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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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.
Marc Gunn Criminal defense Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2013 Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year||Marion County Bar Association||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Cambridge Who's Who 2010-2011||Cambridge||2010|
|Graduate of the Barton Boot Camp||Bill Barton||2009|
|N/A||Marion County Medical Legal Committee||2004 - Present|
|Lawyer and former law clerk||Swanson Lathen et al||2001 - Present|
|Employee||Statesman Journal||1989 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|Marion County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|United States District Court||Member||2004 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2001 - Present|
|MCBA Board of Directors||Board member||2015 - 2017|
|YMCA||Coach||2009 - 2012|
|Jane Doe v. U.S. Car Company||Confidential settlement out of court|
|Mullins v. Schmidt||Verdict in excess of 1,000,000.00|
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|Willamette University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Oregon||International Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Trial Advocacy||Opening Statements||2007|