Litigation

When a dispute cannot be resolved between parties, it may become necessary to file a lawsuit and proceed to trial. Our trial attorneys practice in all federal and state courts in Oregon, handling all phases of litigation from early evaluation and negotiations, mediation and arbitration, to trial and verdict.

We work to develop a detailed knowledge of our clients’ needs and goals with a focus on meeting our clients’ objectives, finding practical solutions, maximizing recovery and containing costs. To enhance our efficiency, our litigation team utilizes technologies that enable rapid and cost-efficient searches for specific information. We are also one of the few firms in Oregon that employs a full-time Licensed Private Investigator.

Our attorneys recognize that disputes often require the use of common sense and creativity in order to be resolved. Although we favor approaches that reduce or eliminate the need for litigation, such as mediation or arbitration, Luvaas Cobb’s attorneys are known and respected for their skill and effectiveness in the courtroom.

Commercial and Real Estate Litigation: All types of breach of contract and warranty claims, business torts (unlawful trade practices, wrongful interference with economic relations, consumer claims), title and boundary disputes, trespass, groundwater and petroleum contamination.

Construction Litigation: We represent owners, general contractors, subcontractors and their insurers, both commercial and residential, in contract disputes, lien claims, CCB claims and construction defects including Employer Liability Law litigation and OSHA compliance issues.

Employment Litigation: Wrongful discharge and discrimination claims based on race, sex, age and disability; grievance arbitration of “for cause” terminations; and risk management advice to personnel managers and human resources departments.

Insurance: Luvaas Cobb works regularly with all forms of casualty insurance — general liability, automobile or truck liability, homeowners’ coverage, excess or umbrella policies, and professional liability. We represent insureds with exposure beyond their insurance limits.

Intellectual Property Litigation: Our attorneys are experienced in recovering damages from copyright and trademark infringements.

Professional Malpractice Litigation: We defend and prosecute claims for personal injury and property damage against accountants, architects, engineers, hospitals, physicians and real estate and insurance agents. We also represent professionals involved in administrative proceedings before state licensing boards.

Tort Litigation: Luvaas Cobb provides representation on matters including significant personal injury and property damage claims arising from automobile, trucking, aviation and maritime accidents, sexual harassment/abuse, elder abuse, defamation and commercial and residential premises liability.

Nursing Home Litigation: We have experience defending claims brought against residential care facilities.