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Meet Attorney Timothy Grabe

Personal Injury Lawyer in Portland

A native Oregonian, Tim graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s in history in 1977. In his 20s he worked blue collar jobs, including logging, driving a farm combine, and heavy lifting in a freeze-dried food factory. These experiences help him identify with clients who work with their hands, particularly those hurt on the job.

Tim attended law school at Lewis & Clark in Portland, where he had the honor of helping edit the Law Review. He graduated in '82, and worked in criminal defense at a downtown firm. He then spent several years representing large insurance companies. After some time, however, he found his "heart was more in helping injured people and their doctors," and he opened his private practice in 1988.

Oregon State Bar

Tim gives back to his profession in many ways. Since the early '90s he's served on various state bar committees, including the Uniform Civil Jury Instruction Committee, the Procedure and Practice Committee, and Client Security Fund, which regulate the practice of law in Oregon. Throughout his career, he's regularly published chapters and articles about trial practice in books, such as the Oregon Civil Litigation Manual, and journals, like "Oregon Trial Lawyer." For a nostalgic look back at how WWII impacted Oregon’s legal field, including how the state treated Japanese-Americans, see Tim's article. Since 1995 he's been a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyer's Association, where he's served on the Publications Committee.

In a field associated with pit bulls promising quick paydays, Tim stands in stark contrast. He immediately strikes one as thoughtful and mature. When negotiating settlements, he believes it's important to treat those on the other side, insurance adjusters and opposing attorneys, as colleagues, deserving of respect. When he takes a case to trial, however, he prepares thoroughly, and devotes himself 100% to winning. It's little wonder he's successful in both areas.

Recent Articles by Tim Grabe

  • Beware the Abyss (The article originally appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of Trial Lawyer magazine, the quarterly journal of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association).

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