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Michael C Baxter

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Portland, OR

3.7   3 reviews

also known as Michael Baxter, Michael Charles Baxter


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Mike Baxter has been in private practice as a trial attorney since 1991. His practice focuses on consumer litigation and personal injury was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1991. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. In 2003, he received the NACA's prestigious Trial Attorney of the Year 1995, he obtained a $1 million punitive damage verdict against Carr Chevrolet for violations of Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices 1998, he obtained a $600,000 verdict against TRW for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting 2002, he obtained a $5.3 million verdict against Trans Union for violations of the 2005, he obtained a verdict against Equifax for $210, 2010, he obtained a $100,000 verdict in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case.*In 2010, he received the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating ® for legal skill and received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon in 1970. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Detroit in 1984. He received his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in AdmissionsUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitUnited States District Court for the District of OregonUnited States Bankruptcy Court for the District of OregonOregon Supreme CourtOregon Court of AppealsOregon Circuit Courts

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State OR
Status Suspended - Non-Disciplinary
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Baxter & Baxter, LLP
8835 SW Canyon Ln Ste 130
Portland, OR, 97225-3451
Baxter & Baxter, LLP
421 High Street, Suite 103
Oregon City, OR, 97045
Baxter & Baxter, LLP
5291 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite 140
Hillsboro, OR, 97124
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Posted by Linda | March 15, 2013
Baxter & Baxter
From the start, Baxter and Baxter law firm got results. While I was in the office for my initial consultation, Mr. Baxter contacted the attorney for the collection firm and immediately got the false judgment vacated. It was reassuring to hear Mr. Baxter tell me that it was terrible what the collection agency had done to me. I had felt so helpless because nothing I had done had stopped these people from coming after me. Baxter and Baxter attempted to settle out of court and through mediation. But when the issues could not be resolved that way, Mr. Baxter was ready to challenge the collection firm through the court system. A jury decided in my favor with a verdict for $100,000. Baxter and Baxter represented my case with integrity, professionalism and competence. The victory was due to their diligence and knowledge of the law. I would have been lost without their help. Baxter and Baxter is a family run law firm that represents the victim with compassion and dignity.
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Posted by Becky | November 6, 2012
My experience with Baxter & Baxter was outstanding
I am so grateful for their representation. As a victim of identity theft ranging back to the 1980s, I found myself continually fighting the credit bureaus to clean my credit report of false information. The final straw occurred when I was forced to take my name off the deed of our home because of false information on my credit report. Fortunately for me I found the law firm of Baxter & Baxter LLP who brought a case against Equifax under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. After a weeklong trial in federal court, a jury returned a verdict of $200000. Best of all, I finally got a clean credit report. I am so appreciative of the excellent work done by Justin and Michael Baxter — not only due to the results of the lawsuit, but because of the personal and caring attention I received. I wholeheartedly recommend the legal services of Baxter & Baxter!
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Posted by Mike | August 3, 2012
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Mr Baxter asked me repeatedly to explain my case AFTER he has filed the suit (the second time) The first time he filed in the wrong court and half the suit was thrown out because I couldn't sue the trustee only the bank. Despite winning the suit elements of the settlement STILL aren't satisifed. In September it was settled in my favor and took 5 months to get calculations on my back mortgage which "interestingly" was exactly what I settled for (less of course his fee). I was sent a bill when there was a balance due to ME. I was told in February that his sons wife had a baby and when he returned to work my check would be sent - I finally asked him for it in August and was told "he forgot" about me. It seemed to be a running theme with Mr. Baxter and my case. As far as I am concerned I was treated like a contingency step child - or more appropriately like an easy, because it sure wasn't quick, way to make $35,000.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 40%-45%

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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner, Founder
  • Baxter & Baxter, LLP
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Detroit
  • MBA
  • 1984
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970

Legal Cases

  • Miller v. Equifax
  • $18.5 million jury verdict
  • West v. (Blank)
  • $100,000 jury verdict
  • Valentine v. Equifax
  • $200,000 Jury Verdict
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Associations

  • Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Oregon Super Lawyers 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Trial Attorney of the Year
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Rights Litigation Conference
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an asset to our consumer bar and is a great source of advice."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike Baxter is a tireless advocate for consumers. As the founding member of this law firm, he has championed the cause of the underdog in complex litigation against credit reporting agencies, collection agencies, and auto dealers. He has a record of successful jury verdicts and a long list of happy clients."
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Bankruptcy and debt
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Portland Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Michael C Baxter
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