Portland Personal Injury Lawyer with a National Reputation

When a person experiences a serious personal injury or dies as a result of the negligence or recklessness of a person or company, their life can change forever. Rather than focus on money first, our law firm focuses on helping our clients regain the best life they can. Then we turn to obtaining compensation for their losses.

No one can understand injuries like a good doctor — now you can hire one as your lawyer

Portland personal injury lawyer Aaron DeShaw is a former Doctor of Chiropractic. With over 4000 hours of study for that doctorate (more classroom hours than an M.D.), including gross anatomy (with human dissection), neurology, radiology and much more, he brings decades of knowledge about traumatic injuries to each case. DeShaw lectures for both doctors and lawyers (for free), to teach about complex personal injuries, neurological injuries and traumatic brain injuries. This allows us to bring a high level of expertise to handling Oregon personal injury lawsuits as a Portland car accident lawyer, an Oregon traumatic brain injury lawyer, Oregon amputation lawyer, or in a wide variety of cases where DeShaw acts as a Portland personal injury attorney.

Our expertise is nationally known in the legal industry. Our law firm is often called by other personal injury lawyers from Oregon, Washington, California and other states to help them understand the injuries and defense doctor testing in their cases. Our firm is often hired as trial counsel by Oregon lawyers, and by out of state law firms to handle large Oregon personal injury cases, Oregon insurance bad faith cases, and class action cases.

Trial Lawyers Get Better Settlements Than High Volume Settlement Lawyers

Dr. DeShaw has more than 20 years studying, writing and lecturing on insurance company tactics to underpay claims. His books on insurance claims software (such as Colossus, Liability Navigator and ClaimIQ) alerted lawyers to the insurance industry's methods of consistently underpaying personal injury claims.

DeShaw is so well known in the field of insurance bad faith claims that he is named on Allstate Insurance Company's Wikipedia page for his contribution to the book "From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves" on how Allstate made billions of dollars by underpaying insurance claims. For people seeking a personal injury lawyer Portland, they may wonder "Is it worth paying a lawyer to handle my personal injury case?" DeShaw's research on Allstate unveiled Allstate's internal research, as well as research from the Insurance Research Council. Allstate's initial research in the early 1990s demonstrated that hiring a personal injury lawyer increased settlement offers by 300% in smaller claims, but that once a claim exceeded a value of $15,000 the value of a lawyer increased exponentially. Additional research demonstrated that there is a difference in lawyers though - and insurers track those lawyers by federal tax ID number. With some law firms with a history of settlement and no trials, the offers can be lower than they are to a non-represented person. For lawyers with a very strong trial reputation, the offers are considerably higher than average. For people seeking an auto accident attorney Portland, hiring a trial lawyer with a history of high verdicts will result in a higher settlement offer than hiring a large national or Oregon personal injury firm that handles thousands of cases at one time. If you are considering different Oregon Personal Injury Lawyers, compare the lawyer's personal case outcomes. Our firm has the largest total settlements and verdicts of any Oregon personal injury law firm. Our Portland personal injury attorney also has the highest compensatory damage verdict in Oregon history - $77,523,748.93.

For more than 20 years, Dr. DeShaw has studied the insurance industry's software that is used to determine settlement offers at over 90% of all auto accident claims. Our practice isn't just exceptional because of our extensive understanding of complex traumatic injuries, or trial methods. Our Portland personal injury lawyer uses methods that directly address the way insurers determine the settlement offers in in auto accident, premises liability, and truck crash cases. In fact, the Legal AI company Settlement Intelligence uses Aaron DeShaw's unique method of creating the "demand letters" that go to insurance companies to get settlement offers. DeShaw's settlement method are used by law firms nationwide.

Industry Recognition

Aaron DeShaw is considered one of the most influential plaintiff lawyers in the United States through his legal publishing company Trial Guides

"Trial Guides and its founder, Aaron DeShaw, have armed, honed, and inspired more plaintiff's attorneys than anything else this century." Leading trial consultant David Ball Ph.D., author of the landmark legal books David Ball on DamagesReptile, and Damages Evolving

In his role starting and running Trial Guides, Dr. DeShaw has lectured at, attended and watched hundreds of hours of videos on litigation methods, and read countless historical and contemporary books on the practice of law. DeShaw often has books by leading lawyers or jury consultants one to two years before they are published to the legal profession as they go through development. 

Our Portland personal injury law firm integrates the best parts of these new techniques into our Oregon personal injury lawsuits. The overall effect of Dr. DeShaw's deep immersion into litigation methods, allows him to call upon the wisdom of generations of trial lawyers when he faces an issue in trial. This is particularly important during trials in Oregon which is one of three states that still use "trial by ambush," where there is little or no notice about who is testifying on behalf of the insurance company, or what they will say. 

It is because of our commitment to our skills in both the health care and legal field, and using that knowledge to the benefit of our injured clients that doctors and other lawyers entrust us with their most serious case referrals. 

It is also why our lead attorney has been selected for the American Board of Trial Advocates - an honor provided to only 90 trial lawyers and judges in the State of Oregon from all disciplines of law. Aaron DeShaw has additionally been selected by lawyers, opposing lawyers, mediators, arbitrators and judges to Super Lawyers in multiple years. Dr. DeShaw is asked to lecture nationally and internationally to both legal and physician professional organizations because of his expertise in a wide variety of topics including everything from trial methods and settlement demand letters, to a wide variety of topics regarding traumatic injuries.

Free, No-Risk Consultation

If you or someone you know needs an Oregon personal injury attorney or a Washington personal injury lawyer for a serious injury, please call us at (503) 227-1233. The initial call, and consultation with a lawyer are available to you for free, and with no obligation to hire us. 

Dr. Aaron DeShaw at desk with book
The Oregon personal injury lawyer that has individually, and with other firms, obtained more than $1 Billion in settlements and trial verdicts for clients. Focused on Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Quadriplegia, Amputation, wrongful death, and other catastrophic injury legal cases.