Paul Krueger Law Firm, A Professional Corporation

Paul H. Krueger  

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.”