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Thomas Duane D'Amore

Car accident Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Tom D'Amore

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 30 years
    Oregon - OR 31 years
    California - CA 33 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%
    Insurance companies usually ask car accident victims to sign a monetary settlement – and sign it quickly. A quick settlement, or one that you are asked to sign before your injuries are fully understood, benefits the insurance company at your expense. It is your legal right to have an attorney review the documents presented to you by an insurance company before you sign. Contact D'Amore Law Group for a free consultation.

    7 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    A personal injury claim involves a tort – a civil (non-criminal) “wrong” that occurs when someone causes harm or loss to another person, either deliberately or carelessly. The process of filing an insurance claim for a serious injury can be time-consuming and stressful. Insurance companies set up a complicated procedure to overwhelm the victim with paperwork, phone calls, pressure and deadlines. People who have been seriously injured or who have lost a loved one due to negligence of others are

    7 years

  3. Trucking accident
    20%
    There are strict rules and regulations that commercial vehicles like semi-trucks and buses must follow. When these rules are broken, innocent drivers and passengers are put at risk. If you have been injured in a truck accident, or if a family member has been seriously injured or died as a result of the crash, contact D’Amore Law Group for a free consultation. Read about the firm's recent trucking accident cases here: http://www.damorelaw.com/practice-areas/semi-truck-accident-lawyer

    7 years

  4. Wrongful death
    20%
    The legal term “wrongful death” means simply that a death occurred due to a negligent, careless, or intentional act of another. It can be very difficult to discuss seeking justice for a loved one’s wrongful death. All of the attorneys and staff at D’Amore Law Group will treat you with the respect and care. D'Amore Law Group has meeting locations in Portland, Bend and Lake Oswego, Oregon, and in Vancouver, Washington.

    7 years

Tom D'Amore is an experienced and highly effective personal injury attorney licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington & California.

 

He founded D’Amore Law Group in 1994 and has immersed himself in personal injury law, dedicating his time and work to injured people and their families. Tom and his firm have skillfully and successfully represented thousands of clients, and achieved Martindale-Hubbell®’s highest rating, AV Preeminent™, which reflects the highest ethical standards and quality of legal services.

 

Tom is a long-time member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), a nationwide organization that promotes a fair and effective justice system. He serves on the Board of Governors, chairs the Audit Committee, and is the former chair of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section.

 

Prior to becoming the 2010-11 President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), an Oregon organization that preserves the rights and safety of consumers, Tom served the organization on the Executive Committee member, Board of Governors and the Education Committee.

 

Tom D’Amore is proud to be an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and a member of the esteemed American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and is a board certified civil trial advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

 

Tom is married and the father of three children. He is a dedicated board member for Good Deeds, an organization that offers financial assistance to seriously injured persons and their families. As a board member for the Oregon Law Institute, Tom helps to train and educate future lawyers. The D’Amore Law Group also supports Public Justice, the Pound Civil Service Institute and the National Crime Victim Bar Association, and is dedicated to strengthening and educating the community.

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Location

D'Amore Law Group
1050 SW 6th Ave
#1100
Portland, OR, 97204
D'Amore Law Group
1220 Main St
#400
Vancouver, WA, 98660
D'Amore Law Group
750 NW Charbonneau St
#201
Bend, OR, 97701
D'Amore Law Group
4230 Galewood St
#200
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035
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Reviews

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Posted by Linda | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer.
I highly recommend the D'Amore Group! Very professional and thorough. They helped me settle a very stressful and emotional personal injury car accident case that resulted in the death of my husband and left me seriously injured. Rebecca Quinn was a very caring attorney to work with.
Posted by Kim | April 23, 2014
Very responsive and diligent team who works seamlessly together to get results
A very effective team that worked seamlessly together. Responsiveness was very good and they worked hard to get me the settlement I was asking for. Emily was very clear on what to expect at each step and time frames were always reliable. I would highly recommend their services.
Posted by Angela | July 12, 2013
D'Amore Law Group is the epitome of what a law office should be.
I had never before been involved in any sort of legal case, so I was new to the world of law and very overwhelmed. Everyone there was so kind and personable. They took me under their wing and never once made me feel like I was a bother or that they were too busy to deal with my questions and concerns. The legal world is very intimidating and I am so appreciative that there are kind and caring attorneys out there like those at D'Amore Law Group.
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Posted by leigh3148 | February 4, 2013
Thank You for Great Service
I really appreciate everything D’Amore Law Group did for my case. I can't tell you how much stress it lifted from my life after I was hurt, and what a relief it was to know that Tom, Emily, and the staff were taking care of things. I couldn't have asked for better representation and peace of mind.
Posted by Douglas | September 18, 2012
Experts
D’Amore Law Group has done more for me than I thought possible, and I am truly grateful for their help. I was severely injured and needed surgery on my spine after I was hit, as a pedestrian, by a Dodge pickup. When you’re in pain 24 hours a day it’s nearly impossible to focus on both getting well and handling the insurance chaos. Tom D’Amore and the lawyers and staff went well above and beyond what I expected, and I would recommend them to anyone. -Douglas Odom
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Posted by The Kimball Family | August 3, 2010
Great Portland / Vancouver Personal Injury Attorney
I was in a serious car accident in which I sustained many severe injuries. I had a new wife and son to provide for and I knew that my injuries would change our lives forever. I contacted D'Amore Law Group in the hope that they could help us through the legal part of this event so my family didn't have more problems on top of the medical expenses and financial issues. The first attorney that visited us was so patient and friendly that we truly felt we had someone on our side. As time went by and negotiations were taking place, D'Amore Law Group kept us notified of all changes and welcomed any concerned phone calls from us. D'Amore Law Group negotiated our medical bills to a reasonable figure and ensured our insurance carrier paid out what we were covered for. We now have the peace of knowing we aren't buried in legal fights and medical bills. Having D'Amore Law Group help us was the best decision we made and we will appreciate them for a lifetime!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-39%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • D'Amore Law Group
  • 1994 - Present
  • Part-Time Instructor
  • Becker CPA Review
  • 1993 - 1994

