Oregon Personal Injury Lawyers
Zachary Blay Walker
Zachary first joined the firm as a law clerk in the firm’s litigation department during law school and worked alongside a number of the firm’s talented attorneys on civil rights matters, employment disputes, and disability discrimination cases. Wanting to further his skills as a trial lawyer upon...
William D. Dickas
As one of Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P.’s leading real estate, business, and highly skilled dispute resolution lawyer, it’s easy to believe Bill Dickas when he claims he was “born a lawyer.” However, most lawyers don’t enter the profession after earning a master’s degree in theology in...
Wendy M. Margolis
Wendy Margolis’s practice focuses on civil appeals in state and federal courts and on providing litigation support to trial lawyers on legal and strategic issues that arise before, during, and after trial.Prior to joining Cosgrave in 1995, Wendy was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Mary Deits of...
Wayne D. Palmer
Wayne Palmer is an accomplished litigator and business lawyer, having represented Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. clients in the areas of business disputes, domestic relations, employment matters, commercial collection, and maritime claims since 1981. However while litigation is where he...
Timothy J. Coleman
Tim Coleman’s law practice focuses on civil litigation. He is chair of the firm’s employment law practice group, and co-chair of the railroad practice group. Tim has represented individuals as well as small and large businesses for over 30 years, defending cases involving personal injury,...
Thomas R. Rask, III
One of several Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. attorneys born and raised in the Portland area, Tom Rask is also one of the firm’s most active community volunteers. He is the president of the St. Sharbel Catholic Church Council, and served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American...
Tessan Wess joined Kilmer Voorhees & Laurick in 2015 with a practice focused on first party coverage issues and insurance disputes, as well as bad faith and commercial liability. Tessan comes to the firm with litigation experience in Oregon, Washington and Florida.Tessan attended the University of...
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Ted E. Runstein
The longest-tenured Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. partner, Ted Runstein enjoys a reputation as one of Portland’s premier personal injury lawyers, which isn’t unexpected given his vigorous intellect. “I just love to have people locked into the jury box listening to what I have to say,” he...
Shelley D. Russell
Ms. Russell was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Clackamas High School with Valedictorian honors, she attended Pomona College in Claremont, California. During college, Ms. Russell participated in a study abroad program in Geneva, Switzerland where she was able to utilize...
Rudy R. Lachenmeier
I work tirelessly to achieve a fair resolution to every case whether I am representing a plaintiff, a defendant, or acting as a mediator. A native of Portland, Oregon, I have practiced law in this state since 1975 and have brought over 150 personal injury and property damage cases to verdict and...
Robin M. Runstein
As the only criminal-defense attorney on the Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. roster, Robin Runstein enjoys a healthy dose of independence. She wouldn’t have it any other way. “I like being accountable to myself and my clients more than anything,” she explains. “In criminal law, you have to be...
Robert E. Barton
Bob Barton, a veteran trial lawyer with over thirty years of experience, has taken well over 200 cases to verdict in state and federal court. Before joining Cosgrave in 1984, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in Oregon, a Deputy District Attorney, and a Deputy Attorney General in...
Robert earned his law degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, concentrating his coursework on trial advocacy and constitutional law. Robert was the associate director for trial competitions on the Law School Trial Board. While in law school, Robert volunteered at a local middle...
Robert is a native of Los Angeles, California. The son of immigrant parents, Robert understands the challenges of community members who face barriers and is committed to serving their legal needs in an assertive, and accessible manner. He understands when it's one person versus an organization,...
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Richard A. Mann
Richard's family moved to Portland in 1966, and he has remained a Portlander since then. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1999. Before attending law school, Rich worked for 14 years as a labor relations administrator for the Pacific Maritime Association. The knowledge and experience...
Richard Rizk is the senior lawyer at Rizklaw, an Oregon plaintiff personal injury & insurance, law firm he founded in 2001. Richard passionately seeks justice for everyday people in the context of serious injury and denied insurance claims. Richard believes that success as a personal injury lawyer...
Raymond M. Rask
Ray has been a significant part of the Portland legal community for more than 50 years. Ray has consistently advised clients on a variety of legal matters including all aspects of business and litigation. Ray's depth of experience, including numerous trials, provides the firm's clients with an...
Ralph was born in Evansville, Indiana and raised in the Midwest. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He went on to law school at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. While in law school, Ralph was Executive Editor of the Law Review and upon...
Paul J. Vames
I have been a litigator since first being admitted to practice law in 1996. For over twelve years, I worked exclusively for the insurance industry and learned the intricacies of how claims are investigated and evaluated. I use that experience and knowledge every day to assist my clients to obtain...
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