Travis Prestwich works exclusively representing injuried parties and their families in the wrongful death and personal injury cases. He focuses on all types wrongful death and personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, premises liability and product liability cases. He recognizes that these cases require experience and personal attention to bring about the best and most just outcome for his clients. Mr. Prestwich engages in alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation, settlement conferences and arbitration where possible to reduce the stress and expense for his clients.
Mr. Prestwich recently worked with a national law firm in prosecuting a mesothelioma case in Portland, Oregon, and obtained a $5M verdict on behalf of their clients. In two recent wrongful death claims, one resolved in mediation and the other litigated through arbitration, Travis obtained very favorable results for his clients. However, when these methods are not possible, he is a very effective trial attorney in both jury and bench trials. He recently obtained a jury verdict in a disputed liability premises case in which he obtained a judgment nearly nine times the offer made. He understands the worry and stress that a death or injury can place on a person and his or her family.
He recently completed a four-year term on the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors and was the chair for the Bar's Public Affairs Committee. This position allowed him to lead the Bar's legislative efforts, both by working with Bar staff and fellow Board members, as well as, testifying before the Oregon legislature. A highlight of that service was his leadership in obtaining changes in Oregon law regarding cy pres, i.e. giving unclaimed monies in class action lawsuits to legal aid rather than refunding those monies to the corporate wrongdoer.
Although he grew-up in Utah and Arizona, Mr. Prestwich considers himself an Oregonian, having spent 20 years here. His wife is from Salem and three of his four children were born in Salem as well. He enjoys spending time with his family and the various activities in which his children are involved. He also believes in serving in his community, whether it be on a board or committee or, more importantly, as a coach and mentor for children. He has served as a basketball and/or baseball and softball coach for 15 consecutive years.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Super Lawyers Magazine||Oregon Super Lawyer||2016|
|Super Lawyers Magazine||Oregon Super Lawyer||2015|
|Super Lawyers Magazine||Oregon Super Lawyer||2014|
|Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Family Studies Scholarship||Center for the Study of the Family||1995|
|Shareholder||Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2000 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2000 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Board of Governors||2012 - 2015|
|Marion County Bar Association||President||2010 - 2010|
|Marion County Bar Association||Board Member||2007 - 2011|
|Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division, CLE Subcommittee||Former Chair||2004 - 2006|
|Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division, CLE Subcommittee||Chairman||2003 - 2004|
|Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division, CLE Subcommittee||Member||2000 - 2004|
|Charles & Pat Eastridge v. Cleaver Brooks, Paramount & Mar-Dustrial||$5 million verdict in Multnomah Co., Oregon|
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|Willamette University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Brigham Young University||Family & Social Policy||MA-- Social & Family Policy||1996|
|Brigham Young University||Public Policy||BA -- Public Policy||1996|