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I've practiced in Oregon since 1978, primarily in the Eugene-Springfield area.
After several years with the Lane County District Attorney, I joined a long standing area law firm focusing on personal injury, civil rights and criminal defense.
I'm a member of the Americn Trial Lawyers Association, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and Oregon Criminal Defense Attorneys (Past President). I'm licensed in all state and federal courts including the United States Supreme Court.
I take my civic obligations seriously, and have served on various boards and committees working toward improvements in legal representation and access to the law during my entire career.
I enjoy practicing in a small firm environment...no cookie cutter responses to my clients' problems. I aim to provide highly personalized service to each and everyone of them. As a result, I've been able to achieve substantial financial settlements and judgments in injury and insurance cases and violations of individual civil rights. In defending against criminal charges, I've successfully challenged the state's evidence with resulting not guilty verdicts, substantially reduced charges and favorable plea negotioans.
My aim....listen carefully, respect the humanity in each client and represent vigorously.
I consider it a privilege to be able to protect my clients in our often complicated legal system.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Attorney||Veralrud & Fowler, Attorneys||1981 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Lane County District Attorney's Office||1978 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Public Defender Services of Lane County, Inc.||Board of Directors||1995 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|Public Defender Services of Lane County, Inc.||Chair, Board of Directors||1999 - 2003|
|Lane County Bar Association||Chair, Judicial Administration Committee||1995 - 1996|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||President||1984 - 1986|
|University of Oregon School of Law||Trial Practice Instructor||1984 - 1999|
|Oregon State Bar District Court Practice Comittee||Co-chair||1982 - 1983|
|Trial Practice Instructor||Oregon District Attorney's Association||1978 - 1981|
|University of Oregon School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|University of Oregon||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|DUI Defense Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attacking The Breath Test||1986|
|Oregon Law School Practice Symposium||Police Misconduct/Civil Rights||N/A|
|OCDLA Defending DUII Seminar||Attacking the Breath Test||N/A|
|Dog attack||Settled before trial for $450,000|
|Dog bite case||$240,000 settlement before trial|
|Civil Rights Violation Against police||$1.7 million|
|Sexual abuse of teen by church worker||$1.25 million|
|Aviation wrongful death||$900,000|
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