Richard Rizk: General Counsel, Cascade Ski Club

Last Saturday at the clubs’ annual meeting, Cascade Ski Club President Jon Waldum announced Richard Rizk’s appointment as the club’s General Counsel. According to President Waldrum:

General Counsel is responsible for providing advise to the Board on legal compliance***  It (the general counsel  position) requires someone with great integrity. Counsel is often asked for judgement on people. *** Rich Rizk has fought for the club, he has significant business and life experience to bring to bear on the variety of issues confronting the lodge.

For more information on Mr. Rizk’s history with Cascade Ski Club see:

By |May 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Top Golf Event June 7th!


The Multnomah Bar (MBA) Association





for Top Golf!

– Fun for people of all golf abilities!

Date: 6/7/2018
Time: 5-8PM
Location: Topgolf Hillsboro, 5505 NW Huffman St, Hillsboro

Enjoy friendly, competitive golf games, fun and socializing. Topgolf provides a unique networking and social opportunity. Play in climate-controlled bays in teams of up to six.

Registration includes two games, hosted appetizers and a cash bar.

$75 for MBA members and non-lawyers if registered by May 31
$95 for non-MBA members

$95 for all after May 31
Adults only

To register or sponsor contact Pamela Hubbs (503.222.3275,

By |May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Watch Out for Drunk Drivers


Portland DUI LawyerDespite strict laws against drunk driving, statistics indicate that more than 14,000 people were arrested in Oregon and more than 23,000 were arrested in Washington State for driving under the influence in 2016. Many, many more intoxicated drivers escape detection without an arrest, which means there are even more drunk drivers on the road than those statistics reflect. When you are driving in the Portland area, you should always be aware of the warning signs and high-risk periods for drunk drivers.

Memorial Day Means an Increase in Impaired Driving

Many people celebrate holidays like Memorial Day with celebrations involving alcoholic beverages. Holidays are some of the most dangerous times to be on the road as a result. Even though police usually ramp up DUI enforcement, drunk drivers still cause more accidents and injuries over Memorial Day weekend than a regular weekend. Although most drunk driving occurs in the evening, especially when the bars close, Memorial Day weekend frequently involves barbecues or parties with people drinking during the day as well. With Memorial Day just around the corner, remember to take a few extra precautions to keep you and your family safe.

Steer Clear of Drunk Driving

Watch out for anyone driving erratically. Alcohol impairment affects drivers in many different ways. Some drunk drivers become overly cautious, which can mean driving too slowly, braking erratically, or hesitating at the wrong time. Others become emboldened by an impaired sense of judgment and take dangerous risks by speeding, racing, and tailgating. Other drunk drivers are simply unable to focus on the road and may weave in and out of their lane, make wrong-way turns, or drift into oncoming traffic. Some drunk drivers don’t observe stop signs or red lights and run through intersections, potentially colliding with other vehicles or pedestrians. Be wary when approaching or crossing an intersection of drivers who may not stop.

If you see someone driving erratically, stay far away—and preferably behind them, where you can see them. If you pass a drunk driver, you have a dangerous driver behind you, where you can’t see and avoid them if necessary.

By |May 2nd, 2018|Drunk Driving and DUII|

Police Brutality Plagues Portland

Police use of excessive force is a growing civil rights issue in the United States that primarily affects communities of color. Dozens of heinous instances of police brutality have made headlines from some of the country’s most racially divided cities, sparking a national movement to protect Black lives. Yet, what many culturally “aware” citizens might not know is that police brutality remains a plague on one of the country’s most seemingly liberal cities.

By |March 19th, 2018|Misc|

Top 4 Things Those with TBI Want Others to Know

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. At Rizk Law, we frequently help those who have survived brain injuries recover the compensation they need to carry on with their lives to the best of their ability. Traumatic brain injuries are among the most severe injuries incurred by a devastating accident such as a car accident or slip-and-fall. This year, we want to discuss the top things we have learned from TBI survivors about what they want others to know about their condition.

By |March 5th, 2018|Brain Injury|

Portland Votes for 20MPH Speed Limits

Portland City Council recently voted to set 20 miles per hour speed limits on residential streets. The council voted unanimously to reduce speeds to 20 mph from 25 mph in residential areas, which make up about 70% of the city’s street grid. The ordinance takes effect immediately on roads that lack speed limit signs. The council predicts that replacing all the 25 mph signs throughout the city will take until April and cost upwards of $300,000. Speed limits on arterial streets will not change.

Portland commissioners Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish strongly support the change. Ms. Fritz has had three family members killed in traffic collisions. She believes that excessive speed may have contributed to the death of her husband who died in 2014 in a car crash. Mr. Fish thinks law enforcement should work to enforce the policy, recalling a time driving through Northeast Portland when he drove the posted speed limits and surrounding drivers were visibly upset.

By |February 19th, 2018|General News|

Is Congestion Pricing Right for Portland?

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently invited the public to opine on the use of congestion pricing to improve the flow of traffic on the state’s vital highways: I-5 and I-205 in Portland. The state hopes to ease the volume of traffic on freeways, highways, and bridges in the gem of Oregon, known for around-the-clock rush hour. That’s right; traffic has officially gotten so bad that we are now considering congestion pricing to alleviate one of Portland’s greatest headaches.

This past December, Portland City Council and Mayor Ted Wheeler directed the Bureau of Transportation to study congestion pricing to see how using tolls on select portions of the city’s roads and bridges could reduce some of the congestion that is plaguing the city. ODOT recently hosted a series of open house events to receive public input. Residents were able to voice their opinions at several local events. If you missed out, you may still be able to submit comments and questions to the project team or submit feedback online.

By |February 5th, 2018|General News|

Oregon Daycare Suspended for Two Infant Deaths in Two Years

Long gone are the days where a typical two-parent household could survive on one income. With the exorbitant cost of living reaching unprecedented figures, most families require two working adults to stay afloat. As a result, working couples with young children are often forced to surrender their offspring to caregivers. Parents are overwhelmingly enrolling children in expensive daycare programs so that they can work to make ends meet.

By |January 22nd, 2018|General News|

Some Oregonians Can Now Pump Their Own Gas

A law that affects fewer than 300,000 Oregonians sparked a national debate on social media just days before it went into effect. On January first, Oregonians stepped into the new year with more freedoms they didn’t even want. House Bill 2482 allows gas stations in certain, rural parts of the state to offer self-service and is responsible for making Oregon the rear-end of all the gas-pumping jokes you may have heard lately.

By |January 8th, 2018|General News|

Rizk Law Holiday Party at the Urban Office

Rizk Law enjoyed a festive holiday party at the Urban Office on SW Macadam Ave with live music provided by vocalist Lorna Baxter and accompanying instrumentalists. We wish everyone safe travels this holiday season and a happy new year!

By |December 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|