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Jeremy Lyle Bordelon

Employee benefits Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   13 reviews

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About Jeremy

Learn Jeremy’s areas of practice.

I focus on helping disabled people get their benefits, whether short or long-term disability benefits, private disability insurance, medical care, accidental death and dismemberment, and other forms of disability or employee benefits.

The Washington State Rules of Professional Conduct require me to state that while I have been certified as a Social Security Disability Specialist by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy, the Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law and that certification as a specialist is not a requirement to practice law in the state of Washington.

Licensed for 14 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/11/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 01/17/2023

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

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Evergreen Disability Law
465 Northeast 181st Avenue
Suite 500
Portland, OR, 97230


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response!
I’m navigating SSDI and self employment. Jeremy answered my questions online with depth of knowledge and encouragement. Impressed! And feeling less vulnerable moving forward. Way more helpful than SSA.
Posted by Karen | October 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
ERISA Consultation
I consulted with Jeremy with the intention of hiring him for a ERISA appeal on my husband’s behalf because I was anticipating a termination of his LTD benefits. Fortunately, it turned out to be not necessary but I will be contacting Jeremy if needed in the future. During our discussions, I was very comfortable with his advise and he helped me to map out a strategy for our appeal very quickly. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Michelle | November 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best ERISA and SSDI Attorney in Oregon
Jeremy Bordelon is in the upper echelon of attorneys handling ERISA and SSDI disability benefit claims. I have consulted him for his advice and expertise on several of these matters. Jeremy has always been timely, professional, and thorough. He is remarkably strategic in his client representation. I know other attorneys in this area who also think and speak highly of Jeremy. If you are in Oregon or Tennessee and need a fantastic attorney, give Jeremy a call!
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Posted by Doug | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So happy he was on MY team! Thanks is not enough
Though my case was unusual, challenging and settled some months ago, I feel it necessary to show my appreciation for how Mr. Bordelon handled my case. When my LTD was denied, I was at a complete loss and had no idea of where to go or what to do. In my mind, it was over. Others in my company with similar cases found no satisfaction with our company’s LTD carrier. It was not long after that I was referred to Mr. Bordelon. Jeremy’s ability to present my case to the insurance company was something I couldn’t do. His detailed research regarding my profession and citing of similar cases was something I certainly could not emulate. It was through his expertise that I was able to come to a satisfactory settlement. Mr. Bordelon was such a help for our family, and our gratitude cannot fully be expressed in a few paragraphs. Following the settlement, I can finally sleep again. We went from hopeless to breathing room.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Choice
I was referred to Jeremy by another attorney who does not practice in social security law. I needed help and had a deadline. Jeremy was very knowledgable and a pleasure to work with. He explained all of my options which I clearly understood thanks to his help. He was supportive in whatever decision I made but was also willing to weigh in when asked. I really appreciated how much care and time he took into understanding my situation and what would be best for me. I would highly recommend Jeremy to others and plan on using him in the future should another need arise. Thank you for all your help!
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful, knowledgeable Disability Attorney
I contacted Jeremy Bordelon with specific questions about my SSD award and how it may be impacted by previous LTD benefits. Jeremy proved to be knowledgeable, helpful and resourceful, providing prompt responses to my questions, though he wasn't my actual attorney. My representative had passed on Jeremy's contact information so I could get specific questions answered and I'm very glad Jeremy could help me. I recommend Cascadia Disability to anyone seeking representation with their SSD claim.
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Posted by Vicki | October 26, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and thorough
I was amazed by the amount of time and effort Jeremy put into answering my complicated question. He was very thorough and multi-faceted in his approach to our issue.
Posted by Michael | June 19, 2014
Review for Hartford Erisa case
Jeremy was very professional and kept me informed every step of the way. I would definitely recommend him and the firm or Eric Buchanan and Assoc. and would use him myself if I ever needed them again.
Posted by Rebecca | September 26, 2013
Best Attorney
Mr. Bordelon is wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable about the process and laws governing our situation. I would recommend him to anyone looking to hire an attorney that goes above and beyond!!
Response from Jeremy Bordelon April 23, 2014
While I do not regularly work on Worker's Compensation matters, sometimes I am able to provide helpful advice on how other benefits, such as Social Security and Long Term Disability, affect and are affected by Worker's Compensation benefits. Happy to help!
Posted by Bridgett Martin | August 22, 2013
Very helpful and informative
I liked that Jeremy replied to my email responses in such a timely manner. This is so rare for lawyers and he truly exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Joy | May 31, 2013
Like Joleen say's the AVVO lawyers ROCK.
Jeremy gave me extensive advice for my question on Disability and COBRA. He even gave me advise on the phone through his secretary and he recommended a lawyer that was a lot closer to where I live. You see Jeremy lives in Tennessee, I live in Pennsylvania and he still took my phone call. I love AVVO web site, they do ROCK. I want to thank Jeremy and his secretary for all their help. THANK YOU, Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. ~Author Unknown
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2013
Responsive and Knowledgeable
Jeremy is a professional. He carefully reviewed my disability insurance policy in order to understand the viability of my case. He was responsive to my concerns and kept me informed of the status of the case, and that helped me to manage my budget while I was recovering from my illness. He was successful in winning the benefit that I earned, was denied but deserved.
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Posted by Larry | February 12, 2011
The Alleviation of a Distressful Situation
