Primary Practice Areas

Personal Injury:

  • Vehicular accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Bicycle collisions
  • Tri-Met claims
  • Negligence

  • Premise liability injuries
  • Elder Abuse
  • Child Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • ​Infliction of Emotional Distress
As a former prosecutor with 20 + years of experience , Chris understands how important it is to pursue justice and resolution for crime victims.  In continuing that mission, Chris is dedicated to helping crime victims understand the legal process. Victims of crime have a number of rights, including the right to be represented by their own attorney,  participate in the criminal process, having consult on plea negotiations with the State and being notified of all critical stages in the prosecution.  These are just a few of the enumerated rights that victims are entitled to by law.  

Knowing sentencing guidelines and navigating through different jurisdictional policies of Oregon's many counties is crucial to understanding the justice system.  Chris has prosecuted countless felony cases while serving as a deputy district attorney.  With this background and experience, she can guide victims through the criminal court process

In addition to being recognzed in criminal courts, it is equally important that victims also have their voice heard in civil courts.  There are many causes of action, known as Torts, that crime victims can pursue in the civil arena.  Tort claims are aimed at making wrongdoers pay monetary damages for causing harm to others.  Such causes of action include assault, battery, infliction of emotional distress and sexual abuse.  Much like her work in personal injury cases, Chris is focused on reparation and equality for victims.

Victim Rights:

Criminal Cases

Civil Cases