Areas of Practice
We work with insurance companies to provide quality representation at a fair price. Our attorneys have the skill and experience to provide the timely reports claims adjusters need and the personal service their clients expect.
We analyze insurance contracts to provide coverage interpretations and provide representation in coverage litigation. Our familiarity with insurance policy terms and their interpretation by courts in Oregon and Washington enables use to explain how conditions and exclusions will be applied and to pursue the most effective litigation strategies
Our experience and skill allow us to evaluate claims properly, formulate effective discovery, motions and mediation plans, and try cases to get results. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in all types of civil litigation, including but not limited to:
When people are injured in car accidents, lawyers need to collect and coordinate medical records and expert testimony to present their clients' cases as strongly as possible. Our attorneys and paralegals know who to contact and how to put the evidence together to make the best case.
Whether the case involves a single family residence or a complex with hundreds of units, our experience with construction defect cases allows our attorneys to select the right expert witnesses, work closely with those witnesses to determine and allocate liability, and conduct mediation and litigation to produce the most economical result.
Arbitration and MediationMike Lehner and Carl Rodrigues provide a wide range of alternative dispute resolution services for attorneys in Oregon and Washington, private parties, insurance companies and municipalities throughout the Pacific Northwest Mike and Carl are available for mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences, neutral case evaluations, mock trials, coverage mediation, negotiation training, dispute resolution system design and consultation, and other alternative dispute resolution services. Dispute resolution is both an art and a science, and there is no single method that will most effectively resolve every case. Our experience allows us to employ both facilitative conferences, where we help the parties focus their opinions and attempt to narrow the distances between them, and with a more evaluative approach, where we provide a thorough and balanced assessment of the dispute from a neutral perspective based on our experience and attempt to help all parties move towards mutual acceptance. In most cases, we use a mix of both techniques -- and other skills we've learned over the years -- to help achieve compromise and resolve disputes. Our ADR hourly rate is $200, with a flat administrative fee of $100 per party. Fixed fee arrangements are also available for complex cases. Contact us for a quote based on the specific needs of your case.