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Mr. Michael O. Stevens

Mr. Michael O. Stevens

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  • Construction Law, Employment Law, Insurance Claims...
  • Oregon, U.S. District of Oregon
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Michael Stevens has a background in insurance defense representing individuals to large corporations in a wide variety of cases from personal injury to wrongful death and construction defects. He handled cases with values of as much as $4 million, and drafted many successful motions for summary judgment. An Oregon native, he graduated from Oregon State University with his bachelor’s degree and earned his juris doctorate at Willamette University College of Law in Salem in 2009. At Willamette he was an editor and writer for Willamette Law Online and the Web & Publication Editor for the Willamette Sports Law Journal. He is married with two daughters and lives in Hillsboro.

Most of his practice consists of personal injuries (auto accidents, dog bites), employment law (final paychecks, discrimination), and business law (LLC formation, registered agent). He also is not afraid to take on the big insurance companies when needed.

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Products Liability
  • Free Consultation
    A free 30-minute consultation is available.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. District of Oregon
9th Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Shareholder & Attorney
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Liberty Mutual
Willamette University College of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
Activities: Willamette Law Online, Willamette Sports Law Journal
Oregon State University
B.S. (1997) | History
Honors: Dean's list, Phi Alpha Theta
Activities: KBVR-TV
10 Best Attorneys - Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 100 Litigation - Oregon
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff
The National Trial Lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America
Professional Associations
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
National Trial Lawyers
- Current
National Employment Lawyers Association # NELA20160712152618
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Oregon State Bar Association Intelectual Property Rights Section
- Current
Articles & Publications
Urban growth boundary settled or just getting started?
Speaking Engagements
Primer on Copyright, Art+Feminism 2016 Eugene Meet Up, Eugene, Oregon
Covered how copyright laws as applied to the usage of images on Wikipedia.
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
480 Questions Answered

Q. I am trying to find a lawyer who will help me with my personal injury case on an hourly basis. Any suggestions?
A: I doubt any attorney advertises that they do that sort of thing, so you will just want to call/email some attorneys and ask. Search for ones that do personal injury cases so they know the pitfalls to watch out for.
Q. How can I remove a PIP claim from someone not written on my auto insurance policy?
A: You can't, and honestly its not a last ditch effort, its what the law is, she is covered if she lived with you.
Q. i was unlawfully terminated in 2010 while working at jack in the box, i was medical leave at the time
A: The statute of limitations on almost all discrimination at the moment is one year, so you are about 8 years too late.
Q. My uncle ,my two boys and I were in a accident last month I wasn't at fault I don't have LIC. Or insu. What can I do?
A: As a passenger, your uncle can go after you and/or the other driver, same with your boys. Your uncle and boys should get attorneys to handle their claims. You can consider getting one yourself as well, as you can still get some amounts, but not having a license and insurance creates some extra hurdles to deal with.
Q. I was electrocuted In Goodwill
A: If you got a burn or sought medical treatment, then it might be worth it, but it would likely be a small case.
Q. Can I use the trademarkednwords ¨Think Different¨ for a non-commercial magazine?
A: Basically no. You could get a license from them (IBM?), but that is about it.
Q. Can an employer demand from an employee who raised concerns to state authorities via a hotline, what was reported?
A: She has no obligation to ever talk to a prior employer about anything.
Q. Hi, I was Fired for not doing my job when I got hired I sign to do something else. Can I collect my vacation time wages
A: Whether or not you are entitled to them depends on if the employer had a policy to pay them, or if in practice they paid them out.
Q. You will also receive Company’s standard employee benefits package(including health insurance), and will be subject to
A: You can always send a demand letter to them, or talk to an attorney about sending one.
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