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Michael A Colbach

Michael A Colbach

Why should you hire Michael Colbach? Proven Results.
  • Personal Injury
  • Oregon
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Attorney Michael Colbach zealously advocates for his clients. Mike is a skilled trial lawyer with 30 years of courtroom experience and 21 years exclusively dedicated to practicing personal injury law. Insurance companies do not get to determine the value of your Oregon injury claim. It is up to you or a jury to determine the value of your case. I cannot guarantee what a jury will do, but I can guarantee you that I won't back down. If I take your personal injury case, the insurance company knows they have to pay a fair amount or be ready for a fight.

Before you hire a personal injury attorney, ask what does the lawyer charge you for recovering your medical expenses. I do not charge my clients a fee recovering their past medical expenses. Most lawyers charge 33% for this. I base my fee on what is recovered in addition to your medical expenses. If your lawyer charges you for recovering your medical expenses it can significantly reduce how much goes in your pocket.

Before you hire your personal injury attorney, make sure they file and try cases. If they give you an excuse for why they don't do it, keep on looking, as you will rarely get a fair amount with a settlement attorney. Ask if they charge more for filing a lawsuit or if you want to go to court. If you hire a lawyer who does not try cases, you are stuck taking whatever the insurance company offers. Ask them how long they have been practicing personal injury law. Ask them what percentage of their practice is devoted to personal injury cases.

University of Notre Dame
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Lewis & Clark Law School
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Professional Experience
Michael A. Colbach, Portland Personal Injury Attorney
- Current
Deputy District Attorney
Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
Mike began trying jury trials while he was still in law school working as in intern at the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.
Speaking Engagements
Oregon Trial Lawyers Classes
Oregon Trial Lawyers
Teaching some more classes for continuing law education.
Co-Chairperson of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Motor Vehicle Section, Oregon
Oregon Trial Lawyers
I put on classes to teach other lawyers how to better serve injured Oregonians. I do not get paid for teaching and putting on these classes. I do it because it is the right thing to do and I want to try and help other lawyers do a better job in helping their clients.
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2012 - 2023
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 942732
- Current
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Oregon State Bar  # 942732
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 942732
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Filing a lawsuit, paying court costs and expert witness fees can be very expensive. Every year I spend thousands of dollars in litigation costs. I know that most people cannot afford these costs up front, so I forward these costs up front in every case I take. Spending a few thousand dollars on a good expert witness can make the difference between getting thousands of dollars and getting nothing for your personal injury claim. Before you hire a lawyer, make sure that they are willing to forward the money to adequately pursue your personal injury case. Otherwise, you may be forced into taking a minimal settlement if you cannot afford to spend thousands of dollars to pursue your personal injury claim.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I do not charge you fees for consultations, opening your file, copies, long distance, etc. Before you hire a lawyer, make sure you find out what they will be charging you, as these hidden fees can add up.
Practice Area
Personal Injury
Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Portland Personal Injury Attorney
Oregon Bicycle Accident Attorney
Oregon Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Contact & Map
434 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Telephone: (503) 243-1900
Fax: (503) 243-1944