Samuel J Pope

Samuel J Pope

No fee unless we win. I will get you the recovery you deserve.
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice ...
  • Oregon
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Mr. Pope represents people injured by truck crashes, car crashes, medical malpractice, and other cases. Call and ask for Sam at (503) 245-5677 or email:

Mr. Pope vigorously represents 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.

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. Mr. Pope graduated Cum Laude from Lewis & Clark Law School prior to joining Rizk Law PC.

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 sourdough bread, and how to ferment the excess veggies from his garden. Sam is also a lifelong animal advocate and enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters and sanctuaries.

Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (2019) | Law
I was very involved with a student-ran legal journal called Animal Law, where I served on the board, and I also served as the vice president of a personal-injury focused group. One of my papers was published prior to my graduation. I graduated with honors.
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
My senior project focused on the chemistry of neurological disorders, particularly prion diseases like creutzfeldt-jakob disease. I minored in philosophy.
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Professional Experience
Rizk Law PC
- Current
I represent injured people and their families, in state & federal court.
Executive Board Member
Oregon State Bar
I was elected to serve as Secretary for the 2021 - 2022 term on the Oregon State Bar's Animal Law Section executive committee. As the Secretary, I enforce the section rules, vote on all motions before the committee, keep accurate records and minutes of section meetings, and assist the Chair as needed.
Law Clerk
Rizk Law PC
I worked as a law clerk at Rizk Law P.C. and helped the attorneys with legal research, demands, pleadings, motions, trial, and everything else.
Community Living Opportunities
I worked as a manager at a non-profit corporation that helps adults with learning disabilities.
Direct Support Professional
Community Living Opportunities
I worked at a non-profit corporation helping adults with learning disabilities.
Research Technician
DuPont Pioneer
Research for DuPont Pioneer regarding genetically modified soybean plants.
Hospice Volunteer
Kansas Visiting Nurses
provided volunteer hospice services
Articles & Publications
2017 Federal Legislative Review
24 Animal L. 243, 479
Speaking Engagements
Initial Evaluation of a Personal Injury Case, Private Consulting / Conference
Federal Court Admission
United States District Court - Oregon
Oregon Supreme Court
Top 10 Under 40 - Oregon
National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar
Executive Board Member (Secretary)
- Current
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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Oregon State Bar  # 194382
- Current
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Multnomah Bar Association
- Current
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Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Animal Legal Defense Fund
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Animal Law Review
Board Member - Submissions Editor
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 State Bar
ID Number: 194382
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9th Circuit
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  • 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
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Bought a house seller won't leave
A: Unfortunately, you have no leverage, because there is not any money in escrow. You should probably speak to a lawyer and move forward with eviction or whatever that lawyer suggests.
Q. Can I sue the other driver of a car that hit mine?
A: Depending on how long ago this was, you probably can bring a lawsuit. I would suggest speaking with a lawyer that handles car crash cases.
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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Rizk Law PC - Attorney Samuel Pope
Contact & Map
Rizk Law P.C.
434 S. Iowa Street
Portland, OR 97239
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
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.