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Scott F. KocherAttorney

Scott Kocher is a civil trial lawyer, licensed in Oregon since 2001.

Practices


Personal Injury Law
Bicycle, Pedestrian and Vehicle Injuries
Child & Elder Abuse and Neglect

Professional


Scott is a native Oregonian, and a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. He worked as an attorney at Oregon's largest law firm from 2001 to 2006, when he became a partner of Vangelisti Kocher LLP. He established Forum Law Group in 2013.

Scott is currently listed in Super Lawyers for plaintiff's personal injury work in Oregon. This non-paid listing is based on evaluation of “peer recognition and professional achievement” by Law & Politics. Scott also holds a top rating of 10.0 from the non-paid attorney rating site, avvo.com.

Representative Cases


While the results obtained depend upon the facts of each case, Scott has assisted clients in a wide range of wrongful death and injury cases, including work as lead counsel in Oregon's first settlement of more than $1 million for claims against DHS relating to abuse of a foster child, and Oregon's largest verdict against an elder care facility.

Involvement


Scott is a member of the Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee, past Chair of the Products Liability Section of the Oregon State Bar, and has twice co-presented the Oregon State Bar's Continuing Legal Education seminar on bicycle law. He provides pro bono services through the Domestic Violence Project of Legal Aid.

Scott serves on the board of directors of Oregon Walks, Oregon's primary pedestrian safety and advocacy organization. He has served on the board of directors of Chamber Music Northwest, and the Oregon Bicycle Advisory Committee. He enjoys competitive cycling (Road Category 3) as well as active transportation advocacy.

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Stephen J. VoorheesAttorney

Stephen J. Voorhees has seen firsthand how people suffer harm due to the negligence and carelessness of others or corporations. Those losses are often both physical and emotional. Stephen devotes his professional life as a lawyer to helping people through these times and the legal process.
Steve practices exclusively in the discipline of personal injury law. He represents people who have been injured in car accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, premises liability accidents, and wrongful death cases.
Steve’s career as a lawyer began in 2005. He was awarded the Judge Glenn Evans Scholarship to study at the University of Missouri School of Law, where he obtained his degree in 2008. In his final year of study, he received the prestigious CALI Award in Trial Practice. After law school, Steve served a one-year term as a judicial law clerk at the Missouri Court of Appeals to the Honorable Harold Lowenstein, then the longest serving appellate court judge in Missouri history.
Steve joined a plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Kanas City, Missouri, where he worked as a trial lawyer for 7 years before moving to Portland and joining Forum Law Group in 2016.
In his leisure time, Steve enjoys rock climbing, yoga, running and being outdoors.

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Lisa ButlerParalegal

Lisa is originally from Albuquerque, where she obtained her undergraduate in Anthropology and Psychology at the University of New Mexico. She holds a Paralegal Certificate from Portland Community College and has been in the legal field since 2011. Lisa worked with children as a Qualified Mental Health Associate for 4 years before changing career paths. She spends most of her weekends exploring the Oregon coast and mountains with her dog ever since she relocated to Portland in 2009. She enjoys the restaurants in Portland and the wineries of the Willamette Valley.

Lisa is an active member of the Oregon Trial Lawyer Association Legal Staff section.