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Adam Gamboa

Personal injury Attorney at Portland, OR

4.5   8 reviews

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About Adam

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I provide a unique advantage to my clients. I spent the earlier part of his career as an insurance defense attorney. That experience gives me intimate knowledge of the defense tactics routinely used by insurance companies that I will use to your benefit. This invaluable insight into insurance company thinking and strategy will give you the best possible chance of recovering the compensation you deserve.

I received excellent legal training working for one of Oregon’s most well respected law firms. It became clear to me as my career progressed, however, that I was truly passionate about representing individuals – not insurance companies. It was that passion that led me to found Gamboa Law Firm.

Licensed for 17 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/30/2023
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/10/2022

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

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Gamboa Law Firm LLC
1235 SE Morrison St.
Ste 150
Portland, OR, 97214

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth it
My case in total was 11 months of medical provider treatment followed by a ridiculously low offer from the insurance company given I have sustained permanent injury. I contacted Adam, and entered a 24 month legal process - driven exclusively by my insurance company because an uninsured driver hit me. I believe it to be worth it given settlement offer to me was 5 X over original offer. By my calculations, my settlement paid me about $100 per hour of my time and paid Adam about $700 per hour of his. Adam's services are totally worth it as I was not further taken advantage of by my insurance provider or the uninsured driver. That said, the process of negotiation with my insurance company has been absolute crap, lengthy, dealing with a patronizing insurance company (and it's local legal team, which took 12 months to appoint), and generating a sense of powerlessness for me as my time was clearly ranked less valuable than the legal system. Adam could not have done better.
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Posted by Emily | April 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient and Helpful
I was given Adam's name after a really awful car crash, and having never been in the situation wasn't really sure what to do. Adam was patient in explaining each step of the process, consulting me to make sure I was comfortable with each decision and backing me up when the insurance company was being elusive (shocker). I really appreciated his help navigating a scary time and taking some of the pressure off of figuring out what I needed to do so I could focus on healing. Would definitely recommend Adam!
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Posted by Forrest | December 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Good Communicator, Trustworthy
I found Adam Gamboa based on a recommendation of a friend. He did not disappoint. He ran me through what his professional recommendation was, his fee, and how the general flow of my case could go. He was honest and accurate on every aspect we discussed. I would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to family or friends.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, honest and out for his client's best interest.
Adam represented me in a personal injury claim that had some special circumstances that required him to think about some specifics and how they would affect the outcome for me. He was insightful, thoughtful and respectful of my wishes. My outcome was the best that it could have been in the situation that I was in. I wholeheartedly recommend Adam if you want an honest and capable lawyer.
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Posted by Suzanne | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Responsive
Adam is the first attorney I've ever hired and I am so grateful I did. He helped me through the entire process of resolving my auto accident claim step by step. He explained everything clearly so that I understood what was happening and could make informed decisions. Adam advocated for me and was a true partner throughout the entire process. I would recommend him to anyone going through an auto accident claim. He is honest and responsive: exactly what you want when you're navigating legal and medical issues from an auto accident.
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Posted by Misti | March 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car insurance claim
Adam was very easy to work with. This was my first car insurance claim and he gave me all the information I needed, explained it in a way I could understand, and he was very quick at laying everything out for me. I had no worries as he took care of everything. His confidence was paired with kindness and he easily gained my trust, I thank him for that. Always available and a joy to connect with.
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Posted by Kristen | February 10, 2015
Effective, Responsive, and Informative.
Mr. Gamboa helped me with an auto injury case with minor impact but that caused me a significant amount of pain. He always returned my phone calls regarding the status of the case and got me a settlement amount that was 6 times as much as the insurance company offered me on my own. He used to be an insurance defense lawyer so he knows how the other side thinks. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by James | September 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Shameful & unacceptable
I contacted this man directly through email and gave him some information regarding my case. He contacted me back and said that my timelines had run out. Then he had the nerve to say good luck. I directly emailed him a copy of the laws regarding the statutes of limitations because " my timelines had not run out ". He didn't even have the integrity to respond . . .
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Gamboa Law Firm LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, PC
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Rose Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Walters & Caietti
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Weatherwax High School
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Settled - Policy Limits
  • I-405 Collision
  • Settled - Policy Limits

Associations

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • LASO Bankruptcy Clinic
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • LASO Bankruptcy Clinic
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • LASO Bankruptcy Clinic
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • LASO Bankruptcy Clinic
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Award
  • LASO Bankruptcy Clinic
  • 2010
  • USD School of Law Scholarship
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2004
  • USD School of Law Scholarship
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2003
  • USD School of Law Scholarship
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2002
  • Cal in the Capitol Award
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Adam Gamboa for several years while we were both associate attorneys at a large law firm. Adam's lawyering style is defined by fierce advocacy, the highest standards of ethics and honesty, and his true desire and passion for helping others. I unequivocally endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked closely with Adam as a colleague in an insurance defense law practice for several years. Adam is smart, caring, fights for his clients, and knows the ins and outs of insurance companies and the attorneys they hire. You want him to represent you!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is a great lawyer with a strong code of personal ethics. You can trust him to provide zealous representation while looking out for your best interests."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is personable and easy to talk to. He's given me helpful feedback on litigation matters, and it's reassuring to be able to refer clients to such a capable, expert lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Adam for four years and know him to be a professional, hard-working attorney. He thinks strategically about big picture client objectives, and executes a litigation plan efficiently. He is empathetic and cares about his clients, his co-workers, and his community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a great attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in the Portland area."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend Adam Gamboa. He's an attorney of the highest caliber, has a warm and engaging personality and outstanding personal integrity."
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Personal injury Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 17 years
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