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Derek David Larwick

Car accident Attorney at Eugene, OR

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Derek

Learn Derek’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    60%

    12 years, 75 cases

  2. Medical malpractice
    20%

    12 years, 10 cases

  3. Trucking accident
    20%

    12 years, 5 cases

Derek is a Pacific Northwest native and the son of a logger and a public school teacher. He grew up in Southwest Washington, felling timber and bucking logs with his father. As a young man, Derek became a Wildland Firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service. He supervised other firefighters and developed a deep appreciation for the safety rules that protect workers and protect everyone in our community. When Derek was 26 years old, his 22-year-old cousin was killed on the job as a power lineman because his employer violated key safety rules. The employer took shortcuts and chose not to ground the utility truck that day. The worker’s compensation law provided no recourse for Derek’s cousin or family, and there was no legal action that would discourage the employer from creating other dangerous conditions. That powerless feeling led Derek to pursue a career in law. He committed himself to using the civil justice system to hold negligent and reckless people and corporations accountable when they injure or kill others.

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Location

Larwick Law Firm
1190 West 7th Ave.
Eugene, OR, 97402

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Reviews

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Posted by thalia | April 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY recommended
For a time I was a legal assistant, so i have a fairly good sense when it comes to telling the difference between a great, mediocre, and lousy attorney. Derek Larwick is one of the best I have come across. He'll evaluate your case and give you an honest answer as to whether or not it would be prudent to move forward. No BS, no "ambulance chaser" mentality, just a straightforward, knowledgeable dude. His staff is great as well-- very responsive and sweet. My feelings about him were validated the day I walked into his office and saw what looked like a florists' shop more than an attorney's office. I asked about the numerous vases of flowers and was told that they were all from happy clients. Need I say more?
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Posted by Joseph | February 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Almost two years ago, I had an accident that kept me in hospital and rehab for three months. Couldn't sit up, stand, or walk for even longer. Devastating. I was referred to Derek Larwick. A great blessing, as things turned out. As a one-time lawyer, I could not imagine better representation. The team of Derek, Ashley, Beatrice, and Enya were willing to take on a case they weren't sure of at first, but toiled away for months. They were all fabulous. And today, I got a check for more than I had thought possible. Today, my life is transformed. Huge thanks. Deep appreciation.
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Posted by Alice | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Going The Extra Mile
A year after my accident I called the Larwick Law firm with my dilemma. My recovery from my back/neck injury had plateaued out leaving me with a permanent affliction. Could they help me? It had been many years since I had needed a lawyer and I was very pleasantly surprised to hear that Attorney Larwick would come for a consult and as I lived 75 miles away we made arrangements to meet at my local library. Any trepidation I had had fell away during the meeting. He was so informative, skilled and reassuring I became a grateful client on the spot. During the next several months his office worked so efficiently with me. Phone calls, emails even teaching me how to sign papers electronically! Always professional and kind. After close consideration we came to a decision to accept a settlement that worked for me. One of his office staff delivered the check right to my door! Attorney Larwick and his bright staff were a highlight during my ordeal I shall ever be grateful for. They went the extra mile . . .
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Posted by Dusty | July 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
I was rear ended last year, the opposing insurance company offered me $0 in compensation. They didn't believe I was injured, despite having to go to physical therapy twice a week. I have a condition that makes me an "eggshell skull". Impacts are much more damaging to me than a normal person. Derek and Ashley really came through for me. They were able to get my PIP claim repaid and myself a settlement. Despite the insurance company telling me to pound sand, Derek got results I would never have imagine possible. Derek fights for the justice regular folks deserve. If you are staring down fat cats at an insurance company, give it up and go see Derek.
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Posted by Donald | May 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I am very happy with the work Derek and his team did. They communicated with me often and made sure I was a part of the process. I just think they made everything more personalized than I would have received from another law firm.
Posted by Greg | May 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Legal Assistance
I found Larwick Law Firm to be professional and extremely helpful. Derek explained details of navigating through my case with great patience. Throughout the last 2 years I've had questions and problems and when I would call for help they were quick to assist. When I called I usually spoke with Ashley and she was ALWAYS friendly, patient and very helpful as well. They did all the work that I could not handle myself and was very happy with the restitution they helped me to receive.
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Posted by Jozef | September 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Communicative and Helpful
Derek and his team are top-notch. They helped take the stress out of a very stressful situation--as personal injury cases often are--and remained transparent with me during the whole process. I didn't know much about this branch of law, but they made it easy to understand the process and what exactly my involvement would be at every step of the way. Truly a five-star experience!
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Posted by Jonathan | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very grateful!
I was nervous about working with a lawyer, but from the beginning Derek and his firm were open, clear, and professional about my personal injury case. I felt like I knew what to expect throughout the case and there were no surprises. They took care of everything. I knew that my case was not going to be simple, but they took it on with confidence and were able to go above and beyond expectations. I ended up with a settlement that I was pleased with and that I certainly could not have gotten on my own. Needless to say, I am very grateful for them.
