Chad is a Portland personal injury attorney who has recovered millions of dollars both in verdicts and in settlements. He has won several of the largest verdicts by case type over the last few years, including bicycle injuries and dog attacks. He has also resolved many cases short of trial. When picking a lawyer nothing is more important than winning experience. Has the lawyer taken a case like yours to trial and won? If not, you are at the mercy of the insurance company. See our results page for a scroll of our cases.
We work hard to earn the trust of every client. We do that by treating every client like we’d want to be treated if we needed a lawyer. This requires doing all the hard work necessary to get a case ready, giving our honest assessment of the case, pushing for a fair settlement and, if negotiations fail, taking the case to trial. In the end, our credibility is all that matters. We are proud of the fact that many of our clients have taken the time to review us online. Read our reviews on sites like Google and Yelp.
For the past 15 years, Chad has either been in trial, preparing for trial or negotiating the resolution of cases. He has tried over 100 cases and resolved hundreds more. When your case is important, you need to have a lawyer who is comfortable in the courtroom. If negotiations fail, your case shouldn’t be your lawyer’s first trial. You need a lawyer who has won cases similar to yours.
Chad has earned an AV Preeminent grade from Martindale Hubbell – the highest grade available for ethical standing and legal ability. This is based on peer reviews by other lawyers and judges. He is an Oregon Super Lawyer. Other Portland personal injury lawyers frequently consult Chad on their cases.
When you are looking for a lawyer, honesty should be a priority. Chad prides himself on being trusted both in the legal community and in his relationship with his clients. He has achieved the highest ethics grade from Martindale Hubbell, established by a survey of lawyers in the community. You can also review any Oregon lawyer’s disciplinary history by going to www.osbar.org/members. Honesty also means having a fair fee agreement. Does the lawyer take his/her fee from the amounts before or after liens are paid? This can make a huge difference depending on the case. Call Chad, and he can explain why this should matter to you.
All Chad does is personal injury work. He is passionate about his clients and their cases. He frequently works and consults with some of the top personal injury attorneys in the country. Some lawyers handle any case that comes through their door. A caseload like that prevents many from ever becoming an expert in any one case type. When your case is important, you should put it in the hands of someone who specializes in cases just like yours.
At the Law Office of Chad Stavley, we are selective in who we represent. We speak with hundreds of people each year because we think it's important for everyone to understand their options. We can only agree to represent a small percentage of those people who seek our help to ensure that they get everything we have. Getting the best possible results for our clients is our only goal. We achieve that goal by taking fewer cases, by outworking our opponents, and by having the guts to take cases to trial when necessary. If we agree to take your case, you can rest assured that you will get our complete focused attention.
Almost all personal injury settlements and verdicts are paid by insurance companies. They will not pay unless they have to. We have a history of fighting the insurance companies and winning.
All of our cases are taken on a contingent fee agreement. To put it simply, you don't pay unless we win. We take our fee on the total AFTER past medical bills and liens are paid, and we advance all costs.
The insurance company will make everything as difficult as possible if you are unrepresented or represented by someone who they don't respect. We work hard to make everything as stress-free as possible for you.
We make sure that you know what to expect every step of the way. We deal with all the loose ends for you, including medical liens and future medical costs. Your case will be handled professionally.
Unlike many lawyers we hear about, we return calls and keep clients updated. We know this process can be unfamiliar for our clients. Make sure any lawyer you consider will meet you in person to discuss your case and put your mind at ease.
It is crucial that you have all the information you need to make decisions about how to best resolve your case. You deserve to feel comfortable with your choices. We make sure that you are.
Many personal injury lawyers advertise that they fight for their clients; court statistics tell us that few actually do. You need a lawyer who is battle tested and willing to stand by you until the end.
We judge every case by the outcome. Did we get a great result? We take cases with the goal of getting our clients a result that is much greater than what they would have received otherwise.
After my accident I was dealing with a great deal of pain. Additionally, I had to deal with the stress of someone denying any liability in the incident. I was fortunate enough to find Chad Stavley to discuss the circumstances with. Chad’s perspective and guidance brought me peace of mind and reassurance that the situation would be resolved. Chad worked with me to settle the case favorably and efficiently. Chad handled all of our interactions with professionalism, integrity, honesty and class. I have, and will continue to, recommend Chad to others without hesitation.
