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LEONARD BERMAN


ATTORNEY AT LAW

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The Law Office of Leonard R. Berman specializes in civil rights litigation
(police and jail misconduct, employment harassment and employment
discrimination, constitutional violations), personal injury (motor vehicle,
slip and fall, premises liability) and misdemeanor criminal defense
(DUI, petty theft, criminal mischief. Etc.)

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

If you have a claim against any public entity, you need to notify
the entity of your claim within 180 days of discovering the harm
or injury. Any governmental or quasi-governmental entity qualifies
as a public entity. This includes county, city, or state employees or
agencies. This might be police, Tri-Met or other public bus, OHSU
hospital, county sheriff, city maintenance crew, etc. This can be done
in writing to the head of the entity by a lay person or a lawyer.
Certified mail with return-receipt postcard is recommended.

If you have missed the 180-day Tort Claim Notice line, you
may still have federal claims to pursue within two-years
of the event, or the discovery of the injury or event.

Most claims have a two-year (2) statute of limitations. Even if you give
a Notice of Tort Claim, you must either settle your claim or file suit
in state or federal court to prevent loss of your legal rights within two-years
of the event and serve the summons and complaint within the proper times
(usually 60 days in state court; 120 days in federal court). Employment claims
must first be filed through the Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI)
and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

STATE AND FEDERAL CLAIMS

State Claims


State Law provides for causes of action based in negligence
(accidents, or professional malpractice), slander, defamation
(one-year statute of limitations!), breach of contract
(six-year statute of limitations), etc.

Federal Claims


Federal Law provides for causes of action under the U.S. Constitution
and federal statutes, rules and regulations. Examples of federal claims
this law office handles include: Employment discrimination, discrimination
at private establishments open to the public, Cruel and Unusual Punishment
in jail or prison, Unreasonable Search and Seizure by police, including wrongful
arrest, detention, invasion of your home and vehicle, First Amendment
Free Speech violations by government entities.

PROOF


Independent witnesses, color photos, audio and videotapes, receipts
and documents are the best forms of evidence to prove your claim(s).
Try to get treatment for mental or physical injuries as soon as possible.
Bring copies of all evidence you have to your first meeting. If wrongfully
terminated, try to find work as soon as possible. Document your efforts.

FEES


Please call me for a review of my fees and qualifying contingent agreements.

BAR MEMBERSHIP & CREDENTIALS

Member of the Oregon and Washington State and Federal Bars.
University of Toronto, BA; University of Toledo, JD.
Published Law Review article in the Howard Law Journal (1994).
1998 Winner as Solo Practitioner of the OSB Pro Bono Challenge.

Conversant in Spanish, homebound visits and on-site visits available.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

PHONE/FAX: 503-473-8787

Address: 4711 S.W. Huber St. Suite E-3

Portland, Oregon 97219

Email: easyrabbi@yahoo.com

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