Our Results

We achieve the desired results for our clients. But you don’t have to take our word for it- our record speaks for itself.

Construction Injury

Paul’s client was an iron worker who fractured his pelvis after being knocked out of a manlift.  After he recovered and returned to work, Paul was able to settle his case against the general contractor for $400,000.

Sexual Harassment

Richard’s client sued the USPS in Federal court after being sexually harassed by another employee.  The Federal District Court jury awarded Richard’s client $142,000 in damages.  The Postal Service was ordered to protect Richard’s client from further harassment, and to pay Richard’s attorney fees.

Railroad Retaliation

After Gennese Annen was fired by Union Pacific for reporting an injury, she hired Paul. Paul helped Gennese to obtain a decision from OSHA awarding her more than $360,000.

Federal Employment Discrimination

Richard represented a client in front of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Richard’s client was a Federal employee who was a victim of age and national origin discrimination.  The EEOC judge awarded the employee damages for emotional pain and suffering, and also ordered the Government to pay the client’s attorney fees.  Later, the same agency tried to fire the employee.  Richard was able to negotiate a severance package and a cash payment equal to about 3 years of salary.

Railroad head injury

Paul’s client suffered serious disabling head injuries when he fell from a rail car.  The Union Pacific and a shipper paid $1,000,000 to settle the case.

Postal Worker

Richard’s client was fired by the Postal Service after being accused of throwing away mail.  Richard appealed the firing to the Merit Systems Protection Board. The judge reinstated the employee, with back pay and interest, and ordered USPS to pay Richard’s attorney fees.

Automobile Crash

Katie King was injured when a car driven by King ran into the car in which she was riding. The insurance company refused to offer anything in settlement. After a three-day trial in Corvallis, Paul and Ben got a jury verdict of $56,000.

Merit Systems Protection Board Case

A Federal employee was recently fired after being accused of theft and misuse of official time and property.  Richard represented the employee at a hearing before the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the judge ordered Richard’s client reinstated, with back wages.  The Federal Government was also ordered to pay Richard’s attorney fees.

Crossing collision

Paul’s client, Michelle Kordopatis, was injured when her train struck a hay truck near Dillon Montana. Union Pacific offered to settle her case for $5000. The jury returned a verdict for $499,000.

$155,000 verdict against BNSF for elbow strain

Wally Kawasaki suffered an elbow strain at work for BNSF in Klamath Falls. BNSF refused to make any settlement offer. Paul tried the case. The jury awarded a a verdict of more than $155,000.

On the job injury

Paul’s client was an iron worker who fractured his ankles after falling from a ladder at a construction site. PAul and Ben prepared his case for trial. The case settled for $600.000 shortly before trial. Paul is still helping his client continue to receive workers compensation benefits.

3rd degree burns on the job

Paul’s client was a 65 year old welder who suffered full-thickness burns on his legs while repairing a trailer at the BNSF Intermodal yard in Portland. BNSF paid $900,000 to settle his case shortly before trial, and the workers compensation carrier paid another $140,000.