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Steven R Smucker

Car accident Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   1 review

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Plaintiff's personal injury litigation practice

    41 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Brain injury
    To represent brain injured clients requires special knowledge. I've attended brain injury association lectures and conferences for over 15 years, all in an effort to represent brain injured clients in the best way possible.

    28 years, 10 cases

  3. Motorcycle accident
    Injuries from motorcycle crashes are often severe. Establishing economic and non-economic damages may require the use of life care planners, bio-mechanical engineers, economists, and accident reconstructionists. Over the years, I have established working relationships with these many experts.

    33 years, 20 cases

  4. Trucking accident
    Commercial trucks can cause serious high collisions and cause serious personal injury or death because they are so big. Representing clients in this area requires familiarity with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

    33 years, 15 cases

Outside of his legal work, Smucker has earned a name for himself in the field of long distance running, often competing in ultra marathons—races that take hours to run and go up and down mountains. He placed first in the 50 to 59 division of the 100 mile Western States Endurance Run in 2004. In 1995, at age 41, he held course records at all three Pacific Northwest 50-mile trail races and appeared in Sports Illustrated's, "Faces in the Crowd."

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Peace Corps Paraguay 1985 - 1987.   Health care worker and beekeeper.
1997 McKenzie River 50K Ultra-Marathon (first runner over 50).
Licensed for 41 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 10/10/2022

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

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Steven R Smucker
806 SW Broadway Ste 1200
Portland, OR, 97205
Steven R Smucker
806 Sw Broadway Ste 1200
Portland, OR, 97205-3314
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2009
Josph Miller
Steve was recommended to me by a co-worker after my car accident. We were at a stand still with the other drivers insurance and Steve took over handling the case in a very professional manner and kept us updated thru the whole process. What started out as a very stressful situation became almost pleasant while he handled everything for us. I have recommended him to others since our case.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 1990 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongues
  • 1981 - 1984
  • Trial Assistant
  • Metropolitan Public Defender
  • 1975 - 1978


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Reed College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • Deason v. Loren Obrist Excavation Company
  • Plaintiff Award
  • Gnass v. Hooker Creek Construction
  • Confidential settlement


  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Silver Buckle
  • Western States Endurance Run
  • 2004


  • Long Road: Outdoor Enthusiast Faces Difficult Path to Recovery
  • 2010
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Prepare for Battle: Car Crash Case Basics
  • 2005
  • Oregon State Bar
  • International Bankruptcies: Reflections on the Golden Rule
  • 1989
  • Oregon Law Review
  • Shielding Editorial Conversations from Discovery: The Relationship between Herbert v. Lando and Oregon's Shield Law
  • 1981
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ashland Partners Training week
  • Demonstration of Mock Deposition on Accounting Fraud
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Steven
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have seen Mr. Smucker in action on many claims and cases over many years. He is experienced, dedicated, and does a great job for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I first met Steven back before I was practicing law. He had a tough case and I watched him do a good job with it. In the years since then, I've consistently seen him work very, very hard for his clients. My personal theory is that his long-distance running has taught him never to give up."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Whenever one of my clients has an issue regarding an auto accident or brain injury, I call Steve Smucker. He always answers my questions and is willing to help my clients. I give him the highest marks."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Steve has demonstrated his expertise and dilligence in his practice area for over 25 years."
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Portland Car accident Lawyer Steven R Smucker
Steven R Smucker
Car accident Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 41 years