by attorneys at Clark Law and Associates, LLC
Based out of Portland, Oregon, Clark Law and Associates, LLC handle Landlord / Tenant cases in the greater Portland Area. If a landlord / tenant case is litigated the losing party may be required to pay the winning party’s attorney fees. Thus, it is important to obtain legal advice from an attorney licensed on Oregon prior to making any mistakes that could subject you to the opposing party’s attorney fees under ORS 90.255. We accept cases from landlords or tenants, provided that they are not opposing parties.
Our initial consultation fee is $200.00/hour. When you call, one of our legal assistants or attorneys will do a conflict check then take a short intake regarding your landlord tenant issues and make an appointment. Please bring all relevant documentation to your consultation for attorney review. Sometimes a letter signed by an attorney can resolve matters. For further rate information please see:
Why don’t we give free legal advice? Our legal assistants receive multiple phone calls daily requesting free legal advice. We cannot responsibly answer multiple daily phone calls answering “just one quick question” regarding landlord tenant matters for for multiple reasons.
- At minimum we need to review your rental agreement and all communications before rendering a legal opinion.
- We are responsible for the advice given. Lawyers can be sued if they fail to meet the professional standard of care. Thus, it is importation that attorneys at Clark Law and Associates, LLC fully understand the landlord/tenant matter and review all relevant documents in relation to existing Oregon law before giving any advice. Most medical doctors are not willing to answer one “quick question” and make a diagnosis over the phone to a new patient. In order to render a responsible medical opinion medical doctors must do a full patient evaluation. Likewise, lawyers cannot responsibly render a legal opinion without a full evaluation of the facts.
- Oregon attorneys must carry professional liability insurance. We try to keep the price of malpractice insurance down by giving responsible legal advice. Additionally, there are ethical issues about giving advice without spending the time necessary to understand all of the facts, not just the facts given in the “quick question.”
- Like other businesses, if we worked for free we could not stay in business. Like other businesses, we have overhead. In order to be an Oregon lawyer, one must have a doctorate degree in law. Thus, we incurred huge student loans to give the advice we give.