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Mario F. Riquelme

Mario F. Riquelme

Riquelme & Wilson LLP
  • DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Criminal Law ...
  • Oregon
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Summary

I am passionate about the law and how to use it to help you. Since I was a child I was fascinated by the law and its unique ability to solve people's problems. I pride myself in constant learning and practice. I know that regardless of the legal question or situation you may find yourself in, it is likely the most important issue in your life. My goal is to answer your questions and resolve your issues as quickly and efficiently as possible, so that you can get back to your life with as little hassle as possible.

Let me put my passion for the law at your service to solve your problems.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Business Formation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultation for criminal defense and personal injury cases only
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On Personal Injury cases, I won't charge you fees unless I recover compensation for you.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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Riquelme & Wilson LLP
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Education
University of Oregon
J.D. | Law
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University of Oregon
B.S. | Economics Major
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Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
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J.R. Campbell American Inns of Court
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Oregon Trial Lawyer's Association
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Oregon State Bar  # 024409
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Mario F. Riquelme's Website Profile
Website
Riquelme & Wilson LLP Website
Blog
Central Oregon Legal Blog
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. If I am hit from behind by someone with car insurance who admits it's their fault and they would pay for the damage.
A: You may be in a tough position in certain regards if you were driving without insurance, this is the case whether you knew about it or not. In Oregon, you are barred from recovering non-economic damages for a loss that occurs while driving uninsured. There are certain exceptions, but this can get very complicated, very quickly. Your best bet would be to call a good personal injury attorney who is familiar with ORS 31.715.
Q. guy we were working for assaulted one of our workers 2x and now refuses to pay us. Says we are trying to extort
A: There could be a number of claims here. You may be able to sue for damages in a personal injury case for the assault. If additionally you are not being paid your wages, you could sue for back wages, and in most cases recover not just the back wages, but attorney fees as well. There also appear to be potential cases for damage to property and possibly defamation. I recommend consulting with a lawyer well versed in both employment and personal injury law.
Q. What are the downsides of hiring a PI attorney on a contingency basis?
A: There is very little if any downside to hiring a PI attorney on a contingency fee basis. In essence, the lawyer takes the risk that the case may be lost, in which case he or she does not get paid. One of the few downsides might be that if the case is extraordinarily large and/or easy, in which case you may end up paying more than you would have paid if you had hired an attorney by the hour; most good attorneys however will be willing to work with you to figure this out, and if need be, work with you so you are comfortable with the fee agreement.
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Riquelme & Wilson LLP
1133 NW Wall St
#105
Bend, OR 97703
Telephone: (541) 323-2013
Fax: (541) 330-1480