Gregory L Abbott

Gregory L Abbott

  • Landlord Tenant, Consumer Law, Collections ...
  • Oregon, Washington
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Protecting Consumers and Small Businesses in Oregon for Over 29 Years. Landlord-Tenant Matters, Debt Collection Issues, Wills/Probates/Estate Administration, Auto Accidents are All Mainstays of My Practice. Other Attorneys in Oregon Hire Me to Help - Shouldn't You Too?

Practice Areas
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Consumer Law
Lemon Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingent fees in select cases after a thorough review
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Depending upon the case and the situation, I offer flat fees in some matters; contingent fees in some; and hourly rates in others.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1993)
Honors: AmJur Award in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Winner of Mock Trial Competition
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Knox College
B.A. (1975) | Anthropology
Activities: On Student Government
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1171 Questions Answered
Q. Im desperately looking for help for I believe wrongful determining my dog as viscous in court that was had without me
A: You don't say where or what specifically was determined or what entity determined it. Generally though the time to get help is before a court hearing, not after. You admit a child was injured by the dog. Without a good reason, that alone may be sufficient to classify it as being dangerous.
Q. In Oregon state, if breaking a lease (90+ days before move-in), what is the landlord's obligation to find a new tenant?
A: Much depends upon what the lease says. IF it contains an early termination penalty clause, the landlord is free to assess up to a 1 1/2 mo rent penalty for early termination, according to the written lease provisions. If there is no such pre-payment penalty, the existing tenant can be on the hook for continuing rent payments so long as the landlord makes reasonable efforts to re-rent the apartment. Note that he does not have to move someone into the early-terminated unit if he has other vacant units to fill. If, though, there really IS a waiting list, then he would presumably be expected to attempt to re-rent the now vacant unit earlier rather than later. To the extent that he does not, the ex-tenant would be excused from having to pay continuing rent and associated costs. $500 seems high for an application fee and unless you have some sort of very unusual circumstances, a landlord should not be charging higher rent than allowed by the lease or subsequent lawful rent raises after the tenant has been there one year. While the exiting tenant providing a new, replacement tenant is a good way for the exiting tenant to help "speed" the process and take themselves off the hook for continuing rent, ultimately the landlord still must approve the replacement tenant and regardless, has the affirmative obligation to attempt to re-rent the dwelling himself rather than rely upon the exiting tenant. He cannot slough his obligations off onto the exiting tenant. ... Read More
Q. Can my lanord start eviction process on the weekend- multnomah county oregon
A: No worries. Eviction suits can only be filed Mon-Fri. Plus they can't file without first having given you a 10 day (no longer just 72 hr) written notice, containing all the required information and having it lawfully served. Even then, once an eviction suit is filed, your first court appearance won't be for at least 15 days after filing, and if you fight it by asking for a trial, it will be at least 15 more days. If you render payment be the time of the first court appearance, or before trial starts (even if on the same day as trial) the case gets dismissed and you get to stay. You have to pay the rent if you want to stay but you don't have to be intimidated by a pushy landl ord. ... Read More
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6635 N. Baltimore Ave
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Portland, OR 97203
Telephone: (503) 283-4568
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