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Nevada
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
  • University of Nevada
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anderson v. Morris, the City of Portland DBA Portland International Raceway
  • 1.3 million

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1998 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Section
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rated for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2010

Publications

  • Oregon State Bar Bulletin
  • What You Need to Know About PIP and UM/UIM Claims
  • 2011
  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Client involvement and motivation can make the case
  • 2011
  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Choices: Mother, father, trial lawyer
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Damages 2007c supp
  • 2007
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Damages 2002 supp
  • 2002
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Civil Pleading and Practice 2001C supp
  • 2001
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Damages 1998 rev
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Litigator Lunch
  • Rules of the Road
  • 2012
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Differences in Truck Cases
  • 2012
  • Oregon Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Discovery in Auto Injury Cases
  • 2012
  • Oregon Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Courtroom Evidence, “Evidentiary Objections at Different Stages of Trial”
  • 2011
  • Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • PIP Coverage and Disputes
  • 2011
  • Multnomah Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • How to Effectively Present and Defend PIP and UM/UIM Claims
  • 2011
  • American Association for Justice Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Demonstration: Closing Argument
  • 2011
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Legal Staff Section Seminar
  • Depositions & the Paralegal’s Role
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 12th Annual Oregon Trail Advocacy College
  • Opening Statement: Terry Stotz v. St. Patricks Medical Center
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Wrongful Death Settlement Planning: What Every Litigator Should Know
  • 2010
  • Oregon Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Evidence in the Courtroom, “Dealing With Hostile Witnesses”
  • 2010
  • Multnomah Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • How to Effectively Present and Defend PIP and UM/UIM Claims
  • 2010
  • Defense Practice Academy
  • Direct and Cross Examination
  • 2010
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Taking and Defending Depositions
  • 2009
  • American Association for Justice Winter Convention
  • Fundamentals of Accident Reconstructionists: Should I Hire One? What Can They Do?
  • 2009
  • Multnomah Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • How to Deal with Injuries and Damages Arising from a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (12)
Endorse Thomas
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He does an excellent job with great integrity"
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom is an experienced professional. His easy going manner and realistic approach to cases fosters respect among those of us in the defense Bar. He has proven himself in the courtroom and has demonstrated that he can also "walk the walk.""
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"TOM IS ONE OF THE BEST LAWYERS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. HE REALLY GOES TO BAT FOR HIS CLIENTS..HE IS VERY SMART AND VERY ACTIVE IN THE LEGAL COMMUNITY.AND HE IS A NICE GUY."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom D'Amore and the other lawyers of his firm are, without question, some of the top litigation attorneys in Oregon. Our office routinely refers clients to their office for various litigation matters, including personal injury cases. We will continue to do so."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is an impressive attorney who works hard and gets strong results for his clients. I have referred cases to Tom because I know he will do a good job."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. D'Amore is a compassionate and zealous advocate for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Mr.D'Amore. He is very knowledgeable in this area of the law and is committed to providing his clients with the best possible legal representation. Mr. D'Amore is one of the best in the State of Oregon."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a leader among personal injury lawyers in Oregon. I've envied the results he gets for his clients, and have admired his contribution to the profession"
Car accident Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel against Tom on several matters and know him to be experienced, prepared, aggressive and fair. He is an excellent personal injury lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a trial lawyer leader, not only in Portland and throughout the state, but nationally as well. As an active member of the American Association for Justice, Tom sits on several high level committees and has an extensive network of colleagues around the United States who he can call on to work cases and provide top notch legal representation to his clients. Oh yeah, he is also one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, and from his temperament, you'll be surprised he's a lawyer. He's certainly not the stereotypical one. Hire Tom. You won't regret it."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are few lawyers in the Pacific Northwest with the combination of legal/courtroom skill and personal character as Tom. He fights hard for justice for each client. For a person who is seriously injured, I would highly recommend you call Tom."
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Portland Car accident Lawyer Thomas Duane D'Amore
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