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About me

While spending two years in Argentina on a church mission, I realized the importance of having an advocate.  Several people in Argentina were living with little hope and little recourse to handle daily problems. 

When I returned home, I noticed people in the United States living without an advocate and not knowing where to turn regarding their every day problems. 
At that moment, I decided to become a lawyer to help people who cannot help themselves. 
My desire is to point people in the right direction and use my legal training to be an advocate for others. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%



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  • Marc W Gunn

    I have known Brian for a number of years. Our firm routinely refers our clients to Brian and his law firm to assist with personal injury and wrongful death matters. He has always treated our clients in a professional, dignified manner and achieves excellent results.


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Contact info

Swanson, Lathen, Alexander & McCann, PC

3040 Commercial St SE Suite 200
Salem, OR, 97302


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Pro Bono Law Firm of the YearMarion County Bar Association2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Cambridge Who's Who 2010-2011Cambridge2010
Graduate of the Barton Boot CampBill Barton2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AMarion County Medical Legal Committee2004 - Present
Lawyer and former law clerkSwanson Lathen et al2001 - Present
EmployeeStatesman Journal1989 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMember2004 - Present
Marion County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
United States District CourtMember2004 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
MCBA Board of DirectorsBoard member2015 - 2017
YMCACoach2009 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe v. U.S. Car CompanyConfidential settlement out of court
Mullins v. SchmidtVerdict in excess of 1,000,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
AvvoLegal Guides2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of OregonInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Youth GroupLaw2010
Trial AdvocacyOpening Statements2007