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Chris Roy

Insurance Attorney at Portland, OR

4.3   6 reviews

also known as Christopher E Roy

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About Chris

Learn Chris’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    Disability Insurance and other insurance related matters.

    24 years

  2. Employee benefits
    Long Term Disability Insurance Appeals

    24 years

  3. Litigation
    Disability insurance litigation & other litigation matters.

    24 years


Chris is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He was born in Pendleton, Oregon, and raised in Prosser, Washington. Chris attended Gonzaga, University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in political science, and the University of Oregon where he obtained a graduate degree in law. Chris is a member in good standing of the Oregon and Washington Bar Associations, and he represents clients throughout both states. Chris likes to golf, travel, music, and he has a passion for high-end audio reproduction equipment.




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Licensed for 23 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/11/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 01/30/2023

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

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Roy Law Group
1000 SW Broadway
Suite 900
Portland, OR, 97205


4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Karen | April 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great and caring attorneys
This firm was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend them. They helped me negotiate a lump sum payment from my disability insurance company and offered me great advice.
Posted by Glenn | October 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wish I had hired them sooner. Don't let you LTD insurer deny your legitimate claim. Get representation and fight back.
I had become permanently disabled at the age of 51 with numerous health issues. Unable to continue my sedentary work due to my condition, I fought with my LTD insurance for many months. I never thought in a million years that my employer, a major health care organization, would sell me LTD insurance that doesn't pay it's policy holder's claim. It felt like the insurer was more in the business to deny legitimate claims than pay them. The insurance carrier hounded my physicians constantly to the point where I’m sure my doctors regretted having me as a patient. It got to the point where I was about ready to give up. I couldn’t work and I couldn’t get disability. My employer released me, I had no money, no insurance, and I had hit rock bottom. Then I found Roy Law in an internet search. They were professional, caring, very knowledgeable, knew exactly what to do, and how to get the right information they needed from my doctors to successfully represent me. I won my case thanks to Roy Law. Now I have monthly income, health insurance, and I can take care of myself. I’m beyond thankful and I would recommend them to anyone who has a legitimate long term disability case. Roy Law will fight for you and keep you informed what is going on at all times. Roy Law knows what they are doing. You can trust them.
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Posted by Cheryl | June 1, 2015
Highly recommend Chris Roy of Roy Law
I hired Chris Roy to help overturn my disability denial from the Standard Insurance. I found Chris to be very knowledgable, providing expert advice during a stressfull time. He was able to help me successfully win an appeal. I am glad I hired Chris and would highly recommend him to anyone needing help with a disability claim.
Posted by Adam | January 28, 2014
We were very fortunate to find Chris
Chris guided my family through a very stressful and complicated time in our lives. He was very compassionate, helpful, honest, and knowledgeable. We will not hesitate to call on him again.
Posted by Stancia | January 24, 2014
Hire Chris Roy
My husband and I were both so impressed with the interest Chris showed in helping us. He was attentive and always got back to us in a timely manner. We found Chris to be honest and forthright. We would without a doubt hire Chris should we ever need a competent lawyer in the future and surely recommend him to anyone looking for one. Stancia and Noel
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Posted by Blaine | February 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disengaged services without explanation.
Disengaged services stating only that he saw no way to extend benefits beyond 24 months. No explanation. The records I received back from Roy Law were incomplete. The records from my insurance company were incomplete to. I resent all my records with my appeal. I was grateful to have caught that.
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  • Contingency 33%-41%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Principal
  • Roy Law Group
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Baard Energy
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Duggan, Schlotfeldt & Welch
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Washington State Attorney General's Office
  • 2000 - 2000
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Gonzaga University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Insurance policy interpretation dispute
  • Successful
  • Ataxia
  • Successful
  • Failed Back Syndrome
  • Successful
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  • Federal Bar Association (Oregon chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • OTLA (Oregon Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Guardian Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Oregon chapter)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Oregon chapter)
  • Chairperson, Newsletter Committe
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • OTLA (Oregon Trial Lawyers Association)
  • 2015
  • Eagle Member Certificate
  • WSAJ (Washington State Association for Justice)
  • 2015
  • Eagle Award Certificate
  • WSAJ (Washington State Association for Justicew
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Chris
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been connected with Chris for many years now. Throughout the time I have known him, I have found him to be on the cutting edge of legal updates and a skilled advocate for his clients. The fact that I have been impressed with him is demonstrated by the referrals I have sent his way over the years. Do yourself a favor, talk to Chris."
Business Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Other
"Chris is a smart, ethical and resourceful lawyer to whom I can refer clients with complete confidence."
Employee benefits Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris always impressed me during the 18 months I worked for him in law school. He was ultra-dedicated to his client's best interests and was thoughtful in his decision-making. Definitely one of the most professional attorneys I've met."
Employee benefits Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris was opposing counsel in a recent matter I handled. He was reasonable, but advocated zealously for his client. We were able to amicably resolve this matter for the benefit of both sides."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a very smart and capable attorney. He has a deep understanding of insurance law and puts the interests of his clients first."
Insurance Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Friend
"Chris is a smart, dedicated attorney. He has a friendly, easy manner that makes him extremely accessible to clients, and his intelligence makes him a formidable advocate for them. I strongly endorse Chris."
Employee benefits Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chris Roy and would recommend him to anyone seeking representation on a ERISA or disability insurance matter. Chris is a hardworking attorney, who is thoughtful, diligent, and tenacious. While he is easy to work with and quickly establishes a caring and open rapport with clients, he will not hesitate to standup to insurance companies or other attorneys to protect his clients and advance their cases."
Business Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Chris since our law school days. He's smart, steady, and has a calming demeanor that heightens his otherwise gifted ability to evaluate a legal claim or issue. He's tenacious when necessary and wise enough to know when to apply the proverbial brakes. He also has a wonderfully dry sense of humor."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is smart, practical, and cares about his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Chris has a thoughtful, efficient and thorough advocacy style. His approachable demeanor, knowledge of the law and care with client matters are hallmarks of any good litigator. Also, he looks to resolve a dispute effectively while preserving great working relationships with other attorneys."
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Portland Insurance Lawyer Chris Roy
Chris Roy
Insurance Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 23 years