Samuel J Pope

Samuel J Pope

Rizk Law PC
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice ...
  • Oregon
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Biography

Before working as an attorney, Samuel Pope volunteered with hospice organizations and worked as a manager at a non-profit organization helping adults with learning disabilities. Through this work, Mr. Pope fostered a deep compassion and drive to help people and he brings this compassion to his work at Rizk Law PC.

Since graduating Cum Laude from Lewis & Clark Law School, Mr. Pope has vigorously represented his clients and was recently designated a 2020 TOP 10 Oregon attorney under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

At Rizk Law PC, Mr. Pope helps injured people and their families - not insurance companies. Mr. Pope has a chemistry degree and science background from college, which is rare for personal injury attorneys. This science background helps Mr. Pope identify key issues in cases involving medical malpractice, brain injury, trucking accidents, and other cases.

Sam is a lifelong soccer fan and player, and loves spending his spare time outside. Sam enjoys the outdoors by gardening, hiking, camping, tubing, target shooting, and boating with his two dogs. He is learning to brew beer, make wine, bake delicious homemade sourdough bread, and how to pickle and ferment the excess veggies from his garden. Sam is also a lifelong animal advocate and enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters and sanctuaries when he has time outside of work.

Education
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (2019) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Law Review (Board Member) Vice President of a Personal-Injury Focused Student Group (OTLA Student Chapter)
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University of Kansas
B.A. (2014) | Chemistry
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Rizk Law PC
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Law Clerk
Rizk Law PC
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Team Leader
Community Living Opportunities
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non-profit corporation.
Direct Support Professional
Community Living Opportunities
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non-profit corporation
Field Technician
DuPont Pioneer
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summer field research for DuPont Pioneer regarding GMO soybean plant samples.
Hospice Volunteer
Kansas Visiting Nurses
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provided volunteer hospice services
Publications
Articles & Publications
Horton v. OHSU Decision: Injured People Do Not Deserve a Fair Trial
Rizk Law PC
2017 Federal Legislative Review
24 Animal L. 243, 479
Speaking Engagements
Initial Evaluation of a Personal Injury Case, Private Consulting / Conference
Certifications
Certificate of Attorney Admission
United States District Court - Oregon
Court-Certified Law Student
Oregon Supreme Court
Awards
Top 10 Under 40 - Oregon
National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 194382
Member
- Current
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Multnomah Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Animal Legal Defense Fund
Member
- Current
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Oregon State Bar
Executive Board Member
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Activities: Keep accurate records, track executive attendance, enforce section rules, and vote on all motions before the Executive Committee of the Animal Law Section.
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Animal Law Review
Board Member - Submissions Editor
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Activities: Evaluate academic papers for publication
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Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Lewis & Clark Chapter
Vice President for Personal Injury
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 194382
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free case evaluation & consultation via appointment. Please call 503-245-5677 and ask for a consult with Samuel Pope.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees range from 33% - 40%.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Evaluation is free.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I need help with my injury case that was poorly mismanaged.
A: It's not entirely clear to me if your case has been settled yet, or not. If it has already settled and all that is left to do is to agree to the language in the release and sign it - at that point it will be difficult, likely impossible, to renegotiate the settlement. You can certainly complain to the State Bar's website, but you might have better luck trying to work things out with your attorney. Some attorneys are willing to reduce their fee if a client is unhappy. You might consider mentioning everything that you just listed here to your attorney, and reiterate that you want to talk to your attorney before you sign the release. The attorney might offer to reduce his fee. If he doesn't, you could bring it up. He should certainly provide you with the original fee agreement that you signed when you came on as a client, if you request that. I hope this was helpful. Good luck.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Rizk Law PC - Attorney Samuel Pope
Blog
Oregon Court Says Injured People Don't Deserve a Fair Trial
Contact & Map
Rizk Law P.C.
434 S. Iowa Street
Portland, OR 97239
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Please call 503-245-5677 to schedule a free case evaluation. Ask for a consult with Samuel Pope.