Jeff Merrick

Jeff Merrick

Helping Oregonians with legal malpractice, employment law and public records.
  • Legal Malpractice, Employment Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • Oregon
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Oregon Trial Attorney: 503-665-4234. COVID appointments via telephone and zoom.


I love the law, and I love helping people.

As a seasoned Oregon Attorney, I help people with claims against lawyers, employers, government, pedestrian & bicycle injuries, and other claims.

I limit my law practice to just a few clients at a time. This way, I control the quality of the work and the quality of the client relationship.

Most of my clients have never worked with a lawyer before. People call me because they are suffering from some trouble. I pride myself on being accessible: my clients phone me when they have questions, and I give them the time they need.

For more information, go to my website:

Practice Areas
    Legal Malpractice
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Insurance Claims
    Motor Vehicle Insurance
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Acquired Brain Injury: Traumatic or Anoxic
  • Car Accidents
  • Pediatric (Child Injury) Law
  • Nuisance Neighbors
  • Oregon Public Records Law
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Zoom
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial consultations at a reduced rate when prepaid through PayPal.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Lewis & Clark Law School
Honors: with honors
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University of Minnesota Law School
Honors: with honors
Activities: Associate Editor of Minnesota Law Review
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Stanford University
B.A. | Economics and Political Science
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Professional Associations
Multnomah Bar Association
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Oregon Mediation Association
- Current
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Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Oregon State Bar Association
- Current
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Panel Mediator
American Arbitration Association
Attorney at Law
Oregon State Bar
General Civil Mediator for Court Connected Mediation
Oregon Judicial Department
Court-Approved Mediator
U.S. District Court for Oregon
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered
Q. Can I sue my university for cutting my hours by over 50% with not enough notice?
A: One question will be whether you had a contract for the higher rate. Or was the 2019-20 contract separate and finished and now you have a new contract for 2020-21.

Other questions include whether you have an due process rights.

Pull together all of the "contract" documents. If you have a contract, then that is key. If not, then all of the key E-mails. Then, check with a lawyer.

Good luck.
Q. I need a lawyer to sue another lawyer for legal malpractice
A: If you'd like, you may E-mail me with the following information:

Who is the lawyer?

What did the lawyer do wrong?

When did you discover the lawyer harmed you?

What is the dollar value of the harm?

Jeff Merrick
Q. My employer told me that I should not come to work after taking my prescirbed medication.
A: You, too, ought to get a lawyer.

Your question raises issues of whether your medical condition or any disability caused her to prevent you from going to work. Did they try to work with you about your medication.

Also, it raises the question of the real reason she wanted to get rid of you.

You ought to request your personnel records immediately. They can wait 45 days to give them to you (assuming you are employed in Oregon)

They will be presenting you with a waiver of rights in exchange for additional money. You will want a lawyer to analyze the value if any claims you might have to decide on their offer.

Good luck.
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Merrick Law Firm
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Milwaukie, OR 97222
Merrick Law Firm
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Gresham, OR 97030
Telephone: (503) 665-4234
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Portland, OR 97204
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Merrick Law Firm
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Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Telephone: (503) 665-4234
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