Jennie Lynn Clark

Jennie Lynn Clark

Clark Law and Associates, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Animal & Dog Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Oregon, Washington
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Biography

Member of the Oregon State Bar since 2000 Member of the Oregon Federal Bar since 2000 Member of Washington State Bar since 2010. I practice in a variety of areas of the law, which is useful when there are overlapping legal issues. We offer a free phone consultation for the following types of cases:
Personal Injury
Motor vehicle accidents
Dog bites
Premises/Product Liability
Criminal Defense
Criminal Expungements
Police Misconduct
Breach of Contract
For landlord/tenant cases, we must do a consultation prior to taking information, as we represent both landlords and tenants. Our initial consultation for landlord/tenant matters is $200.00 with our normal hourly rate of $300.00/hour thereafter or we sometimes accept cases on a contingency fee basis for tenants after the initial consultation. Please call (503) 238-1010 and do not email regarding landlord/tenant cases if you are not a current client.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Animal & Dog Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Legal Malpractice
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    I only accept contingency fees in personal injury cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Landlord Tenant Cases: We charge $300.00 for the first hour for landlord/tenant consultations. For tenants we sometimes accept cases on a contingency fee basis after the initial consultation fee is paid. Please do NOT email us on landlord/tenant cases, as we have to do a conflicts check prior to scheduling. Criminal Defense: Flat fee or hourly Stalking/Restraining Orders: Flat fee or hourly. Expungements: Flat fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Washington
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9th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Clark Law and Associates, LLC
Current
Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D. (1997) | Juris Doctoral
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Activities: Women's Law Journal
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Portland State University
B.S. | Philosophy
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Honors: Incidental Fee Committee Chair Person
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Wallace High School
High School Valedictorian (1984) | General
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Honors: Valedictorian
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Awards
Trademark Who's Who Honors Edition
Who's Who
Member ID 115952
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 000319
Member
Current
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Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
member
- Current
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OCDLA
member
- Current
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Oregon Federal Bar
- Current
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Certifications
Juris Doctoral Degree
Hastings College of the Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Firm Website
Website
Blog
Portland Personal Injury Law Blog
Legal Answers
68 Questions Answered
Q. Can vets turn animals away when it’s life or death, and what happens if they do and the animal dies? This is in Oregon.
A: I am not aware of any laws requiring veterinarian hospitals to accept animal patients on an emergency basis. I understand hospitals must accept humans as patients on an emergency basis. My dog needed emergency services I had to call around to find an opening after Dove Lewis informed me they were too busy to give him the needed emergency care. Fortunately, I was able to get him into Blue Pearl and they saved his life. Sometimes, places are so busy they cannot adequately service additional emergencies due to staffing issues. I think it is better if vet clinics are honest about their ability to handle more pet patients, so people can find a place that is more readily available to meet emergency needs. We are a law firm and we are not always available to help people on a last-minute basis either due to our contractual duties to existing clients. I wish I could be in two places at one time. Of course, if the reason service was denied was based upon discrimination of a protected class such as race, sex, or religion, then there would be a violation of the law. I am sorry about the loss of your pet.
Q. Can I sue my landlord/ workers for damage to my vehicle
A: Under the doctrine of respondeat superior your landlord is responsible for the actions of his employees and/or agents in the course and scope of their employment and/or agency. If you need an attorney to assist you, there is an attorney fee provision under ORS 90.255 if a lawsuit is filed and you prevail. However, the attorney fees are reciprocal, meaning if you lose, you would owe your landlord money. There is also an attorney fee statute of ORS 20.080 but the amount claimed must be less than $10k for the attorney fee provision to apply. The provision requires that a demand constituting a proof of loss be sent 30 days + time for mailing in advance. The fee provision only applies after a lawsuit is filed. I suggest you seek counsel.
Q. My late fiancés mom is trying to take my dogs from me because she is executor of his will. Do I have any rights?
A: You must be in a rough state of mind losing your boyfriend and your dogs. If you have title to the dogs or other documentation of ownership of the dogs, you should be able to get your dogs back. Unfortunately, the cost of hiring an attorney would likely exceed the value of the dogs. You might want to try small claims court. Be prepared with documentation to prove the dogs are yours.
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Clark Law and Associates, LLC
6501 S Macadam Ave Suite E
Portland, OR 97239
Telephone: (503) 238-1010
Fax: (503) 238-1212
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed