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Travis S. Prestwich

Personal injury Attorney at Salem, OR

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Travis

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Car accidents Motorcycle accidents Slip-and-fall accidents Pedestrian accidents

  2. Wrongful death

Travis S. Prestwich is a personal injury and wrongful death attorney serving all of Oregon with his primary office in Salem. Mr. Prestwich is a partner at Swanson Lathen Prestwich, PC, and has over 20 years of experience. He handles matters involving automobile, motorcycle, trucking and pedestrian accidents, nursing home negligence, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death and other areas of catastrophic injury. 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.

In 1996, Mr. Prestwich graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in public policy. He earned his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 2000. He holds a license to practice law before all Oregon state courts and Oregon's Federal District Court. Over the course of his career, he has successfully resolved many complex injury cases through litigation or alternative dispute resolution. He is experienced with arbitration and mediation while remaining a skilled trial lawyer.

The recipient of various honors and awards for his legal accomplishments, Mr. Prestwich is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, invitation-only organizations comprised of attorneys who have recovered verdicts or settlements of $1M or more. In 2016, one of his cases was listed in “Oregon’s Top Verdicts,” and in 2018, he was included on the list of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. In 2020, Mr. Prestwich was invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization of the finest lawyers and judges who have earned great distinction in jury trials and who seek to preserve the right to jury trials in the United States.

Mr. Prestwich serves his legal community through committees and leadership positions. He is a former member of the Oregon State Bar's Board of Governors and a previous chair of the board’s Public Affairs Committee, and was president of his local bar association. 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. Serving in his local community is important to him as well. He has spent many years as a youth sports coach (20+ years), church and youth service organizations, and on various community committees and boards.

He was raised in Utah and Arizona, but he considers himself an Oregonian, having lived her for nearly 30 years.  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.  


Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC
3040 Commercial Street SE
Suite 200
Salem, OR, 97302

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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Robyn L. Phillips-Simons | October 11, 2014
Integery, honesty,
It took some time to finally come to a settlement but we prevailed! I knew that hiring Mr. Prestwich was the best chance to win my case against an out of state company. Not only did we win but I was able to be rewarded not just for my injuries but the lost of several other items as well. I give Mr. Prestwich a lot of praise for having to have a ton of patience with me as I spoke my mind on more than a few visits and yes I even doubted his decision on a few occasions. I am so very happy that I was able to hang in there with Mr. Prestwich and he with me. He was honest from the get go all the possibilities of the outcome. And reassured me throughout that he knew the best avenue to go down to get the result we both wanted. I would give Mr. Prestwich a 10000000+++++++++++++++++++++++++ on all levels. He fought for me and never gave up or backed down to insurance companies offers. Because Of his expertise, experience, knowledge of the laws, patience, ability to listen to his client's needs, honesty, integrity, professionalism but most of all believing in me and my right to be rewarded for my injury, I highly recommend Mr. Travis Prestwich and his staff for whatever your need may be. His staff is just as great as he is in giving 1000% to your case. He kept me well informed on the progress of my case. If I ever have the need to hire again, Mr. Prestwich will be the only one I would even consider.
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Posted by robyn phillips-simons | February 25, 2013
Mr. Prestwich contacted me right back. We discussed my case and made an appointment to go into office. I was a bit early and he saw me instead of making me wait. I found him to be very professional and knowlegable. He was very honest and straighforward from the get go and his staff are really pleasant to work with. I am very lucky to have found Mr. Prestwich and we hired each other. I have no doubt that his expertise will make a happy outcome for both of us.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2008
Out of state client
We hired Travis to take care of matters for a driving offense and we were an out of state client. He was great! He handled our case in a timely fashion. He was also very prompt in returning all of our phone calls and when he said he would call us he was never late. We really appreciated his professionalism that was accompanied by kindness and understanding. We also felt that he went out of his way to accomplish what we needed done. I believe that he does carry compassion in realizing that his cases affect his clients' lives. How refreshing!! We would reccommend him as a lawyer to anybody.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC
  • 1998 - Present


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Brigham Young University
  • MA-- Social & Family Policy
  • 1996
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA -- Public Policy
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Charles & Pat Eastridge v. Cleaver Brooks, Paramount & Mar-Dustrial
  • $5 million verdict in Multnomah Co., Oregon


  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Travis
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Travis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Travis Prestwich is an exceptional personal injury attorney who is well respected by his fellow attorneys throughout the local community. I know Travis to be honest, professional, and hard working. I highly recommend him."
Wrongful death Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Travis is an exceptional litigator. I have referred several clients to him for help on personal injury and wrongful death matters. He represents my clients with dignity and professionalism. I certainly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sincerely endorse attorney Prestwich! The answers of Mr. Prestwich are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would be looking for in hiring an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. I have known Travis for several years. I have referred numerous personal injury clients to Travis, and he has always handled each case in a professional competent manner."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. As a partner in a very successful personal injury firm in Salem, Travis has earned the reputation among attorneys throughtout Oregon as a hardworking and honest attorney. I personally know him to be a great father and husband and outstanding member in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Salem Personal injury Lawyer Travis S. Prestwich
Travis S. Prestwich
Personal injury Attorney
Salem, OR
Licensed for 23 years