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Michael J Wiswall

Medical malpractice Attorney at Portland, OR

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also known as Mike Wiswall

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 29 years
    Oregon - OR 30 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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2
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    90%

    10 years

  2. Licensing
    10%
    Representing professionals before state licensing boards including OBM, OBN, OBD, OBP, and MQAC

    10 years

I am a native Oregonian. I began my legal career at Hart Wagner in 1994, and became a partner of the firm in 1999.  I have focused primarily on defending medical malpractice lawsuits throughout the Northwest for the past two decades. In my practice, I assist hospitals and clinics with pre-litigation evaluations, as well as with their early disclosure and resolution programs.  I frequently represent physicians, dentists, pharmacists and nurses before state licensing boards.

For the past several years, I have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and been selected by my peers for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers.  I regularly speak to professional groups regarding risk management, disclosure of adverse medical events, and medical and dental malpractice.

Recent jury trials:

  • Defense verdict for a general surgeon who transected the common bile duct during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
  • Defense verdict for an orthopedic spine surgeon who allegedly operated on the wrong level.
  • Defense verdict for an urologist in a claim for wrongful death following laser prostatectomy.
  • Numerous other trials successfully defending hospitals and health professionals, including those in the fields of OB/GYN, pediatrics, ENT, surgery, and others.

Location

Hart Wagner LLP
1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2000
Portland, OR, 97205-3070

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Executive Partner
  • Hart Wagner LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney and Partner
  • Hart Wagner
  • 1999 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Hart Wagner LLP
  • 1994 - 1999

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 1993
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
  • 1990

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Trial Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Member, Loss Prevention Committee
  • N/A
  • Oregon Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Medical Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Lawyers of the Year, Portland, OR
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Medical Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer - Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer - Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer - Medical Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer - Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Oregon Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Med. Malpractice: Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer - Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer - Medical Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer - Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer - Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Oregon Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Med. Malpractice: Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer - Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer - Medical Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer - Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer - Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer - Medical Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer - Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer - Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer - Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Oregon Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Defense: Med. Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer - Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer - Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer - Medical Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer - Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Oregon Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Defense: Med. Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Oregon Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Defense: Med. Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Oregon Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Defense: Med. Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Oregon Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Defense: Med. Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 OADC Annual Convention
  • All About the Benjamins - Early Dispute and Resolution for Medical Malpractice Cases
  • 2015
  • OMA CME Meeting
  • Advanced Training in Risk Management
  • 2014
  • OHSU Presentation
  • Transition to Residency: Professionalism, Ethics and Law
  • 2014
  • OHSU Medical Students Presentation
  • Demystifying Litigation
  • 2014
  • OMA CME Meetings
  • Basic and Advanced Trainings in Risk Management
  • 2013
  • OMA CME Meetings
  • Basic and Advanced Trainings in Risk Management
  • 2012
  • OMA CME Meetings
  • Basic and Advanced Trainings in Risk Management
  • 2011
  • OHSU Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Presentation
  • Litigation
  • 2011
  • OHSU Presentation
  • DMV Mandatory Reporting
  • 2010
  • OMA CME Meetings
  • Basic and Advanced Trainings in Risk Management
  • 2006
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Portland Medical malpractice Lawyer Michael J Wiswall
Michael J Wiswall
Medical malpractice Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 30 years