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.
In addition to representing individuals, we also have represented and worked with many organizations that share our mission to make Oregon a better and safer place to live.
- Blind Pedestrian Hit By Car Backing Out Of Driveway
- Construction Equipment Improperly on Street Causes Commuter Cyclist Multiple Dental Injuries
Your firm came highly recommendedgiven your work in, with, and on behalf of the bicycling community. Both Ray and his staff did an excellent job providing expert legal advice. Throughout the process, Ray conveyed each step with clarity, patience, and reassurance. All of my questions (of which there were many) were answered in a timely manner. I would most certainly recommended Ray to others seeking legal representation.
- Overtaking Car Struck Recreational Cyclist Causing Multiple Fractures
At the time of my accident, I rode regularly with the cycling club Portland Velo.Ray had previously represented a case for another club member and he was strongly recommended to me by the cycling club leaders. When I researched Ray online, I saw that he was active in Oregon cycling law, and a cyclist himself. It was time to meet. When asked if Ray and his staff were able to understand my legal problems and provide expert legal advice, yes. In my case, it was really about understanding the nuances of automobile insurance. And surprising to me, it was less about the insurance of the driver of the vehicle that struck me and more about my own auto insurance coverage as relates to cycling. I would add that due to his vast experience, Ray's insights go well beyond pure legal advice. I had a complicated recovery and received conflicting guidance from my doctors as to some treatment options. Ray has 'seen it all' and could relate prior cases with a variety of treatment paths for me to discuss with my physicians. Personally, this expertise was equally if not more valuable to me than the insurance settlement. In general, Ray and his team did a fine job of responding to my questions throughout my two year case. It did seem that periodically they 'got busy' with other cases, and it helped for me to follow up. But I attributed this to a smaller firm with a high level of personal involvement from the partners. I strongly recommend Ray and his staff. They are "good people" who care about their clients and the work they do on the clients behalf.
- Bike Rider Car Doored
A trusted friend who is an attorney highly recommended Ray to me.The staff and Ray were helpful, thorough advocates and guides. I felt an important sense of reassurance and relief my case was well tended to by expert professionals. They were responsive and supportive in a timely fashion and I would strongly recommend Ray (and his firm), not only for his valued tenure as an attorney, but his own personal connection and experience as a veteran bicyclist, which most certainly reinforced my trust level and belief I was in good hands.
- Cyclist Hit from Behind While Riding Bike On The Job Resulting In Lower Extremity Fractures
I decided to hire Ray as my lawyerafter I heard that you were the leading firm fighting for the rights of cyclists and were an integral part of helping to create and modify laws as needed for cycling rights. Ray and his staff understood legal problems and were able to provide expert legal advice way more than we knew was possible. I'm not a litigious person but when attacked into a life threatening situation you learn how important the work is that you all do. Every single day Ray and his staff were available to answer my questions in a timely way. I have recommended people over the years who are looking for a lawyer to represent their legal rights and will continue to do so.
- John V., Portland
The reason I called was because of Ray Thomas' blog on Bike Portland.I love that you are bicyclists and that's part of your outline. I am very happy with Jim Coon, Amanda, & Rebecca.
- B.H., Portland
You were all very incredible to work with!Amanda is stellar and I am so appreciative of her and everyone else who made an unfortunate and challenging situation SO much better.
- Mary, Portland
I cannot express my gratitudeand appreciation for the meticulous effort and successful case you put together on my behalf. This has been an extremely difficult time for me. You have helped by giving me the support and guidance toward a positive result. Thank you, Melissa!
- Debra, Portland
I can’t thank you enough, Melissa, for all you’ve donetoward getting this positive outcome. Your patience, clarity, support, and friendly professionalism saw me through a very tough time. I’m grateful to have had you on my side.
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Nuestra oficina representa a los hispanohablantes de lesiones personales, la seguridad social y las cuestiones de compensación de trabajadores.