The firm’s personal injury / wrongful death practice involves any case in which a plaintiff is alleging physical or mental injuries or death allegedly as a result of a defendant’s work, conduct, property, or product. These claims arise in various contexts and are based on a wide range of legal theories.

In addition to liability issues and/or defenses, cases often require a careful scrutiny of the medical and economic damages alleged. Our attorneys will quickly learn your business and the nature of the plaintiff’s injuries for an efficient but complete defense of the insured.


Personal injury defense cases represent 24 percent* of the firm’s total caseload. (*Percentages based on files from the last five years.)

Our firm routinely litigates personal injury cases in trial and appellate courts throughout the Pacific Northwest. We have been representing defendants in personal injury/wrongful death actions for over 30 years – including a number of groundbreaking and precedent-setting cases.

Our seasoned litigation counsel offer an efficient, problem-solving approach that combines reasoned, unbiased analysis of liability and damages, combined with appropriately aggressive negotiation and courtroom skill.


Davis Rothwell has been recognized by Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® in the area of personal injury defense. Our attorneys are recognized as being experts in this field.

Many of our attorneys have taken leadership positions in the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, including numerous attorneys who have chaired various practice groups and served on the Board of Directors.