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Our History

Brisbee & Stockton LLC was founded in 1951 by attorneys Carrell Bradley and Paul Patterson. Mr. Patterson ultimately ascended to politics and was elected Governor of the State of Oregon. As the years progressed, Mr. Bradley brought new attorneys into the firm and the foundation for legal excellence was created. In 1964, the firm built its offices across the street from the Washington County Courthouse, where it still stands. The Washington County Law Library next door is named after DeMar Batchelor, a late partner of the firm.

Since its inception, Brisbee & Stockton LLC has enjoyed a reputation for high quality legal work in Oregon and beyond. This reputation has been recognized in both local and national publications, with several of the firm's attorneys regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America, in Portland Monthly's Best Lawyers, and as Oregon Super Lawyers. The firm's trial attorneys have over 100 years of combined trial experience, and the firm's appellate practice group is highly experienced as well. The firm is also proud of the fact that its members are active and involved in the community and with local and state bar associations and organizations.

Brisbee & Stockton LLC provides a broad spectrum of litigation services in federal and state courts in Oregon and Washington ranging from the defense of complex commercial and professional litigation matters to defending claims arising from personal lines of insurance. The firm represents the insureds of carriers such as CNA, Mutual of Enumclaw, Farmers, Zurich, Progressive, Liberty Northwest/SAFECO and others. The firm also represents self-insured companies including Costco, Weyerhaeuser and Starbucks. The firm represents these insurers, insureds and self-insureds in cases involving practice areas such as personal injury/wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist liability, insurance coverage litigation, and construction defect.

Traditionally, one of the firm's primary practice areas is the defense of professional liability claims, including the defense of medical, dental, legal and veterinary malpractice claims for self-insured entities and for clients of insurance trusts and carriers such as the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund, Providence Health & Services (formerly Providence Health System) and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Services provided by the firm include not only representing clients in trial courts, but providing related services in the areas of risk management, insurance coverage, and appellate practice in state and federal courts. The firm also represents physicians, dentists, nurses and veterinarians before their respective state licensing boards in cases involving allegations of professional practice violations.

For the future, Brisbee & Stockton LLC remains committed to the defense of civil lawsuits. The firm has a mix of highly experienced and young attorneys dedicated to continuing a 60 year tradition of providing legal services of the highest quality. In striving to forge long-term relationships with our current clients, and by carefully selecting new clients, we expect to provide sound legal advice and services that our clients can depend upon for years to come.

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