From catastrophic injuries or death to low-impact claims, Davis Rothwell defends individuals and commercial enterprises in a wide range of automobile and trucking cases. Our clients include employers whose employees are involved in accidents, local and national trucking companies, rental car companies, as well as individual drivers.

We also defend insurers in claims involving first party coverage, including Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist claims and Personal Injury Protection benefits.


Davis Rothwell litigates automobile and trucking cases in Oregon and Washington state courts, as well as in federal courts – with the firm’s auto practice comprising 16 percent of our total case load. Trucking cases are also included in our personal injury defense practice, which makes up 24 percent* of the firm’s total caseload. (*Based on files for last five years.)

Our in-depth knowledge of defending these cases enables us to give insurers and their insureds the most effective defense. We have insight into the best experts for specific injury types, and are up to date in the latest plaintiff strategies. Our quick response to emergency situations makes us the right choice when an insured faces a catastrophic loss – allowing the speedy retention of experts and preservation of evidence.


Davis Rothwell’s automobile and trucking cases are included in the firm’s personal injury defense practice, an area in which Davis Rothwell personnel have received numerous awards. These include “Best Lawyers® in America” for personal injury defense litigation, as well as both “Super Lawyers”® and “Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars” for personal injury defense. Our attorneys’ practice in this area has also led to the preeminent “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Our attorneys frequently teach continuing legal education courses relating to both third-party and first-party claims, and are recognized in the community as leaders in this field.