The attorneys at Chock Barhoum LLP are top-of-the-line litigators with numerous awards and recognition for outstanding litigation and trial skills. Our attorneys win cases because we come prepared with a smart, creative plan that all but guarantees a successful outcome for our clients.
Our attorneys have litigated thousands of cases in states and federal courts. Many of our clients are large insurance carriers. Others are self-insured risk entities, construction companies and other businesses. We bring the skills appropriate to each client’s needs.
Perhaps most telling, many of our clients have repeatedly chosen to put their business needs in our capable hands time and time again. We have represented many of our clients for decades. The reason is simple. They want outcomes that are good for the company and good for the bottom line. We get that and we deliver.
The Power of the Story
Not all cases go to trial, of course. But our clients get great results because of our reputation for trial success. We have tried hundreds of cases with a greater than 90 percent success rate. Our reputation is well-known. Our opponents
would rather sit across the negotiating table than challenge us in a courtroom. That gives our clients a significant advantage.
Why We Win
We establish ourselves with the judge and jury as teachers – people who provide reliable information. By being effective and persuasive storytellers, we give our clients the best chance of success.
Chock Barhoum LLP represents clients from nearly every area of business, from individuals and small-business owners to some of the world's largest Fortune 500 corporations. Our attorneys have successfully litigated everything from multimillion-dollar litigation to much smaller breach of contract cases for local businesses.
From basic contract disputes to more complicated business issues, our litigation team has the knowledge and experience necessary to get the best results for our clients. Regardless of where you and your company fall on the litigation spectrum, we will treat you like family and fight hard to protect your interests.
Our Clients Include:
Our clients have trusted us for decades. They put their needs in our hands, and we never disappoint. We have the skills, technology and experience to handle a wide variety of legal issues across the Northwest. Cases we have defended include:
Litigators and partners Jay Chock and John Barhoum made the move from a large law firm in 2013 to focus on providing more cost-effective services to their clients. They quickly achieved this goal by hiring talented attorneys and staff who excel at providing efficient legal representation to clients, and by focusing on technological advances in litigation support, legal research and general office operations.
Sadly, Jay Chock passed away in 2019. He is greatly missed and will always be remembered.
At Chock Barhoum, we recognize the differences among us as an asset and a source of strength. We believe that excellence in the practice of law knows no racial, ethnic, gender, religious, sexual orientation, or other boundaries. The firm has an affirmative policy of actively pursuing and maintaining diversity in our workforce, among both lawyers and non-lawyers. We are committed to cultivating a diverse partnership not only by looking for talented lawyers from outside the firm, but also by ensuring that younger lawyers can rise to partnership from within our own ranks.
We are community leaders when it comes to hiring and promoting a diverse workforce. We work strenuously to recruit diverse individuals by placing job ads through various channels dedicated to minority hiring, including:
Chock Barhoum offers support and encouragement to its women attorneys through its professional development and coaching, which is designed to address issues of gender as well as other issues pertinent to attorney development and retention. The Firm supports work life balance for attorneys through policies providing for reduced or part time schedules, work from home, and parental leave. The Firm also has created a path to meaningful partnership for attorneys without the necessity of creating a large book of business.
Chock Barhoum is also a proud sponsor of Hoops for Hope—a charity started and run by our managing partner, John Barhoum. Hoops for Hope has raised tens of thousands of dollars for underserved children across Oregon. The organization is dedicated to ending the racial divide by bringing kids from different backgrounds and communities together through sports.