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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.  

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 75%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Travis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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  • Alexander Jones

    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.

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    Alexander Jones Family Attorney
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Contact info

Swanson, Lathen, Alexander, McCann & Prestwich, PC

3040 Commercial Street SE
Suite 200
Salem, OR, 97302

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive200008/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Oregon Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Family Studies ScholarshipCenter for the Study of the Family1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSwanson, Lathen, Alexander, McCann & Prestwich, PC1998 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMember2000 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Oregon State BarBoard of Governors2012 - 2015
Marion County Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2010
Marion County Bar AssociationBoard Member2007 - 2011
Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division, CLE SubcommitteeFormer Chair2004 - 2006
Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division, CLE SubcommitteeChairman2003 - 2004
Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division, CLE SubcommitteeMember2000 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Charles & Pat Eastridge v. Cleaver Brooks, Paramount & Mar-Dustrial$5 million verdict in Multnomah Co., Oregon
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Brigham Young UniversityFamily & Social PolicyMA-- Social & Family Policy1996
Brigham Young UniversityPublic PolicyOther - Bachelors1996