Paul Krueger Law Firm, A Professional Corporation

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Paul H. Krueger

Paul Krueger cut his teeth as a trial lawyer representing insurance conglomerates. During the first dozen years of his practice, Paul was recognized for his trial advocacy by rising to the status of “named partner” for what, at the time, was one of the Northwest’s most distinguished insurance defense firms. Before withdrawing from his role as a trial lawyer who specialized in the advancement of insurance-related causes, Paul’s representative client list read like a WHO’S WHO in the insurance industry. State Farm, Metropolitan Property and Casualty, New York Life, Banker’s Life and Casualty Insurance, Mutual of Omaha, Federated Insurance, North Pacific Insurance Co., St. Paul Fire and Casualty Insurance, Oregon Professional Liability Fund, Oregon Mutual Insurance, Stonewall Insurance, and the Insurance Guarantee Association of Oregon, all looked to Paul Krueger for advice and representation.
In 1992, and after coming off what, to many experts, represented a career-defining victory, Paul chose to leave his many insurance clients and industry connections behind, and, instead, focus the remainder of his legal career on helping those who had been injured as the result of the actions of others. Paul describes his decision with the following words, “As long as I continued to represent insurance conglomerates, my career as a trial lawyer would always be defined by some deserving party going home without just compensation. * * * That’s no way to make a living.”
In a trial career that has now spanned far over three decades — a trial career that began while first representing insurance corporations, and later championing the cause of personal injury victims — Paul Krueger learned that advocacy is meaningless, unless it can be backed up by effective courtroom representation. Therefore, when Paul embarked on creating the Paul Krueger Law Firm, he sought to create an environment where the rights and remedies of his clients would continue to be protected through zealous courtroom advocacy. In addition, he sought to surround himself with like-minded individuals who understood and appreciated that, it is only through the successful honing of a trial lawyer’s advocacy skills in a courtroom, that justice will be served. In other words, if lawyers cannot back up their words through demonstrated courtroom abilities, insurance carriers will never perceive sufficient risk that, in turn, will cause the companies to view an injured party’s personal injury claims fairly and justly.
If asked, Paul will say that the law firm’s Mission Statement says it all:

“Our mission is to set the standard for professional excellence, and provide the highest quality service available. The staff and attorneys of Paul Krueger Law Firm are dedicated to serving our clientele with integrity and skill in an effort to achieve the highest level of success in the pursuit of any injured party’s rights of recovery.”

 

Jason L. Jorgenson

Jason Jorgenson graduated from the Willamette University College of Law in 2006. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University. During law school, Jason worked as a law clerk for a leading plaintiff’s personal injury law firm. In addition, he represented clients in the Willamette College of Law Clinical Law Program and was a member of Willamette Law Review as well as a writer and editor of the Intellectual Property Section of Willamette Law Online.
Joining Paul Krueger Law Firm in January 2009, Jason focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, premises liability and products liability. Prior to joining Paul Krueger Law Firm, Jason worked in one of the leading defense firms in Portland where he primarily defended insurance companies. This experience gives Jason an extensive understanding of how insurance companies handle claims and what motivates them to resolve cases favorably for his clients.
Jason was selected as Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in both 2013 and 2014. A designation awarded to no more than 2.5% of practicing attorneys in each state.
Jason is admitted to practice law in the State of Oregon and federal court. He is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.
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Wade M. Bowyer

Wade Bowyer graduated from the Willamette University College of Law in 2013 and obtained his Bachelors Degree from Washington State University. Wade grew up working for a small family business and continued that tradition by running his own business prior to his acceptance into law school. While completing his law school education, Wade also took it upon himself to earn a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Willamette University College of Law, Center for Dispute Resolution. Wade was also a Senior Writer for the Oregon Courts Section of Willamette Law Online, and an Editor for the publication, Recent Developments in Dispute Resolution. Wade joined the Paul Krueger Law Firm during his second year of law school and worked as a Court Certified Law Clerk until being admitted to practice law in the State of Oregon in October 2013. Wade has also taken and passed the Washington State Bar Exam and is licensed to practice law in Washington. Working as a law clerk, Wade gained valuable hands-on training working on every aspect of personal injury claims for the Paul Krueger Law Firm. The experience and knowledge Wade has gained working for the Paul Krueger Law Firm has provided him with the necessary tools and understanding to zealously represent the interests of his clients in the competitive field of personal injury law. Wade is admitted to practice law in Oregon, Washington, and Oregon Federal Court. Wade is also a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, American Bar Association, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.

 

Timothy P. Walsh

A sixth-generation Oregonian, Timothy Walsh received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Willamette University, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from Willamette University College of Law. While attending law school, Tim was selected for a pair of prestigious judicial externships: first for the Hon. John V. Acosta at the United States District Court, District of Oregon, and later for the Hon. Virginia L. Linder at the Oregon Supreme Court. Tim also served as an Articles Editor for the Willamette Law Review and earned the Bruce Spaulding Memorial Award for Trial Advocacy, given to the most outstanding participant in Willamette’s Civil Trial Practice program.
Before law school, Tim gained both invaluable experience and the inspiration that subsequently guided his selection of a career, spending nearly two years interning at a plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Portland. In addition to gaining insight into the work associated with the preservation and pursuit of a personal injury victim’s rights of recovery, he also was exposed to the some of the best minds of the personal injury bar through a separate position with the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Together, those experiences convinced Tim that his goal as an attorney would be helping those who have been injured and hurt.
Tim joined the Paul Krueger Law Firm in October 2014 to fulfill his career objective of using his skill and knowledge to help others who, due to no fault of their own, have had their lives tragically affected through the actions of others. With this background and inspiration, Tim represents a prime example of the attorney Paul Krueger describes as a “like-minded individual who understands and appreciates that it is only through the successful honing of a trial lawyer’s skills in a courtroom that justice will be served.”
Tim is admitted to practice law in the State of Oregon and federal court, and he is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.