Portland attorney, James F. O’Rourke, Jr. is an experienced Portland Personal Injury Attorney and Lawyer in Portland, Hillsboro, and Oregon City, Oregon Courts and Courts throughout the State of Oregon.

This law firm’s mission is to protect, develop and assert our client’s claim rights and to guide them through the personal injury or wrongful death claims recovery  process. We want our clients to have the peace of mind and confidence that comes from knowing that they are represented by experienced professionals who care about getting the best possible results for them for their personal injury or wrongful death claims.  We want them to let us take care of working with the insurance companies and their medical providers while they heal from their injuries.

Mr. O’Rourke has practiced as a Portland Personal Injury Lawyer since 1978 when he began working with Nick Chaivoe who was one of the best and most nationally well known Oregon Personal Injury Lawyers of his time. They worked together for over twenty years.  Mr. O’Rourke carries on their work.

During his career, Mr. O’Rourke has represented many hundreds of persons in Personal Injury Cases in Portland and throughout the state of Oregon and Southwestern Washington.

Mr. O’Rourke and his staff are dedicated to providing excellent personal service with integrity. That means that they give their clients all the individual attention they need and take a personal and professional interest in the outcomes of their cases.

Mr. O’Rourke gets excellent results for his clients.   His success and reputation as a Portland Personal Injury Attorneyare based on those results and the way he treats his clients.

There is a lot more to representing a client than getting money. Along the way, most people want to feel that their lawyer cares about them and their well being and that their lawyer is there to help them through their time of need. They want a lawyer who will return their calls, answer their questions and guide them through the personal injury or wrongful death claim process.

That is the way Mr. O’Rourke practices personal injury law.

Former client references and other information about results from negotiation, mediation and trial are available upon  request.

Many of our new clients are referred by former clients.

If there is no Financial Recovery there is no Fee.  

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Developing the Claim and Getting Bills Paid

As soon as we are hired to represent you we begin building your claim.

We formulate a plan for taking care of your immediate needs, advocating your claim and maximizing your financial recovery.

We work with you by explaining your rights and guiding you through each step of the claim recovery process.

We Investigate and Document your claim.  We identify the at fault party or parties and their insurers and we notify their insurers of your claim.  We investigate the claim to gather, review and preserve the evidence that proves that the other party or parties are at fault, how you were injured, and the financial and other effects of your injuries upon you and your family.  We locate and interview the witnesses and obtain police, fire and ambulance records.  We help you prepare and file your Accident Report.

We work with your medical and health care professionals to develop a proper record to document your injuries and treatment to support your claim.  We continue this process of documentation throughout the course of treatment.  We maintain close contact with you.

We work with your insurance companies and the insurance companies for the at fault party or parties to arrange for payment and reimbursement for medical bills, wage loss, automobile repair or replacement and rental car expense.  We help you with automobile repair, replacement and rental car expense recovery as a courtesy to you as our client at no extra charge.  We take care of the details while you heal from your injuries.

We continue the case preparation and documentation process until your claim is finally resolved though settlement or litigation.

Settling or Litigating the Claim

We begin the claim recovery process when your health care professionals determine that you are medically stationary which means that you have received the maximum benefit from treatment and further treatment will not improve your condition.   The claim recovery process includes, Negotiation, Judicial Settlement Conferences, Mediation and litigation, including Arbitration and Trial.  Most cases settle fairly and to the satisfaction of our clients without trial.

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Mr. O’Rourke represents persons with Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims including the following:

Personal Injury Accident Cases

Vehicle Accident Cases

Mr O’Rourke represents persons including drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists  who are injured and the estates of persons injured or killed due to the fault of others in vehicle accident cases involving automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, big trucks, bicycles and commercial vehicles in all types of accidents and collisions including “Head-On,” “T-Bone” and “Rear-End,” Intersection, Freeway and Crosswalk collisions and accidents.

Mr.O’Rourke represents victims of Drunk Drivers, DUI and DUII Drivers, Reckless Drivers, Negligent Drivers, Hit and Run Drivers, Uninsured Drivers, and Drivers charged with crimes.

Mr. O’Rourke represents victims of DUIIDUI and Drunk Drivers in making claims against their insurance companies and in some cases the bars, taverns or other licensed premises at which they were drinking prior to the collision and their insurance companies.  Claims against establishments which serve alcohol are called Dram Shop Cases.

Mr. O’Rourke represents victims of persons charged with Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, Hit and Run (Failure To Perform The Duties Of A Driver In An Injury Accident), and all degrees of Assault.

Mr. O’Rourke uses his knowledge of the Oregon Criminal Justice System gained from 30 years experience as an Oregon Criminal Defense Attorney and Portland DUII Lawyer to get extra compensation for his clients directly from defendants in criminal cases over and above what they receive from insurance companies in many cases. 

Premises Liability ClaimsSlip and Fall, Unsafe Conditions and Building Code Violations which cause injuries.

Mr. O’Rourke represents people in all types of premises liability cases, including slip and fall cases and cases involving defects and hazardous conditions in buildings, houses and properties which cause injuries.

Injuries Caused By Animals

Mr. O’Rourke represents people in all types of animal attacks including dog bites and horse kick cases.


Mr.O’Rourke is experienced in representing persons with a wide variety of injuries including: Brain Injuries, Head Injuries, Fractured Skull, Dental injuries, Loss of Teeth, TMJ, Broken Jaw, Whiplash, Soft Tissue Injuries, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries, Herniated, Ruptured and Bulging Discs, Compression Fractures, Fractured Vertebrae, Nerve Damage, Shoulder Injuries, Broken Bones, Broken Arms and Legs, Knee, Ankle and Foot Injuries, Vision Damage or Loss, Scarring, Disfigurement, Loss of Body Parts and Function and other Catastrophic Injuries..

Treatment Providers

Mr. O’ROURKE and his staff are experienced in working with all types of medical treatment providers and health care professionals and are familiar with all modalities of treatment from treatment with medicines to surgery.

Mr. O’Rourke and his staff have vast experience with most types of injuries and the methods of treating those injuries and used by the various types of medical and health care treatment professionals.

Wrongful Death Claims


While our principle offices are in PortlandGresham and Oregon City, Oregon,  we see clients by appointment in offices in Beaverton and Hillsboro, Oregon.   Besides being an Oregon Personal Injury Attorney, Mr. O’Rourke represents persons or the estates of persons injured or killed in southwest Washington.  Mr. O’Rourke is licensed in Washington and Oregon.

Same day, evening, weekend, home and hospital appointments.


We understand the problems and feelings and frustration you and your family are experiencing due to your injuries and the claim process. We know how to address your problems and concerns.

Contact numbers for JF O'Rourke

For a free consultation with a Gresham, Oregon Personal Injury Attorney call 503-667-8437.

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