Attorney / Lawyer for Dog Bites in Portland Oregon
Based out of Portland, Oregon, Jennie L. Clark, Attorney at Law, handles dog bite cases in most Oregon counties.
Fortunately, most counties and some cities have dog bite laws, such as those listed to the right. Most counties impose liability if an off-leash dog not on the owner’s property harms someone. Harm from a dog can be in the form of a bite or in some other form, such as being knocked over as a result of a dog attack. Otherwise, Oregon common law must be relied upon, which doesn’t necessarily provide clear cut liability, unless the dog has previously bitten someone. Oregon statutes, county statutes and case law are in constant flux. If your county or city does not have specific dog bite laws, then we turn to the Oregon statutes.