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Brian Branch

Brian Branch

Lake & Hart
  • Workers' Compensation, Real Estate Law
  • Oregon
Claimed Lawyer Profile

I primarily represent injured workers throughout Oregon who have been denied workers' compensation benefits. I have practiced on both the defense and claimant sides of the bar and understand how insurance companies tend to operate. I enjoy tackling complex medical and legal issues, and strive to achieve the best possible results for my clients.

In addition I have a unique background in real estate. I formerly worked for my family's real estate business as a licensed real estate broker engaged in residential real property transactions. I was also previously employed as a county attorney in Crook County and provided legal guidance with respect to local government real property actions. I utilize these diverse experiences to understand the needs of my clients and to aggressively pursue their interests in real property transactional matters and litigation.

When I am not practicing law I am kept busy and entertained by my wife, Mary Beth, and my two young children - Houston and Garnet. I also enjoy attending Oregon Duck football games and volunteering in the community.

University of Oregon School of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
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University of Oregon
(2004) Political Science
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Professional Experience
Lake & Hart
- Current
Trial Counsel
SAIF Corporation
Represented SAIF Corporation and its insureds in all aspects of Oregon workers' compensation law. Represented clients at administrative contested case hearings. Generated expert medical testimony through telephone conferences, correspondence, and depositions. Drafted legal briefs, memoranda, correspondence, and settlement documents. Developed litigation strategies. Negotiated with opposing counsel towards claim resolution. Provided legal advice and litigation updates to claims adjusters and insured employers.
Associate Attorney
Cummins Goodman et. al.
Represented employers and insurers in all aspects of workers' compensation and OSHA defense. Conducted physician and witness interviews. Drafted legal briefs, memoranda, and settlement documents. Requested and reviewed discovery. Negotiated claim settlements.
Assistant County Counsel
Crook County
Provided legal counsel to county officials, primarily in areas of municipal, employment, real property, and contract law. Drafted County orders, ordinances, contracts, and agreements. Represented the County before the Crook County Circuit Court, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, and the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 073375
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- Current
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OSB Workers Compensation Section
- Current
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Oregon State Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    All workers' compensation cases are accepted on a contingent fee basis per Oregon law.
Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Oregon workers' compensation attorney
Contact & Map
Main Office
330 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Telephone: (503) 472-5156
Fax: (503) 434-6597