Dear Chad and Staff, I am writing this letter to thank you for the manner which you handled my personal injury case. The fact that I have always been able to reach you to discuss the progress of the case is nothing short of amazing to me. Your professionalism and honesty when answering my questions as well as your ability to calm my fears has been so refreshing. I am more than happy with the amount of the settlement, and will gladly refer you to anyone who should need the services of a competent, honest and hard working attorney. Again thank you and your whole staff for all you have done. Respectfully, Orlando Dortman
I would like to share my recent experience with anyone looking for proper legal representation. I was involved in a car collision that totaled my car and left me with some physical injuries. It was witnessed by an OSP officer on duty! The other driver was cited on the spot for reckless driving and the insurance company accepted full liability. Heck I can take this on I thought, this should be easy. Don’t kid yourself; the insurance companies make money by shorting your claim and flat making you go crazy with double talk. I finally had enough and rolled out the yellow pages. I live outside the tri-county area and consulted with an Attorney that was closer. After several months of promises and excuses I looked online and found Chad. It sounds funny but the picture of him was somehow familiar. We exchanged a couple Emails and phone calls getting him all of the particulars. Mind you I called his office late on a Friday and he answered the phone! He did not bad mouth the other Attorney, rather he explained what he could do. I fired the first guy and wow! All of the sudden action. Chad and his assistants are making things happen. Anytime I had a question or concern I was comforted with kind words and wisdom. He explained what to expect, how things will go. We reached a very nice settlement; I can’t see how things could have been better. Although the MVA was unpleasant I can say that after enlisting Chad’s help the experience took on a whole new direction. I highly recommend Chad to anyone in need of proper representation. Kind regards, Larry S.
Facing legal proceedings can be intimidating and stressful. One aspect that can help decrease the stress is to hire an exceptional lawyer. Chad Stavley is an exceptional lawyer and I was fortunate to have Chad represent me and my case. There are many aspects to Chad that make him an extraordinary lawyer. Chad cares about his clients and works diligently on their behalf. His experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney gives him a well rounded working knowledge that greatly benefits his clients. Polished professionalism and honesty set Chad apart from other lawyers and makes him wonderful to work with. Last, but certainly not least, Chad gets results. I highly recommend and endorse Chad Stavley to anyone who needs legal representation. He is a truly outstanding lawyer. Regards, Heather Paris
Although Chad Stavley was not my first choice, he will be next time. God forbid. Chad and his team made my Bicycle MVA experience nearly painless. They were on the ball, proactive, and helped me understand every step of the process without ever feeling stressed. Chad overturned rocks in my case finding hidden information that assured my favorable settlement. He went the extra mile and for this I would highly recommend his services. Thanks for everything, J. Kemp
After being rear ended by an impaired hit and run driver, I contacted Chad Stavley because of his solid reputation for doing the right thing for the right reasons when he was a Deputy District Attorney with Multnomah County. Not only did he make the personal injury and damage portion of my accident simple, Chad also very quickly understood that I hoped for an outcome that was fair and reasonable for the person that hit me. Because of his prior experience and background, he was able to easily navigate the criminal aspect of this case with a resolution that held the driver accountable in a meaningful way, made me feel as if my input truly mattered, and most importantly, identified and acknowledged community stakeholders affected by impaired drivers. I cannot imagine navigating this sometimes very unpleasant process with another attorney. It is Chad's integrity and sincere compassion that guided and positively impacted this process for me and everyone else involved. I will recommend Chad Stavley to everyone I know.
Needed a Lawyer to help me in a Auto Accident claim where I felt as if I was getting pushed around by the insurance agencies. I watched as Mr Stavley assisted my son in a legal matter a few years before and contacted him to see if he had time or interest in assisting me with my claim. Mr Stavley and his office were respectful, considerate and thorough in their efforts. Through a year and a half process, they always kept me in the loop regarding any action or options under consideration. I did some rough numbers on what I thought I could expect and Chad negotiated a settlement that was 3 or 4 times my hopes. In addition to being a GREAT Lawyer Chad Stavley is a GREAT human being.
I live out of state and reached out to Chad for help with a pedestrian accident that I had while in Portland. Chad took the time to listen and communicate with me. He explained the process and made it seem not quite as daunting. He made me feel important and that I wasn't just a number to him. I would definitely recommend him to anybody in need of a personal injury attorney.
Chad was a great help after my bike accident. He is a professional, responsive, and overall excellent advocate.
I feel fortunate to have Chad on our side to handle an accident a couple of years ago. I'd had zero experience in lawsuits. He is knowledgeable, professional, personable and sympathetic. He was also very realistic and honest with us about our situation, potential outcomes and best tactics. I recommend him without reservation.
Securing Chad as my attorney was the best idea the Internet ever gave me. I had been hit by a car while on my motorcycle and soon after the resulting trip to the ER I realized I was going to need someone a lot smarter and more tenacious than me to sort out the insurance bologna. I received a few leads from a lawyer friend but when I researched them I quickly realized the reviews on these attorneys were awful. And it was independant reviews that led me to Chad Stavley. There was not a single negative review and for good reason. From the first phone call to his office to finally getting my settlement check Chad and his staff were amazing. They were easy to reach via phone or email, they made me feel valued and handled me and my situation with a professional ease that made me feel comfortable. If you need someone to handle your personal injury case this is the fella to talk to. Chad Stavely is not just a good lawyer he appears to be a really stand up human too.