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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
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U.S. District of Oregon
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Shareholder & Attorney
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Willamette University College of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
Activities: Willamette Law Online, Willamette Sports Law Journal
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Oregon State University
B.S. (1997) | History
Honors: Dean's list, Phi Alpha Theta
Activities: KBVR-TV
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
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
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Professional Associations
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
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National Trial Lawyers
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National Employment Lawyers Association # NELA20160712152618
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American Bar Association
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Oregon State Bar Association Intelectual Property Rights Section
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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
504 Questions Answered

Q. Can an employee sue a business owner that isn't paying an employees wages even though said business is an LLC?
A: I would recommend contacting BOLI, as they can better force an individual to pay, and if the company has no money, they can use a special fund that is for that purpose.
Q. In Oregon as a on site manager can you tell you employee that you salary compensation is $600.00 + 1321.00 = $1921.00.
A: Assuming the $1321 is the rent you get for free, then as a general proposition, yes, and employer can claim your compensation as the combined amounts.
Q. I have a contract for employment. with financial fees - its an at will state of Oregon. is it binding need help consult
A: Usually the contracts that require repayment of relocation or sign on bonuses are valid, but any attorney would need to review the entire contract to give you a valid opinion.
Q. I made a song with a free beat that the creator allows anyone to use and someone else who doesnt own it Copyrighted me
A: Unsure, as your information does not exactly make sense. The person who wrote the beat owns the copyright to that part, you would own the copyright to your lyrics. The other person would own the rights to their lyrics.
Q. My boss added audio to security cameras in the restaraunt i work. Is it legal. Is if an invasion of privacy
A: Most likely not, as he likely does not have consent to record audio:
Q. Since termination paperwork is not required and I’ve been told I’m fired...
A: Quit in a general sense. Hard to say if you be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Q. Is being let go for not being a good fit for the company legal if you got along with all your coworkers?
A: Google "Employment At Will" and you can become educated on how employment is in most of the United States.
Q. What can I do if my employer doesnt pay me?
A: If you don't think they have the money, and that is what it sounds like, start looking for another job. Then contact BOLI as they have a special fund to pay you. If you think they have the money, then best contact an employment law attorney to discuss your options.
Q. can employer withhold termination paperwork until I’ve worked another month and a half.
A: Other than COBRA and benefits related documents, they do not have to provide you any sort of termination paperwork, assuming this is a private, non-union job. And any paperwork they would be required to do, such as COBRA, is at the time of your last day or later.
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1915 NE Stucki Avenue
Suite 308
Hillsboro, OR 97006
Telephone: (971) 533-6178
Fax: (971) 228-2608