It was obvious from the outset that Jeremy had done his homework, his familiarity with my case and medical history, etc. His composed demeanor was very reassuring to me and my family. His confidence had a very calming effect on me the morning of the hearing (and I don't mind telling you that it was by far the most stressful day of my life!). As a matter of fact, the last four years of my life has been so distressing at times it seemed hopeless. The only regret I have is not hiring him sooner! During the hearing before Judge Proctor in Chattanooga, TN, Jeremy knew just the right questions to ask to relax me but also get the point across. I was impressed with his interaction with the officers of the court, also. If I had to pick one word to describe Jeremy, I suppose it would be "efficient"! I could have never anticipated a more favorable outcome. I predict many successful years for this young man! God Bless Him!
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Response from Jeremy Bordelon April 23, 2014
I was happy to be able to help this client, and many more like him, but I must caution anyone reading these reviews that the outcomes of my clients' cases depend largely on their individual circumstances, and I can't promise everyone they'll have the same results. I can only promise I'll do my best.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Evergreen Disability Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cascadia Disability Law, LLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Junior Partner
  • Eric Buchanan & Associates
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Eric Buchanan & Associates
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Eric Buchanan & Associates
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Paralegal
  • Eric Buchanan & Associates
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Cryptologic Technician
  • United States Navy
  • 1998 - 2006
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  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Rainey v. CHS
  • Court ordered employer to pay
  • Keegan v. MetLife
  • Benefits awarded
  • Cotterman-Henson v. SSA
  • Claim remanded for new hearing
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  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • General Member, member of Disability Section Executive Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified Social Security Disability Specialist
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member, past Chair of Social Security Disability Section
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist
  • National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Academic Excellence Award - Advanced Legal Research
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2009
  • Academic Excellence Award - Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2009
  • Academic Excellence Award - Administrative Law
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2007
  • Navy Expeditionary Medal
  • U.S. Navy
  • 2002
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2)
  • U.S. Navy
  • 2000
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  • Trial Magazine
  • What's on the Horizon for Social Security Disability Claims?
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • AAJ Social Security Success! Seminar
  • The All Evidence Rule
  • 2016
  • TN First-Party Insurance, Bad Faith, and the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act
  • Tennessee First-Party Insurance Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (13)
Endorse Jeremy
Employee benefits Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeremy is one of the few attorneys that has a complete understanding of ERISA and Social Security disability law. His knowledge and experience in helping get people disability benefits is second to none. I recommend Jeremy."
Employee benefits Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Bordelon has illustrated a strong knowledge of ERISA disability benefits. I can wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Bordelon in this area of law."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jeremy for years. In fact, I met him when he was a paralegal It was obvious that he would become a great lawyer. Anyone in the Southeast seeking help with Social Security disability, private disability insurance, or other employee benefit matters should contact Jeremy without reservation."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bordelon is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Employee benefits Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bordelon is very knowledgeable regarding disability benefits and ERISA. He is a regular contributor on AVVO and I often find that once he has answered the question there is no need for me to duplicate his correct answer. If you are in the Chattanooga area and need help with your disability claim, Mr. Bordelon will undoubtedly take good care of you."
Employee benefits Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"We have referred many of our clients with complicated to LTD matters to Jeremy and his office for years. They are all highly competent."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I not met Mr. Bordelon in person, but I have read many of his fine contributions to the Avvo community and it is apparent that he is highly skilled and knowledgeable in Social Security matters. I recommend his services for the disabled without reservation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeremy and I took several classes together in law school, and ever since then it was clear to me that he has a sincere interest in helping people, as do I. Because I care about my clients and want the best for potential clients who come to me, I have referred potential clients to Jeremy for Social Security Disability and other types of cases that are outside of my practice areas. These clients were very pleased with his work on their behalf. Jeremy is capable and compassionate, and I endorse him without reservation. W. Adam Izell"
Employee benefits Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeremy is a nationally known and respected employee benefits specialist, and I endorse him without reservation."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney, I have learned much from Mr. Bordelon's posts. He has demonstrated a breadth and depth of knowledge in a number of practice areas - which are more important than ever to claimants during these troubled economic times. I would have no hesitation in referring a client with an Employee Benefits, ERISA, Private Disability Insurance or Social Security claim to Mr. Bordelon for consultation and possible representation. Border state area residents are fortunate to have an attorney of this caliber available to them. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an expert in the field of Social Security law as revealed by his answers in this Forum. I would not hesitate to refer potential clients to him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeremy is a great advocate to his clients and potential clients. Not only is he a competent representative, but he goes out of his way to make sure his clients and potential clients understand the process for which the are a part of. Believe it or not, this is rare in the legal community!"
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