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Christopher A Slater

Motorcycle accident Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 21 years
    Oregon - OR 26 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Motorcycle accident

    27 years

  2. Car accident

    27 years

  3. Wrongful death
    Wrongful Death with a focus on motorcycle accidents

    27 years

I started riding motorcycles in 1985.  I started practicing law in 1997.  I eventually became a motorcycle attorney.  I help fellow riders who are injured in Oregon and Washington and work on motorcycle-related legislative issues in Salem and Olympia.  I am passionate about all things motorcycle.

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Christopher A. Slater
2314 N.W. Savier Street
Portland, OR, 97210

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Posted by Linda | May 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer when you need one
when I and my daughter was in a car accident I was referred to Chris and I am so glad that I was. he has experience to do the job right, knowledgeable at what he does and is very professional. if you need a great attorney call Chris as he is one of the best I have seen
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2013
Piece of Mind
I had telephoned several attorneys regarding my situation. None of them viewed my case as I did; there was something wrong with the timing of a work-related injury claim and my employment being terminated. Then, someone referred me to Christopher Slater. I was instantly impressed with his honesty, knowledge of the law, and how well informed he was of the particular requirements for the industry in which I was employed. He expressed confidence, patience, and the value of timing with regards to filing my complaint with the proper court. Christopher's genuine concern regarding my current medical condition was a relief and he advised me to "take care of it first". Christopher spent a great deal of time on the phone during the initial conference and everytime afterwards. He was easy to talk with and always straightforward; often using metaphors to get his point across. And always he made certain I had no questions at the end of all conversations. I appreciated his mindfulness of my time and distance from his office. Office meetings were kept to a bare minimum. The discussions regarding plan of procedures, his work on a contingency basis, and the difference between costs and fees were done via phone or email. He made sure I understood my responsibilities before, during, and after the process of filing a suit. The defendent eventually offered a settlement following a decision made by the State of Oregon courts during discovery. I met with Christopher and the adjudicator to negotiate. It was apparent he is a plaintiff's lawyer, as he often referred to himself. I am certain his ethics, values, and professionalism appear very well in a courtroom. I have a great deal of respect for Christopher and highly recommend him to anyone with questions regarding employment and disablilities.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Christopher A. Slater Attorney at Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Slater Ross
  • 2002 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Christopher A. Slater
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Peter O. Hansen
  • 1997 - 1999
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  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Viterra Clas Action
  • $700,000 settlement fund.
  • McDuffy v. Interstate Distributor Co.
  • $109,000 verdict. An additional $109,000 in attorney fees and costs was awarded by the trial court to be paid by the employer. The verdict received national recognition as one of the first obesity discrimination verdicts in the country..


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Partner in Providing Access to Justice to Low-Income Oregonians
  • The Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice
  • 2009
  • Order of Barristers
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 1997


  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Retaliation: Why Employers Add Insult to Injury
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Salishan: 30th Annual Workers' Compensation Section Meeting
  • Employment Law for Workers' Compensation Attorneys: How to Avoid Adding Insult to Injury
  • 2012
  • OWCA Spring CLE
  • Employment Law: 2011 Update
  • 2011
  • OWCA Spring CLE
  • Employment Law: 2009 Legislative Session Update
  • 2010
  • OWCA Spring CLE
  • Employment Law: Old Issues and New Twists
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Endorse Christopher
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christopher for over 15 years. Christopher's knowledge and experience make him a strong advocate for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christopher is a passionate advocate with the intellect of a professor and the heart of a lion. Having shared office space with Christopher several years ago, and having worked with him recently toward the publication of an excellent article that he wrote on the subject of employer retaliation, I can attest first-hand to his dedication to his clients and to his extensive working knowledge of labor and employment law--especially in the area of employment discrimination. I have referred clients to Christopher in the past for representation in employment matters, and I certainly would not hesitate to refer additional clients to his office in the future. I know that clients will be in good hands with Christopher."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Slater is a dedicated, experienced passionate advocate for his clients. He respected by his peers for both his trial skills and compassion towards his clients. Your rights will always be protected with Chris by your side. I endorse Chris without hesitation!"
Discrimination Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Employment Law is a labyrinth of statutes, regulations, case interpretations, and ultimately the Constitution. A lawyer with Christian's know-how can help navigate through that complicated maze. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an excellent employment lawyer who understands the law and cares about his clients. He is an intelligent person, sharp attorney and all-around good guy. I have had the pleasure of working with Chris in cases where my client's have been fired by their employers and I know first hand how effective he is in helping people in difficult circumstances. Because I refer my own clients to Chris for help, I highly recommend him for any employment matter."
Discrimination Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally know Chris to be an excellent, hardworking and compassionate lawyer. Chris stands up for the little guy, and serves his clients well."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christopher for a number of years and I have seen how hard he works for his clients. Christopher has a vast knowledge of employment law. He is tough and steadfast in his pursuit of holding wrongdoers accountable. When my clients need advice on employment law, I always refer them to Christopher Slater."
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