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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.

Practice area focus: Personal Injury, Bicycle Law, Car Collisions, Motorcycle Collisions, Premises Liability, Product Liability.

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Chris's Posts

Community Service Day

TCNF Community Service Day 2022!

On Friday, September 9, TCNF held its annual Community Service Day at Sellwood Riverfront Park in SE Portland.  In partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation,…

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TCNF Joins Oregon Walks for Crosswalk Safety Campaign

On August 6th, TCNF attorney Chris Thomas joined Oregon Walks for a campaign to educate the public about Oregon crosswalk laws.  Oregon Walks is an…

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BikeLoudPDX Hosts Chris Thomas as Guest Speaker

On Sunday, January 23, bicycle advocacy group BikeLoudPDX hosted TCNF attorney Chris Thomas at its monthly meeting at sunny Jamison Square in Northwest Portland.  Chris…

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TCNF Supports Safe Streets Advocacy

TCNF is a proud supporter of The Street Trust, an Oregon safe streets advocacy organization formerly known as the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.  The Street Trust…

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TCNF Teams Up With Portland Parks to Score Big Win at Sellwood Park

On Friday, September 10, TCNF held its 10th annual firm-wide community service day at Sellwood Park. Under the leadership of Portland Parks and Recreation, TCNF…

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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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