Portland Personal Injury Lawyer Aaron DeShaw attended the Consumer Attorneys of California annual convention on November 13-15, 2014. A number of DeShaw’s friends were lecturing at the event including Inner Circle of Advocates President Rick Friedman, R. Rex Parris, Nick Rowley, and Brian Panish. In addition to running his own firm in Portland Oregon, DeShaw is of counsel at Friedman’s firm Friedman | Rubin in Seattle Washington.
Friedman’s lecture was of particular interest, and as President of the Inner Circle of Advocates (the Top 100 plaintiff lawyers in the country) he covered ways to get negative elements out of the plaintiff bar and better help our communities. Rick received a standing ovation for confronting difficult issues regarding how some lawyers have contributed to the public’s perception of personal injury lawyers. Rick is honest, caring and humble despite his success as a lawyer, which makes our work with him all that much more enjoyable.
That night, DeShaw met with Rex Parris, Nick Rowley, and Brian Panish regarding trying cases with these lawyers. Parris is brilliant and discussed some of his cutting edge methods for trying cases. Rowley is the leading lawyer of his generation, trying over 100 trials before age 40, with incredible success. Panish has the largest personal injury verdict in US history and is considered one of the best trial lawyers in the country.
Overall, the CAOC annual convention was an educational and inspiring meeting, where our firm made and improved our great co-counsel relationships for future serious personal injury cases.