Casualty Defense — A Cornerstone of Our Firm

Our firm is perhaps best known for mounting an aggressive and tactical defense for our insurance clients, in a wide variety of situations.

We have represented many national and regional auto and homeowner carriers in cases ranging in severity from relatively minor soft tissue claims to major jury trials involving catastrophic injuries or multiple fatalities.

We represent numerous insurers in the ever-changing world of personal injury protection (PIP), uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) cases, and bad faith claims.

We represent homeowners, commercial property owners and major retail establishments in defending against claims dealing with a variety of issues such as sidewalk defects, snow and ice removal, spilled substances, falling products, employee negligence, liquor liability and lease agreement disputes.

We frequently defend cases involving job site accidents, from minor soft tissue injury cases to catastrophic injury and wrongful death. These cases can require extensive knowledge of state and federal statutes and regulations, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, the Federal Employers' Liability Act, Oregon's Employment Liability Law, the Oregon Safe Employment Act and related laws.

We have also represented contractors and construction professionals in cases involving construction site accidents and injuries.

Known for Successes

The attorneys at Chock Barhoum LLP have tried hundreds of casualty defense cases in Oregon and Washington with a greater than 90 percent success rate. We work hard to present vigorous, aggressive defense in a cost-effective and ethical manner. We use our experience with the law and our knowledge of medical issues to build a smart and innovative defense strategy.

Our trial experience is the key to our success. It enables us to evaluate cases early in the litigation process, which often leads to excellent settlements without significant defense costs. We evaluate a case as early as possible and provide guidance to our clients to help resolve cases where appropriate.

Where cases cannot be favorably resolved, Chock Barhoum LLP lawyers are always prepared to go to trial.


Our attorneys at Chock Barhoum LLP have tried hundreds of casualty defense cases in Oregon and Washington with a greater than 90 percent success rate. We work hard to always present vigorous, aggressive defense in a cost-effective and ethical manner. We use our experience with the law and our knowledge of medical issues to build a smart and innovative defense strategy. Call Chock Barhoum LLP at 503-223-3000, or email us your questions.