Don Corson represents people seriously injured or killed by car and truck collisions, defective products, industrial accidents, hospital system failures, and other catastrophic incidents.
Don has been named as the Distinguished Trial Lawyer of the Year, has the highest professional ratings for legal ability and ethics, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in multiple categories for representing individuals, and is consistently listed as a Super Lawyer.
Before entering the field of law, Don was active in consumer and environmental issues. He decided to become a lawyer in part to help address many of the injustices he saw. Don graduated first in his law school class from the University of Oregon in 1985. He completed a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of Oregon in 1976, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Don is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the National Crime Victims Bar Association, Multnomah and Lane County Bar Associations, the National Crime Victims Bar Association, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (former President). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Don is admitted to practice in all Oregon state and federal courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Don served as the elected Chair of the Council on Court Procedures, Oregon's rule-making body for laws relating to civil procedure. The Council consists of appellate judges, circuit court judges, practicing attorneys, and a public member. The Oregon Legislature created the Council to review the rules of civil procedure, study proposals concerning Oregon laws relating to civil procedure, and to write rules of pleading, practice, and procedure. Rules adopted by the Council on Court Procedures become the official rules of court for the state unless expressly overruled by the Legislature.