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Martin J McKeown

Workers compensation Attorney at Eugene, OR

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I began my legal career in 1975.  It has always been my intention to deliver justice in whatever way I could to my clients.  When I was a referee/administrative law judge, I held thousands of hearings in the Willamette Valley and Southwestern Oregon.  The hearings were administrative, and more often than not the parties were not represented.  It was up to me to help each party develop its best case and then rule on the case with a final written order.  

When I was with the Attorney General's Office defending claims for SAIF, I had an oportunity to learn how the workers compensation system worked.  It was a revelation which led me to leave and represent injured workers, for that is where my heart is.  I am still doing it.  

I take great pleasure in helping my clients through very difficult situations.  I know it is especially important to help them through the maze of programs in addition to the workers compensation system, to ensure they get through with as few losses and indignities as possible.  My staff and I feel it is our duty to do so.

For six years I served on the Local Professional Reponsibility Committee.  Its purpose was to contact lawyers who had been the subject of complaints and interview and recommend for or against prosecution by the Oregon State Bar. I believe the Bar is at its best when it promply and impartially responds to complaints, whether from other lawyers, citizens or clients.


Licensed for 47 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Martin J McKeown
PO Box 11650
Eugene, OR, 97440


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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Rock Star
Handled my SSA disability. Excellent job!


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Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Martin J. McKeown, PC
  • 1985 - 2016
  • Trial Attorney
  • Coons and McKeown PC
  • 1981 - 1985
  • Trial Attorney
  • Oregon Department Of Justice
  • 1979 - 1981
  • Referee/Administrative Law Judge
  • State of Oregon
  • 1976 - 1979
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  • Gonzaga University
  • A.B.
  • N/A
  • Willamette University
  • J.D.
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Merle West v Kerry Parker
  • Our client's aggravation claim was upheld. Claim reopened and client got the treatment she needed and the timeloss necessary to sustain herself.
  • Kiewit Pacific v. Ennis, 849 P.2d 541 (Or. Ct. App. 1993)
  • Our client was able to have the medical treatment he needed. He also was awarded time loss to make up for his economic loss.
  • Quadel v Luckman
  • Our clients, the widow and children, obtained death benefits to pay for funeral expenses. More importantly they were awarded monthly widow's and childrens' benefits.


  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • N/A
  • Oreogn Workers Compensation Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Workers' Compensation Section
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Outstanding Writing in Administrative Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1975


  • Administrative Law Handbook
  • Administrative Law - Unemployment Insurance
  • 1978

Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 Workers Compensation Update
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2013
  • Coping with Change
  • Workers Compensation
  • 1994
  • Changes in Workers Compensation
  • Workers Compensation
  • 1992
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Administrative Law
  • 1978
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Eugene Workers compensation Lawyer Martin J McKeown
Martin J McKeown
Workers compensation Attorney
Eugene, OR
Licensed for 47 years