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Chris Thomas

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Chris Thomas grew up in Northeast Portland. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in math and physics from Whitman College and a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering from Columbia University. After college, Chris returned to Portland and received his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School, where he served as a clerk in the school’s environmental legal clinic.

Chris represents injured Oregonians in a wide variety of cases, including collisions involving motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, premises liability, on-the-job injuries, and defective products. He previously worked as a real estate and business attorney, and his educational background in physics and engineering gives him a unique understanding of the scientific evidence associated with personal injury cases.

Chris has been involved in the cycling community from a young age. As a middle school student, he volunteered as a mechanic at the Community Cycling Center, which provides bicycle access to underprivileged kids. In high school, he worked as a salesperson at the Bike Gallery, one of Portland’s oldest bike shops, and began racing road bikes on Mt. Tabor in southeast Portland. Chris continued road cycling at Whitman College, where he was a member of the 2006 Division II collegiate national championship team, and continues to race as a Category 3 road cyclist (although his competitiveness has diminished somewhat since becoming a father). In addition to racing bikes, Chris has commuted primarily by bicycle since high school, having developed an early distaste for sitting in traffic.

Chris lives in Northeast Portland with his wife and three sons. When he isn’t practicing law or riding his bike he enjoys neighborhood walks with his family, playing basketball and rooting for the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Chris's Posts

Ray Thomas To Present at Blind Pedestrian Safety Seminar

TCNF partner Ray Thomas is proud to present at the Blind Pedestrian Safety Now online event on Thursday, October 1, from noon until 1 PM.…

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TCNF CONTINUES ITS LONG TRADITION OF BICYCLE CLINICS DURING THE PANDEMIC     

On August 5, TCNF attorney Chris Thomas in conjunction with The Street Trust presented on Oregon bicycle law to the Concordia Neighborhood Association, carrying forward…

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Free Bicycle Legal Clinic Tuesday, September 15, at 6PM

Please join TCNF attorney Chris Thomas for a free Zoom presentation and Q&A on Oregon bicycle law on Tuesday, September 15, at 6 PM. We'll…

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TCNF Bicycle Racing Team Rides For A Cause

This year's Oregon's road bicycle racing season, like many things, was cancelled due to the pandemic.  However, members of the firm-sponsored racing team, Darkhorse Racing…

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The History of "Idaho Stop" in Oregon

Ray Thomas recently explained the history of the "Idaho Stop" in Oregon in a post for the League of American Cyclists. See Ray's post here.…

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