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Jeremy R. James

Jeremy R. James

Southwest Portland Law Group, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Elder Law...
  • Oregon
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Summary

Jeremy practices in the areas of personal injury, property, and commercial litigation, business and real estate transactions, and estate planning and probate matters. Jeremy possesses a broad range of experience representing clients on a variety of matters in state and federal court and before mediators and arbitrators. He also has experience working on appellate matters before the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord Tenant
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Professional Experience
Partner
Southwest Portland Law Group, LLC
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Associate Attorney
Merrill & Ropp, LLP
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Associate Attorney
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, LLP
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Education
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude, Cornelius Honor Society, Keller Business Scholar
Activities: Articles Editor, Lewis and Clark Law Review
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University of Colorado - Boulder
B.A. (2004) | English Literature
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Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar # 123506
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. does a co-owner to property have to sign the contract
A: Much more information is required to answer this question. Are you inquiring about real estate or personal property? What sort of contract and legal matters are you referring to? Without this information there really is no way to provide any meaningful resposne. Please post a little more about your issue, but keep in mind that this is a public forum and personal identifying information should not be disclosed. Thank you.
Q. I would like to know what my personal liability is as a management employee.
A: More information is required before this question can be fully answered. Generally speaking, employees of businesses, even managers, are not liable for liabilities of the business entity, although an employee may be held liable for their own wrongful conduct. On the other hand, owners of a business may in certain circumstances be held personally liable for liabilities of the business. For those owners, a lot depends on the way the business is organized, registered, and operated. However, it is very unlikely an employee of a business could be held personally liable for a workplace injury, unless the employee was directly involved in causing or contributing to the accident. Disclaimer: I am not your attorney. The information shared here is not intended to be legal advice.
Q. what practice area covers mentally ill persons and their inability to maintain their own care?
A: I am sorry to hear about your sister's situation. It sounds like you or someone else in the family should consult with an attorney who handles guardianships. That attorney may recommend petitioning a court to appoint you or another qualified individual as your sister's guardian. Typically, a guardian assumes control of a protected person's affairs and must report to the court and any other interested persons from time to time. Good luck with a very difficult situation. Disclaimer: I am not your attorney. The information shared here is not intended to be legal advice.
Q. carry mortgage on home...buyer is removing structures how do i call loan.
A: Although more information is required before this question can be fully answered, from what you describe, it sounds like you will need to review the notice provisions that likely are included in your land sale contract and send a formal notice to the buyer informing the buyer of their breach and demanding the full payment of the remaining loan balance and interest. Before you do that, however, you should consult with a local attorney experienced in real estate transactions and disputes to review the land sale contract and the specific facts of your situation.
Q. Re: frivolous lawsuits.What should the approach be to my neighbor through his lawyer, or otherwise, when a quiet title
A: Unfortunately, it sounds like your neighbor may be right about one thing: litigation, even frivolous litigation, can be very expensive for both sides. Before you send a letter raising the possibility of sanctions and malpractice, you may want to consult with a local attorney experienced in property disputes to discuss the claims being asserted against you and evaluate your options and risks.
Q. My firm's VP verbally promised 35 employees continued employment, then laid 12 of us off less than 2 weeks later.
A: First of all, I am sorry to hear you lost your job. Although more information is required to answer this question fully, from what you describe, it is unlikely you have a claim for violation of an employment agreement. As you probably have heard, almost all employment is deemed "at will," which means either the employer or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time and for any reason (or for no reason). Employers and employees can enter into written agreements that alter this relationship and impose restrictions on the grounds and procedures for termination. In addition, employer manuals can in some circumstances create ground rules for termination bases and procedures. However, abesnt a written employment agreement or an employer manual altering the "at will" relationship, an employer may terminate an employee at any time and for any reason (subject to restrictions on discriminatory firings/treatment). In rare situations, an employer's oral promise not to terminate an employee except on good cause can be binding on the employer if the terms of the agreement are sufficiently definite. Here, it does not sound like the VP's oral assurance include sufficiently definite terms such that he effectively changed the "at will" relationship. You should consult with a local attorney if you believe there are more facts that would support a wrongful termination claim than the limited facts you have shared here. Disclaimer: I am not your attorney. Any information shared here is not intended to be legal advice.
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Southwest Portland Law Group, LLC
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, and Business Attorneys
8235 SW Oleson Rd., Ste. C
Portland, OR 97223
USA
Telephone: (503) 206-6401
Fax: (503) 214-8962
8235 SW Oleson Rd., Suite C
Portland, OR 97223
USA
Telephone: (503) 206-6401