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Jeffrey Paul Thayer

Car accident Attorney at Salem, OR

4.8   6 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 20 years
    Oregon - OR 25 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

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Jeffrey Thayer’s practice emphasizes personal injury, medical malpractice, and disputes with insurance companies. He exclusively represents injured parties in all aspects of claims involving personal injury and wrongful death, including car accidents, premises liability (slip and fall), and first-party disputes with insurance companies (denial of motor vehicle PIP claims and uninsured and underinsured motorist claims).


Jeff is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, Washington State Bar, and the Federal District Court for the District of Oregon. He is a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.


Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Jeff worked as a judicial law clerk in the Multnomah County Circuit Court and performed contract work for attorneys in the Portland area, working on claims involving car accidents and products liability.


Jeff maintains an active trial practice and has litigated injury claims for clients in counties throughout Oregon and Washington.


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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent , professional and caring
I couldn’t have been represented better then mr Thayer, excellent work representing me with a very long,complicated and painful case. My respect for him as professional and as human , very family oriented, I will never thank him enough. Thank you . So much, I will forever recommend you.
Posted by Laura | October 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and skilled attorney
Jeff Thayer was a top-notch professional as he guided our legal process. His experience was apparent from my very first meeting. He explained the process and law in detail and answered all of my questions with regard to my case. No deadlines were missed. Ultimately, he negotiated a settlement to the case which was the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Michael | June 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top-notch Service
Jeff was very straight forward and did an excellent job explaining our case and all options available to us. He did everything exactly the way he said he would - there were no surprises. I felt he was very thorough and covered all his bases which made us feel like he truly had our backs. We honestly did not have to worry about doing battle with the insurance companies that gave us an incredible feeling of relief. Plus, Jeff is genuine and friendly. I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Heidilinn | May 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Love my attorney!
I was overwhelmed by the hospital bills piling up and my auto and health insurance not cooperating with each other. I was involved in a 3 car accident with no fault on my behalf. My doctor Dr Blair suggested that I should seek out representation to assist me in my dealings with both of the insurance companies involved. He suggested Gatti & Gatti as respected individuals that would have my best interest at heart. After enduring numerous phone calls at home and at work from health care collection offices, Jeff Thayer my wonderful attorney got them stopped! What a relief! The whole process was very involved and actually took over 2 years to get to our final resolution. But then Jeff took it UP A NOTCH!!!! Yes he went the extra mile and found a loophole that existed that allowed us to get an extra benefit from my own insurance policy! I didn't even know that we had the opportunity for this benefit! Without mentioning $$$ amounts, I must say it was substantial! An added bonus to what had been a very long road to recovery! I'm incredibly thankful to Mr Thayer! Even though I'm never going to be at the same place I was before the accident, I feel that at the very least I was represented by the best attorney on the planet! Jeff's assistant Ashley is also an asset! Always pleasant and helpful! I would never hesitate to recommend Jeff Thayer to anyone and everyone who may need assistance!
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Posted by Andy | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thayer, Great service!
I had an accident 2 years ago. Jeffery help us though the incident, what to do, and how to do it. He way extremely helpful throughout the process, and was able to get a very nice settlement without any heart ache on our part. His team did Extremely well by us. I would gladly go back to him, hopefully not for the same reason, but if so, I trust him and his guidance!
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Posted by Sherry smead | May 4, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
very hopeful
Mr. Thayer was excellent at listening to mycase:-) he has instructed me to gather my medical records and I believe that he will take my case on its merits I appreciated you helping me to get in touch with him
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gatti, Gatti, Maier, Sayer, Thayer, Smith & Associates
  • 1999 - Present
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Multnomah County Circuit Court
  • 1998 - 1999


  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Linfield College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Salem Car accident Lawyer Jeffrey Paul Thayer
Jeffrey Paul Thayer
Car accident Attorney
Salem, OR
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available