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About Chad Stavley

Chad Stavley is a Portland personal injury lawyer who specializes in significant injury and wrongful death cases.  He has tried more than 100 cases including over 75 jury trials; considerably more than most lawyers try in their entire careers.  He has achieved some of the highest verdicts by case type in recent Oregon history including a $404,044.75 dog attack verdict and a $384,213.89 bicycle injury verdict.  Chad is based in Portland but practices in courts throughout Oregon and Washington.

Prior to opening the Law Office of Chad Stavley, Chad worked as a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney and then as an insurance defense lawyer for a large Portland firm. As a criminal prosecutor, Chad tried numerous jury trials, becoming familiar with judges and juries and learning how to work effectively in the courtroom.  As an insurance defense lawyer, Chad learned how insurance companies value claims and how they defend personal injury cases.  In 2008 Chad opened the Law Office of Chad Stavley and put his knowledge and trial experience to work representing people against large corporations and insurance companies.  He is passionate about righting wrongs.

Chad graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with Honors. He won merit scholarships in his third year of law school based on excellence in Miami’s mock trial program.

When not at work, Chad spends time with his wife Annalisa, their three-year-old son George and newborn daughter Lincoln.  Chad is an avid college football fan.

Our Mission

We are a completely results-driven law firm.  We aren’t interested in taking on hundreds of clients and working a settlement factory.  In fact, we reject more than 95% of all those who seek our help.  We take fewer clients so that we can be completely focused on those we do take.  We prepare every case like it’s a trial and then negotiate from a position of strength.  If we don’t get an offer that is fair, we are prepared and willing to go into the courtroom, where our verdicts have outperformed last/best offers by more than three to one.


  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent (highest ranking possible) since 2014.
  • Oregon Super Lawyer 2016-Present.
  • Oregon Super Lawyer “rising star” 2012-2013.

Recent Verdicts

Travers v. Scheffer, Multnomah County Case No. 1401-00913.  Chad represented a woman who fell and tore her ACL after being chased by a pit-bull.  She was fired by her previous lawyer because the case was “unwinnable.” Allstate insurance offered her nothing prior to hiring Chad.  The jury returned a verdict of $404,044.75, the largest Oregon dog attack verdict on record.

Holder v. Richter, Multnomah County Case No. 1204-04296. Chad represented a young man who was hit while riding a bicycle and suffered a significant laceration to his back.  Other lawyers rejected the case because his only remaining issue was the scar on his back.  The Hartford offered Mr. Holder nothing before he hired Chad.  The jury returned a verdict of $384,213.89, one of the largest recent bicycle verdicts in Oregon and the largest Oregon scar verdict we are aware of.

Paris v. Twitchell, Benton County Case No. 1010048.  Chad represented a woman who was riding her bicycle to work when a pickup pulling a flat-bed trailer pulled out in front of her.  She was unable to stop in time and struck the end of the trailer.  The crash caused her to tear her ACL, requiring surgical repair.  The defense denied liability.  They claimed that the truck slowly pulled out from the driveway and that the cyclist should have been able to stop in plenty of time if she had been paying attention.  They made no offers to settle.  Chad took the case to trial and received a verdict of $132,349.60.

Russell Charley
21:18 15 Nov 17
I have to thank Chad for his time and compassion when working with my Mom and l. When I initially called Chad I was full of fear and anger about the wreck and how my civil case was being handled. My former attorney had just notified me, by mail, that he couldn’t do anything for me, and to come pick up the paperwork. Chad listened and talked with Me. Giving him hope and a path forward. This is what I needed at this very low point in my life. Chad met with Mom and I in person, later emailing us detailed instructions. Which we followed. He provided support and was available when we got stuck and had questions. Chad’s help and support have been invaluable to our family. And has help put closure to this catastrophic event in my life. I high recommend Chad.read more
Trudy Corrigan
16:29 25 Oct 17
Chad helped us walk the difficult path of victims of a violent crime. He was experienced and reassuring through tough times.
James N
22:11 14 Jun 17
Chad is the real deal, truly out to help the less powerful and not in it just for a paycheck. Heres proof: I called him because my insurance adjuster was BS'ing me around with medical coverage, telling me I wasn't eligible. Chad went out of his way to three way call my insurance company with me, talk to the adjuster, and voila! Now i have medical coverage and I can get my back fixed. The best part? He didn't charge me a dime! He did it out of the kindness of his heart for somebody of lower status. Call it 100% magnanimous. If you're looking for a personal injury attorney, Mr. Stavley is your guy. read more
Abby K
14:52 31 Mar 17
Chad and his staff were extremely helpful with my case. I contacted his office after being injured in a car accident and he was able to produce a very nice outcome. He and Stephanie were always available and responded quickly to any questions or help needed in a friendly way. I highly recommend him!read more
Milton Pareta
05:16 17 Nov 16
I was in a major car accident in Eugene, Oregon back in June 2015. Resulting in numerous of injuries. Hospitalized for a couple of weeks and rehabbing for a couple of months after that. I was referred to Chad and he even came out to see me in Eugene from Portland. Our first discussion wasn't about any legal actions but how I was healing from the accident. Chad actually cares about his clients and will make sure you're taken cared off. He makes sure he is prepared for his cases and always is in communication with me. He even calls to see how I am doing or if I needed anything. He made my lawsuit really easy to handle. He will give you the best result one can ask for. Very easy and cool to work with. He will make sure that you are taken cared off. I highly recommend Chad Stavley for any personal injury case. You will be very pleased from the results.read more
00:04 01 Aug 18
After being rear ended by an impaired driver that left the scene, I contacted Chad Stavley because of his 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 the collision 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.read more
Ying Zhang
03:10 30 Jul 18
I sought out Chad after a personal injury and he was extremely helpful in helping me understand my rights and advocate my case. He was always very professional and supportive throughout this difficult time. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case and was also able to receive much needed closure after my accident. I highly recommend Chad!read more
Kyle Turner
01:07 22 Aug 18
Chad took my case after I was in a severe car accident in which an impaired driver with no insurance was at fault. After a year of Chad working on my case, he was able to not only significantly reduce my medical bills, but as a result, was able to get some settlementment money for me. He was always great about staying in contact and I never felt rushed. Chad took the time to explain the case clearly and was even complimented by the D.A. office handling the criminal side of the accident. After everything was settled, he waived his fees, leaving me with a bit more money than I had originally thought.read more
Mackenzie Andrews
05:36 01 May 18
I was in an auto accident right after I turned 18. After a year of battling my case by myself I decided to finally look for legal help. I met with a few other attorneys before meeting Chad. Chad was understanding of my situation. I felt at ease signing over the case to him knowing everything was in good hands. I will be recommending him to all family and friends.read more
QB Oregon
22:49 28 Aug 18
Chad is a great guy to work with, very down to earth and easy to talk to. He worked with me on the wrongful death case of my husband, and I couldn't be happier with his quick responses and approach. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants an attorney that is knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for his clients.read more
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