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I am a trial lawyer in Portland, Oregon representing individuals and families who have been harmed by the fault of others.  I have worked with my dad, Chuck Paulson, since 1995 after working for an insurance defense firm and work with my law partner John Coletti.

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Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC

1022 Nw Marshall
Ste 450
Portland, OR, 97209

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    21 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Defective Products: 10%
    21 years
  4. Birth Injury: 10%
    21 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%
    21 years

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199507/16/2016
ORActive199107/16/2016
CAInactive199105/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury & Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury & Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 25 Women Attorneys in OregonSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury & Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 25 Women Attorneys in OregonSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury & Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2012
Top 25 Women Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury & Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2011
Top 50 Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2011
Top 25 Women Attorneys in OregonSuper Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in America in Personal Injury & Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2010
Top 25 Women Attorneys in OregonSuper Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury & Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2009
Top 25 Women Attorneys in OregonSuper Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury & Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Top 25 Women Lawyers In OregonSuper Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2006
Super Lawyers -- Top 25 Women in OregonSuper Lawyers2006
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2005
Volunteer of the YearOregon Trial Lawyers Association1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPaulson Coletti Trial Attorneys1995 - Present
AssociateBodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain LLP1991 - 1995
Law ClerkUS District Court (Portland)1990 - 1991
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2012 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1991 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaInactive Member1990 - Present
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro EastBoard Member2007 - 2013
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Past Board Member, Past President1995 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Patient Wanders from Assisted Living FacilityPlaintiff verdict for $821,000
Injury Resulting in QuadriplegiaJury verdict - $7,000,000.00
Failure to Diagnose Brain SwellingJury verdict - $1,400,000.00
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Indiana UniversityEconomics and Public PolicyBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Arizona State UniversityEconomicsN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Learning The RopesTorts -- Avoiding Malpractice2011