, 2015
Needing an outstanding attorney.....I just happened to stumble across one
I used Stephen Voorhees for an auto accident injury claim. The person that caused the accident was uninsured. I walked in without knowing the process and he guided me thru the entire thing even though I was a pain and he still maintained professionalism. His experience and knowledge were awesome. I couldn't have asked for any better help. The process went quicker than expected. Stephen always makes the time to answer any questions you have. You can email or call him and he gets right back to you. If you need an excellent attorney, I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2015
He is a fighter
Stephen worked hard for me and my case. He always responded to my calls , emails and questions quickly. He was always willing to fight for me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Forum Law Group, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Voorhees Law Firm, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Edelman & Thompson LLC
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Missouri Court Of Appeals Western District
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Externship
  • Supreme Court Of Missouri
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Sloan v. Apogee Medical Group
  • $500,000 verdict for the Plaintiff
  • Piersall v. Farmers Insurance Company of Oregon
  • $61,347.21 jury verdict for Plaintiff
  • Majalca v. Pond
  • $127,000.00 jury verdict for Plaintiff
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Associations

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Oregon Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Oregon Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • CALI - Trial Practice
  • University of Missouri, Columbia - School of Law
  • 2008
  • Negotiation Competition 1st Place
  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • 2008
  • Judge Glenn Evans Scholarship
  • University of Missouri, Columbia - School of Law
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lessons Learned From Oregon’s First Fully Remote Jury Trial
  • Jury Trials
  • 2021
  • YLA Luncheon
  • Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
  • 2016
  • YLA Luncheon
  • Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen's knowledge and experience are second to none in the area of personal injury law, and I would give him my highest recommendation to anyone who has been injured as a result of the negligence of another. I would especially recommend Stephen to anyone seeking an attorney to represent them in complex injury cases, multi-vehicle auto accidents, trucking accidents, or any case involving serious injury or death. His knowledge, compassion, and attention to detail make him uniquely qualified to represent clients in such circumstances. He is a highly competent attorney who always provides his clients with the highest caliber of legal representation, no matter the size or degree of complexity of the case."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Voorhees. He is an excellent trial lawyer and is willing to try very difficult cases. He also cares very deeply for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Voorhees is an excellent attorney. His results speak for themselves but if you aren't familiar; this man is a winner. He will settle a case if it is fair for his client BUT he will take it to trial and win if the insurance company tries to low-ball. The fact that insurance companies know of this reputation means that they will take heed when they see his name on a case and offer higher settlements to avoid losing at trial. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Voorhees is one of those rare attorneys with the legal expertise to win any case and the character to match. His continuing success at trial and accomplishments outside the courtroom has fashioned him into one of the most formidable attorneys in Kansas City and a trial attorney that any client should feel blessed to have in their corner."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Steve for a number of years and I recently had the opportunity to work with him in a personal injury trial. From the moment I began to review his case files I was impressed with the quality of his work and the attention he devotes to his clients. Steve is constantly working to improve and develop his skills, both in and out of the courtroom, and his hard work consistently results in outstanding results for his firm and his clients. If you or a loved one has suffered in an auto accident or other personal injuries, and believe you are in need of an attorney, I would highly recommend that you contact Steve and he will go above and beyond to ensure that you receive the best result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a hard working personal injury attorney who fights to obtain the best possible results for his clients. Steve's ambition, coupled with his dedication to his clients, make him an excellent trial lawyer."
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Portland Personal injury Lawyer Stephen Joseph Voorhees
Stephen Joseph Voorhees
Personal injury Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 14 years
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