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Personal Injury Rates

Rates for Personal Injury Cases

Contingency Fee Percentage

Based out of Portland, Oregon, the attorneys at Clark Law and Associates, LLC accept most personal injury plaintiff’s cases on a contingency fee basis.  We also accept Washington State personal injury cases.  Call us at (503) 238-1010 for a free case evaluation to determine if we will accept your case on a contingency fee basis.


In addition to attorney fees, there are hard costs of litigation, expenses directly related to a client’s case, such as filing fees and service of process fees. Our contingency fee percentage remains at 33.33% for clients who forward or promptly reimburse litigation costs.  When our firm forwards the litigation costs, the attorney fee percentage increases to 35% after filing and 40% after arbitration or trial. For an explanation of hard costs/expenses of litigation see: Filing an Oregon Lawsuit

Oregon Attorney Fee Awards

In some cases, Oregon statutes allow for attorney fees to be awarded after a lawsuit is filed.  ORS 20.080 has an attorney fee provision for plaintiffs in personal injury cases filed for $10,000.00 or less, provided that a proper demand package has been sent to the proper parties.  For injury claims filed under the Oregon landlord/tenant act, ORS 90.255 provides for reciprocal attorneys fees, meaning the losing party must pay the attorney’s fees of the prevailing party.  If a person is injured as a result of a civil rights violation by a government agent, attorney fees may be sought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1988(b).  It is advantageous to a plaintiff to file a lawsuit under an attorney fee provision, because if attorney fees are awarded, then these fees offset any attorney fee percentage.

Hourly Rates for Civil Defense 

Attorney Rates:  $300/hour for attorneys with less than 10 years of experience. $400 per hour for attorneys with more than 10 years of experience.
Legal assistant Rates:  $150.00 – $200.00 depending on experience.

Flat Fees:  We sometimes offer flat fees for a defined amount of work.

Note:  There are times we decide a Plaintiff’s case is a high risk to accept on a contingency fee basis and rather than decline the case, we may offer to work on an hourly basis.


Please Note:  The above rates are generalized terms and rates and are subject to change without notice.  Our fee agreements contain additional terms to what is listed above.  Unless we have a written fee agreement we do not represent you.