In this Blog category you will find articles about protecting the health and safety of people who live and work in Oregon. Personal Injury at work and Insurance Liability Claims may require the help of an attorney. A good lawyer can protect your rights under the law.

Horror Stories – Distracted Driving – THE END

When we drive- that's all we should be doing. 100% attention on driving. This video is horrific but it does show us the high price of our distractions. All it takes in a moment to change or end a life.

Distracted Driving, Horror Stories 3

If that hasn't been enough to convince you to put the phone down while driving... Let's look at the fines in Oregon. Check out the Video: It may save your life or at the least, $1K..

What Are My Rights After an Arrest?

Rights Lawyer in Portland OregonIf you were arrested, you don’t give up all of your rights. But do you know what those rights are and what to do if police violate your rights while you’re in custody? Here is a brief overview.

You Have the Right to Know Why

As explained by the Oregon State Bar, police can arrest you can for a felony or a misdemeanor. They can also arrest you on a warrant for a parole or probation violation, or failure to appear in court on criminal charges. […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Protecting Oregonians|

Distracted Driving: Horror Stories 1

"The common response is 'Well, I didn't have it up to my ear.' Well, it doesn't matter, if you're holding the phone, if you're touching your phone other than the one swipe, it's a violation."

Springwater Corridor Trail: Closure

From July 9th until October 31st, a large section of the Springwater Corridor Trail is closed for a restoration project. Trail goers are still able to access the Wildlife Refuge,  the Oregon Yacht Club, as well as Oaks Amusement Park. Although if you were hoping to ride straight through the trail, that won’t be an option until the fall unfortunately. As much as it is a disappointment for summer cyclist, it is also a  beneficial project.

Lawsuits Alleging Portland Police Misconduct

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution gives you the right to peacefully assemble and the right to free speech. However, many people who come together to exercise such rights in Portland have been seriously injured by police officers responding to protests.

By |July 16th, 2018|Protecting Oregonians|

Eugene Social Worker Seeks Help for Mentally Unstable Son, is Met with Violence

All across the country people are waking up to the issue of excessive use of force by police. Several instances of overt police violence have made headlines, with many encounters ending in preventable deaths. Although excessive use of force may violate the Fourth Amendment, victims of excessive police force may only pursue civil charges against arresting officers and possibly the municipality that employs them. Though the officers may have done wrong, they generally do not face criminal charges for using excessive force when placing a person under arrest. A […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Protecting Oregonians|

5 Things Portlanders Should Know about Forest Fires

Although the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge made for depressing headlines, it’s important to understand fire’s role in the forest’s life cycle. Fire is a crucial component that helps forests regrow greener and stronger than before. Our forests actually rely heavily on the occasional natural or manmade fire to renew themselves.

It goes without saying that watching coverage of the Gorge burning for days on end was difficult to bear. Many of us who relish nature hikes in our beloved public lands were heartbroken to […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Protecting Oregonians|

Top 5 Portland Neighborhoods to Avoid Trick-or-Treat

The evidence that Portland is one of America’s favorite cities is conspicuously reflected in its soaring housing costs and influx of non-native Oregonians. For several consecutive years, Portland has ranked as one of the top cities to live in the United States. As with any densely populated city, there are some neighborhoods that should be avoided after sundown.

GoLocalPDX News analyzed 5 years’ worth of data from the City of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation to create a list of the most […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Misc, Protecting Oregonians|

Fire Damaged Gorge Soil Increases Landslide Danger

Debris Flow







While Oregonians welcomed rain in late September 2017, after the Columbia River Gorge Eagle Creek fire scorched large sections of forest, consuming 48,831 acres, destroying homes and forcing evacuations, landslides posed a new threat to the area.

The Eagle Creek fire carried smoke and ash across the Portland area to the western boundaries of Washington County, until an unusually hot, dry summer gave way to cooling fall temperatures and moist conditions. Although heavy rain in October was a welcome relief, it created a new danger of landslides and flash floods […]

By |October 21st, 2017|Protecting Oregonians|