Portland Personal Injury Lawyers: Fewer Cases. Better Results.
We focus solely on personal injury cases. This way, we can bring greater expertise and knowledge of personal injury law to our clients. The practice area of personal injury includes: auto accidents, truck accidents, bike accidents, product liability, wrongful death, brain injuries, burn injuries, animal attacks, premises liability, child injuries, and assault.Example cases
In 2012: $500,000 Bicycle Accident Settlement After Hit and Run
In 2011: Brain Injury/Premises Liability case
In 2011: Auto Accident case Against a Big Corporation
1553 SE Tolman Street
Portland OR 97202
Yes, we do offer free consultations. Please call 503-222-4411 to see if your case meets our case criteria, and we can schedule that for you. There is no time limit on the free consultation because we want to be sure you have all the information you need before hiring us, and we want to be make sure we have all the information we need to fully evaluate your case.
To put it in the simplest terms possible, a contingency fee agreement means if the lawyer takes your case and doesn't win, it costs you nothing. When you win, only then does your lawyer receive a fee. It doesn't matter how complicated the case or how long it takes to get a judgment. Nothing is due to your lawyer unless and until you win your case. Your award may be won in or outside of court, if the other party offers a settlement before the case goes before a judge and/or jury, but in any event, having an excellent personal injury attorney needn't cost you a penny.The lawyers get paid when you get paid. The contingency fee agreement will stipulate an amount the lawyer is to be paid once your case has been won. The fee is invariably based on a percentage of your reward, and all other costs will be discussed with you. In addition, rules are in place which mean the lawyers can only charge a "reasonable" fee in terms of the percentage of your reward they take for themselves. Those rules vary from place to place and are based on the "ethical rules of professional conduct. In all events, a clear and precise statement of what's to be paid after a successful claim will be stipulated within the contingency agreement.
Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.
All of our staff is trained to help clients. If you have any questions, please call 503-222-4411.
No, but we have several translation services in our contacts.
Yes — just call our office at 503-222-4411 and after an initial consultation we can discuss the elements of the case that require an attorneys' services.
Because we do not charge an hourly rate, we do not worry about dividing work to be cost-effective. Like most personal injury law firms, we prefer to work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get a percentage of the settlement if we win an award for our clients. We call this our No Fee Promise — if we do not win, you do not pay any attorneys' fees. This way, we are motivated to get you the best financial recovery possible and we can divide the work according to our staff's skills, which ensures that we do the best job possible for our clients.
Regularly. We are willing to use alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation or arbitration whenever necessary, and our attorneys are always willing to go to trial if a fair settlement can not be achieved otherwise. At Shulman DuBois LLC, we do whatever is necessary to get our clients justice and compensation.
Both Joshua Shulman and Sean DuBois are respected members of the Portland community, and both participate in many local activities. Both lawyers are fathers, who enjoy participating on school boards and coaching sports, as well as working to improve the community through volunteer, fundraising, and activist pursuits.
Our motto is Fewer Cases. Better Results. This means we only take a limited amount of cases to ensure each of our clients gets the time and attention they deserve. We care about our work and we care about our clients — so this method has allowed us to keep our clients informed and get better results by giving our best to each case. We love our work. This passion makes us better Oregon personal injury lawyers. In our line of work there are considerable differences in how lawyers approach their workload. For instance, there are many law firms that take on hundreds, if not thousands of low-value cases, then there are lawyers who focus their time only on a few high-value cases. We are the latter, and we have very strong opinions on the difference in quality between high-volume and low-volume firms.There is nothing wrong with the convenience of a quick case, but that is not the type of lawyers we are. Because of our commitment, we only take clients that we like. We refuse to take so many cases that we cannot remember our clients' names. We take only a few cases, so that we can spend the quality time that is needed to investigate every dimension of a case.
We truly believe in education and the power of education to achieve justice. We encourage all our clients, potential clients, and injury victims to educate themselves regarding the personal injury process, insurance, and recourse after an accident. In fact, we provide many free resources for education, including our free book 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Case — which can be ordered at www.freeoregonaccidentbooks.com. This book simplifies the personal injury process to help injured Oregonians maximize financial recovery. Please also check our website at http://www.portlandpersonalinjuryaccidentlawyer.com/reports/getfreereport/ for free information.
In most cases, we prefer to take a case and draft our own documents — that is one of the advantages of hiring an attorney after all — but in special circumstance we are happy to review client documents.
Yes. We understand that some people may be reluctant to hire or pay an attorney, and so we have provided many free resources to help personal injury victims. Please see above for information regarding our book. While we recommend hiring a personal injury attorney in most cases, we have also written a free white paper titled "Settling Your Injury Case...Without a Lawyer" to guide those who prefer to handle their own claims under ORS 20.080.
DuBois Law Group LLC was established in 2008 by Sean DuBois. DuBois Law Group enjoys a reputation for compassion, integrity, and dedication to the law in the Portland community. Because we do not charge an hourly rate, we do not worry about dividing work to be cost-effective. Like most personal injury law firms, we prefer to work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get a percentage of the settlement if we win an award for our clients. We call this our No Fee Promise — if we do not win, you do not pay any attorneys' fees. This way, we are motivated to get you the best financial recovery possible and we can divide the work according to our staff's skills, which ensures that we do the best job possible for our clients.
Sean DuBois's attraction to the legal field began in high school, where he was successful in competitive debate. After attending college on a debate scholarship, Sean decided to explore his options before committing to the study of law. But his experiences, especially his position as a research diver at Florida Atlantic University Department of Ocean Engineering, allowed him to see up close the consequences of corporate greed.
He returned to his studies, at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland. During law school, Sean went to work for some of the best personal injury attorneys in Oregon, allowing him to see firsthand how these firms in Portland handle settlements, trials, and client care. Following admittance to the Oregon Bar in 2006, Sean formed his own practice, DuBois Law Office. While volunteering for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), he met Joshua Shulman, a local personal injury attorney with a similar passion for representing deserving individuals fighting for justice and the two joined forces to form Shulman DuBois LLC in 2008.
Sean is a dedicated and active member of the American Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, where he is a Guardian of Justice member. He has been published in Trial Lawyer magazine, and has been named an Oregon Rising Star by SuperLawyers magazine three years in a row. Sean free dives and scuba dives on the Oregon Coast, and he and his wife and their two elementary school-aged children ski together every chance they get.
Bar Number: 061753
Lewis and Clark Law School
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