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Posted by Audrey | January 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personable & reliable.
Derek took a risk on my case because I was young & not visibly injured (head/back/neck injury.) He took several crying phone calls & made everything easier for me as I went to countless doctor appointments. Before working with Derek I was getting several insurance phone calls a week & after, they ended. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to work with a person who cares for their client.
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Posted by Diana | January 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
personal injury lawsuit (plaintiff)
My experience with Derek Larwick was in conjunction with my attorney Willow Hillman. They represented me in a very difficult personal injury case. I found them to be trustworthy, competent and professional at all times. They both explained the issues in my case so that as a lay person I could understand their object. As a result after two years of back and forth depositions and negotiations, the case was won in my favor. I highly recommend their representation
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Posted by James | November 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Derek is a very smart and respectful gentleman. He made my situation very stress free. I had a short window of time left and Derek was quick and efficient, without cutting any corners. I was highly satisfied with my time with him and would recommend him to anyone in need of legal help!
Posted by Michele | October 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, ethical and professional
Derek is wonderful. He’s honest about what can be expected. He is personable and professional. He explains things in simple, understandable terms. He was available for any questions I had and kept me informed about the progress of my case. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
Posted by Bruce | September 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Boat wreck
Derek negotiated a settlement for us regarding a boating accident. We were very impressed with our results and his and Ashley’s professional assistance walking us through the whole ordeal. Thank you.
Posted by Kristina | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and Confident!
My husband and I hired Derek to help with a very emotional and devastating situation. His knowledge in law combined with his drive to find congruity was remarkable. Derek shows empathy with his clients and we would definitely recommend him to a friend or family member.
Posted by Gail | June 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Competent Lawyer
Because I dithered as to whether to file a claim on my motor vehicle accident claim at all, I only contacted an attorney at the last minute before my statute of limitations ran out. Derek Larwick was recommended and proved exceptionally competent in handling my case which had all sorts of difficulties, even though I was not at fault. He handled all aspects very professionally. He and his assistant, Ashley, explained everything thoroughly, in depth, and always followed through with appointments, paperwork, and time commitments. He answered all my questions, the pros and cons of the case, and various approaches at each step of the process in pursuing my claim. Against formidable resistance and odds from the insurance company lawyer representing the driver who hit me,, he secured a settlement that was the very best that could have been had, given the soft spots of my case. And in the end, he charged me much less than I expected for his services, even negotiating with my health insurers to reduce their costs. In all, he secured a final award of about 20% over what I expected as recompense for my troubles. I'd recommend this attorney highly.
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Posted by Emily | May 26, 2018
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Excellent, compassionate attorney. Highly Recommended!
I hired Derek to represent me in an MVA case. Having no prior experience with this type of situation I was immediately comfortable with his approach which was explained in detail to me at the consultation visit. I did not feel the need to look any further after that initial visit. Both Derek and his assistant Ashley have excellent communication skills and I was kept up to date through out the entire process. I felt comfortable contacting them at any time with questions which were always answered promptly. What I appreciate the most about Derek is his kind and considerate demeanor. I found him to be very personable, highly ethical, organized and willing to go above and beyond to get the result he felt was fair in the case. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Quinn | May 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome experience!
I came to Derek with a time sensitive case that involved a car accident, he was very thorough in explaining the process and it was completely stress free for me. They kept me updated and responded promptly to my questions and concerns. I received a settlement and now I can finally get the treatment I need, thank you, Derek!
Posted by MD | May 16, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Derek Larwick Attorney Review
When I brought my situation to Derek, he promptly responded to my questions in a professional manor. Most importantly, he was organized, insightful, and honest. Although my case ended up not being his direct area of expertise, he rightfully referred me to an attorney whom he thought would be best suited to take this on. He made the entire process easy, simple and relaxed from the very beginning. I would highly recommend considering Derek for your attorney needs regardless of your case because no matter what, he will place you in the right hands.
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Posted by Janice | March 30, 2016
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Former Firefighter Fighting for us
Derek is the type of attorney everyone should look for and NEED. He looks at every situation with an open mind and then figures out the best strategy to fight it.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 29%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney Owner
  • Larwick Law Firm, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Oregon School Of Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trial Attorney Shareholder
  • Corson & Johnson Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • U.S.Court Of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Jensen Elmore & Stupasky
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • 2003 - 2008
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Education

  • ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School
  • Certificate
  • 2016
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Auto collision injuries for a person with hemophilia
  • $300,000 for the plaintiff
  • Pharmaceutical negligence resulting in overdose
  • $475,000 for the plaintiff
  • Boating collision
  • Full and fair settlement for the plaintiff
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Associations

  • Trial Guides
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Bar Mentor for New Lawyers
  • 2017 - Present
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • Faculty Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Products Liability Section
  • Member, Editor
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Trauma Healing Project
  • Secretary, Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Williams Institute Moot Court Competition at UCLA Law School
  • Judge
  • 2012 - 2012
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Appellate Advocacy Coach
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Oregon Law Review
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Academy
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Trial Academy
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • First Place Brief at Western Regional Competition
  • American Constitution Society
  • 2011
  • Orlando J. Hollis Academic Scholarship
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2011
  • Jame T. Landye Trial Advocacy Scholarship
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2011
  • Lois I. Baker Academic Scholarship
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2010
  • Second Place at National Trial Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Volume 89
  • Oregon Law Review
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Writing in Law Practice (2013-2017)
  • Law 602
  • 2017
  • John E. Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Speaking Presenter of the John E. Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award to Judge Alfred T. Goodwin
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is an excellent choice if you are looking for a Plaintiff's attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Derek is an intelligent, hardworking, and caring attorney who does his best for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is dedicated and passionate about helping his clients and does outstanding work. He has worked with some of the best lawyers in the state and it shows."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is a skilled advocate and has true compassion for the clients he represents."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney who is dedicated to achieving justice for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is as smart, caring, capable and hardworking as attorneys get, and I recommend him fully."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is smart, thorough, and experienced. These qualities make him a highly effective advocate for his clients, who is respected by his colleagues and peers."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is a very driven and knowledgeable attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Derek at an eight-week trial academy course. He was personable, knowledgeable, and always prepared. It was clear that he is dedicated to his clients, his cases and the craft of trial-lawyering."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is a smart, hardworking attorney, who does not shy away from a fight. I endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've always been impressed by Derek's dedication to his craft. He's a smart, aggressive, and experienced litigator. He cares deeply about his personal injury clients and won't shy from a fight with an insurance company. Derek has the rare ingredients that make a real trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek has the right combination of skill and passion to effectively advocate for his clients. I readily endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Derek represented me in my capacity as conservator for a minor child who was the beneficiary of a personal injury settlement. Derek was extremely helpful, prompt in responses to all correspondence and a creative advocate for the protected person that I was representing. I'd recommend Derek without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Derek for years as an attorney who is creative, smart, and cares about his clients. Derek is always looking to the next step in how our law practices can better serve our clients. I endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is an experienced and well regarded injury attorney. I have consulted with him on several cases over the years, and can attest to the breadth of his knowledge and the quality of his work."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Derek is an excellent legal writer. He recently helped me on a case by researching and writing a brilliant opposition to two summary judgments filed by co-defendants in a complicated products liability case with many claims. He prepared a compelling opposition memorandum that created issues of fact where necessary and was precise on the relevant law. I am very happy with Derek's work product and I will definitely use his services again. I highly recommend Derek to lawyers who need assistance with complicated writing projects and legal briefs. I endorse this attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have both worked on cases with Derek and consulted with him on many of my cases. He knows the law, helps his clients navigate a complicated system and advocates vigorously for them."
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