Civil Law

Our firm knows the ins-and-outs of our legal system, whether it is an agency like the Department of Employment, Department of Motor Vehicles, the state courts known as Circuit Courts in Oregon, or our state’s federal courts. 

If you need to enforce your rights through the filing of a lawsuit or complaint, we can take over. 

If you find yourself on the other side and need a defense to a lawsuit, we can handle the response and/or attempt to resolve it before it becomes costly.

The litigation process can be scary and many claims must be brought within a certain period of time.  This “period of time” is often referred to as the “statute of limitations” and virtually every type of claim has its own time limitation.  For example, most personal injury claims (but not all injury claims) must commence within two years from the date of the injury.

So what does “commence” actually mean? The law treats the commencement of a claim when the claim is filed as a complaint with the court having jurisdiction over the case.  Thereafter, the lawsuit must be properly served within a specific amount of time as well. 

There are even local court rules requiring the completion of service of summons and complaint upon the defendant (the person being sued).

Our firm can handle all of the following involving your civil dispute

  • Preparing of Summons and Complaint if you are enforcing your legal rights
  • Preparing of your responsive Answer if you are defending against a Complaint
  • Motion practice to hopefully resolve the lawsuit prior to trial
  • Discovery documents and investigations like depositions, request for documents, request for admissions, etc.
  • Trial representation at any State of Oregon Court