Portland Civil Litigation Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Portland

In Portland, Oregon, "civil litigation" refers to the legal processes involved in resolving legal disputes that do not contain allegations of criminal conduct. Either public or private entities can be involved.

Courts in in Portland, Oregon are not very concerned with punishing wrongdoers, or casting moral judgment.

Civil litigation in Portland, Oregon is instead meant to ensure that the victims of wrongdoing are, whenever possible, given tangible compensation for the costs associated with the harm they suffered. This typically means requiring the culpable party to pay the plaintiff a sum of money. However, other forms of relief, such as injunctions (a court order compelling a person to do something, or to stop doing something) are sometimes accessible, and more appropriate.

Common subjects of civil litigation in Portland, Oregon

Many different cases that might lead to civil litigation in Portland, Oregon. Remember, a legal wrong can be committed in almost any instance. Of course, there are some situations that give rise to civil litigation in Portland, Oregon more often than others.

Employment: Employers and employees in Portland, Oregon have a distinct relationship. It can be a major source of friction. When disputes involving wages, discrimination, or on-the-job injuries arise, civil litigation is an extremely strong possibility if the parties cannot resolve their disagreement amicably.

Personal Injury: When a person sustains a physical injury at the hands of someone else, either intentionally or negligently, they typically want the person who caused the injury to compensate them. In Portland, Oregon, the most common way such compensation is sought is civil litigation, with the injured party asking a court to order the defendant to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses directly attributed to the defendant's conduct.

Family: Family relationships in Portland, Oregon can be very complicated, which can lead to discord. From this, civil litigation can sometimes arise. It typically occurs between spouses (or formers spouses), and frequently concerns issues such as child support, spousal support, and custody of children.

How Can a Portland, Oregon Lawyer Help?

In Portland, Oregon, civil litigation is rarely easy or simple. It also never occurs at a time that's fitting for anybody involved.

Consequently, it's always a good idea to find a lawyer in Portland, Oregon who specializes in civil litigation, if it looks like you're going to be facing a civil litigation issue in the near future.

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Life in Portland

Portland may be the 3rd most populous city in the Pacific Northwest but it's one of the most popular. Known as one of the greenest cities in the world, Portland has used city planning and public transportation to lessen residents' impact on their surrounding environment. In fact, Portland has been named the second most eco-friendly place behind Reykjavik, Iceland by Grist Magazine, and in top 10 greenest cities by Move, Inc.

P-town residents live among some of the most innovative microbreweries and distilleries. Widmer Brothers, Henry Weinhard, and Michael "Beerhunter" Jackson even dubbed Portland beer capital of the world. Portland Mayor Tom Potter nicknamed the city "Beertown."

Most people probably know Portland as the location of the Nike Headquarters (known as the Nike Campus) but the city also plays host to KEEN, Adidas, Columbia Sportsware, U.S. Bank, Oregon Steel Mills, Willamette Industries, and Louisiana-Pacific. Since the city is known as a "green city" you won't be too surprised to find there are a number of alternative energy companies there like Vestas Wind Systems.

Portland is unique in that the city hosts the worlds largest, and even legally sanctioned in Portland court, naked bike ride. The annual World Naked Bike Ride began in 1999 with less than seven participants but has grown to over 13,000. Another legal oddity you may not know is that there are very strong speech protections in the Oregon constitution that extend to full nudity and lap dances in strip clubs. Not by coincidence, Portland has more strip clubs per capita than Las Vegas or San Francisco.

If you need some help navigating these sometimes confusing courts, consult a local Portland lawyer today.

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