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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 2) as well as active transportation advocacy.



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Stephen J. VoorheesAttorney

Stephen is licensed to practice in Oregon, Missouri and Kansas.

His legal career began in 2005 when he was awarded the Judge Glenn Evans Scholarship to study at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he obtained his law degree in 2008. In his final year of study, Stephen received the prestigious CALI Award in Trial Practice. After passing the bar, he served a one-year term as a clerk for Missouri Court of Appeals Judge Harold Lowenstein, then the longest serving appellate court judge in Missouri history.

Thereafter, Stephen found his passion working as a personal injury trial attorney fighting insurance companies and corporations. In his first trial, the jury awarded his client 8x the amount of the insurance company’s final pre-trial offer. He recently obtained a $500,000 judgment in an insurance bad faith case and a $1,200,000 settlement in a lawsuit against a drunk driver.

Stephen continues to work exclusively as a Plaintiff’s trial lawyer because he is dedicated to helping individuals and families obtain justice after enduring some of the most difficult hardships of their lives.

He is an active member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He was also recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” and The National Trial Lawyers organization as a “Top 40 under 40” trial lawyer.

Outside of work, Stephen enjoys being outdoors, rock climbing, yoga, and spending time with his family.

10.0Stephen Joseph Voorhees
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Sarah FeldmanAttorney

Sarah joined Forum Law Group in 2017 as an associate practicing plaintiff's personal injury law. She is passionate about advocating for her clients and obtaining the best possible result.
Sarah grew up in Buffalo, New York and lived in Washington, DC before moving to Portland. She graduated from The George Washington University, from which she received a Bachelor's degree in 2005 and a Juris Doctor degree in 2010. Following law school, Sarah clerked for a William A. Moorman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. She then held clerkships with Hon. Martha Walters of the Oregon Supreme Court and Hon. Meagan Flynn of the Oregon Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Through her clerkships, Sarah has had the unparalleled opportunity to learn Oregon law and to help draft opinions resolving complex legal disputes.
Sarah is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Oregon Women Lawyers, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Multnomah Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. She served on the MBA Young Lawyers Section Continuing Legal Education committee from 2015 to 2017.
On the weekends, Sarah enjoys exploring the beautiful northwest with her husband and young daughter.

STAFF
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Lisa ButlerParalegal

Lisa is originally from Albuquerque, where she obtained her Bachelor’s 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.

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

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Liz LarsenParalegal

Liz was raised in Hillsboro, Oregon and loves living and working in Portland. She graduated with an Associate’s degree in paralegal studies from Portland Community College in 2016. Prior to her career in the legal field, Liz obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and taught third grade in Springville, Utah. Liz enjoys hiking, cycling and singing with the Aurora Women’s Chorus.