Aggressive & Intelligent Pursuit of Individual Rights
Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost represent people in litigation against insurance companies, corporations, and the government. We represent Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants to get our clients their benefits, injured workers in the Workers’ Compensation system and individuals injured on our roadways, by medical malpractice and in work settings when those other than their employer are at fault. We believe that the aggressive and intelligent pursuit of individual rights is the best way to achieve positive social change. Call us today: (503) 228-5222
What We Do
We use our legal work and community activism to improve the lives of working and injured people by advocating for safe communities and work practices, fair benefits and full compensation.
Working with Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost has been relieving.
That is the only word I can find that explains my experience.
After a potentially life-ending accident, everyone on their team was supportive, respectful and thorough. I was worried about many things after being struck by a car, but none of those were regarding my representation. I'm not sure how I would have managed without them. I can't say enough about the professionalism, kindness and diligence of these good folks.
I consider myself lucky to be healthy, lucky to have amazing people in my life, and lucky to have chosen Chris Thomas and his team to help me get my life back to normal.
I had a complicated disability retirement that involved not only Social Security, but the Office of Personal Management.
My lawyer was excellent. I have a fairly severe learning disability, and organization and paperwork are not my strong suit. She made sure I was organized and prepared, both with the paperwork and for the court appearance. I always felt respected, which is rare for someone with my condition when dealing with others.
Chris helped me through a bike crash against a car that didn't stop in a STOP sign.
I really appreciated the calm, honorable and disciplined approach of the firm. They really allowed me to take the care I needed to recover, without rushing me, prioritizing taking the time and attention I needed to heal well. They took care of everything, and only reached out every now and then to keep me posted and to make decisions.
Don't be intimidated about working with attorneys; this firm acts with integrity and are fiduciaries for their clients.
I was referred to TCNF for a Personal Injury claim and can honestly say that you will not find a more caring, honest and hard working team
to assist in settling your legal grievance. Cynthia Newton and Chris Thomas made the whole experience remarkably easy to understand even for a first timer like me with the legal process. Informative, professional and compassionate only begins to explain all they brought to the table. Their work was always explained in terms that I could follow and was done swiftly. You will not be disappointed in their sincerity and expertise.
I would like to let you know how much I appreciate the superb job that Cynthia Newton and Chris Thomas have done.
They represented me with amazing professionalism in my bike accident case. Despite the insurance company's claim, they proved that the accident happened due to my opposing party's fault. They had a very difficult task at hand since there was no police report, and it was several months after my accident when I was advised to see your law firm, where the best bike accident attorneys are in Portland.
Cynthia was ready to take my very difficult case, that resulted a settlement with the insurance company. Cynthia always informed me, explained what to expect, that helped me understand her job. I met Chris for the first time at the deposition. I was amazed by his series of elegant questions that helped to prove that the insurance company's statements were wrong.
Cynthia and Chris are not only excellent attorneys, but also very kind and lovely people. Additionally, both are dedicated bikers.
Finally, I should appreciate Rebecca Cassady's and Kristin Kidd's "background" job by doing the administration and gathering tons of health insurance information about my healing progress, which amount to a 7 inch tall stack of paper. Thank you so much all of your excellent job again,
Thank you so much for all of your excellent work again.
We traveled from Utah for a two week bicycling vacation in Oregon.
As an RV mirror struck my arm it shattered my left humerus and causing my wife to crash too with numerous injuries. Upon returning home a friend knew this firm and reputation for handling bike v auto accidents. We researched this law firm and on our first phone call late on a Friday afternoon, Jim Coon took the time to explain Oregon bike (friendly) law some legislated by their firm; and how his firm could help us through the insurance claim - alleviating our concerns for the claim so we could focus on healing (year long process). The claim involved two insurance companies and a mountain of medical which his staff assisted in managing throughout the nearly two year process. They were able to bring about the settlement we were expecting and manage our fiduciary responsibilities in the closure of the case. Sadly we never personally met our team because they deserve a HUGE hug from these Utahan's.
I had heard that Ray was excellent at law for cyclists and I only wanted to be concerned with my health and well-being, so we picked him.
The staff understood my problems and the advice always seemed to move my case in a better direction. All questions I had during my case were answered quickly and in a very timely fashion. I would recommend anyone in a cycling legal case to Ray.
I practiced workers’ compensation law in Portland for over 40 years.
In 2012 I was retained by a 36-year-old man who sustained severe injuries, including the loss of both hands, as a result of having been electrocuted while working as a lineman for a power company in Oregon. Since I was planning to retire in 2015 and the battle over the extent of his permanent disability was just beginning to heat up, I looked for another attorney to associate with and take over the case if necessary. After speaking with Chris Frost, I concluded that she was the right choice and my client agreed. With her help, we were then able to achieve a very desirable result for our client in a relatively short period of time. Chris and her staff have the reputation of being the best workers' compensation firm in Oregon and my client and I were fortunate to work with them. I am pleased to recommend her.
I practiced personal injury law in Portland for most of my nearly forty-one-year career.
In 2012 I was retained by a 31-year-old husband and father of two who had been catastrophically injured - including being permanently blinded in both eyes - when he was run over by a piece of construction equipment in a work accident in Clark County, Washington. In on-the-job accidents, a worker may not sue his employer for negligence and this was one of those cases where any case against other contractors on the job would be expensive, legally complex and technically challenging. I decided, after conducting many hours of research and investigation, that a case could be made but it would be a long and expensive undertaking. While continuing to work on the case, I began looking for help from another firm. I talked with a number of lawyers but each of them thought that the case would be too expensive and difficult to take on. Then a trial lawyer friend of mine recommended Ray Thomas and his firm. I had known Ray for many years and called him up and gave him an overview of the case. He was aware of the difficulties but felt the case had merit, so he and his partner Cynthia Newton filed a Freedom of Information action and obtained access to all of the thousands of pages of documents for the construction project. The documents revealed that the other contractors on the job site had failed to provide a job site plan for safe movement of equipment and traffic, despite the fact that run over, backing and pinch point injuries and deaths are extreme dangers for workers on jobs like this one. Their partner, Jim Coon, filed the personal injury and loss of consortium lawsuit in both Oregon and Washington, and he fought to obtain the necessary legal rulings to go forward with the case. After many depositions and other preparation for trial, the case was finally settled shortly before trial, in February 2017, in a confidential settlement that included satisfaction of a large Washington Labor and Industries lien.
I believe that the work done by Ray, Jim, Cynthia and their staff was pivotal to obtaining an excellent result for our client, and also delivered the important message that job traffic control safety is important. Without their strong work it is unlikely that such favorable results would have been obtained.