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Portland personal injury attorney chad Stavley. Learn more about Chad Stavley.

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 and their two-year old son George.  Chad and Annalisa are currently preparing for the newest addition to their family.  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 90% 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.


Law Office of Chad Stavley
Based on 5 Reviews
Debbi T.
2017-03-05 15:14:24
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...
Libby S.
2017-11-03 09:05:05
I don't ever write reviews, but this is one I wholeheartedly recommend to my community and family in need of a Personal Injury Attorney. Navigating a...
Kate F.
2014-11-12 13:35:31
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,...
Alana S.
2015-06-12 16:12:28
As someone without any experience in the legal realm, it is daunting to navigate the aftermath of an auto accident. Chad is both knowledgeable and...
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
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