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James P. Laurick
Attorney at Law

Kilmer Voorhees & Laurick, P.C.
732 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

Tel 503-224-0055 ext 212
Fax 503-222-5290

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James Laurick's practice is primarily litigation related with an emphasis on commercial, bankruptcy, construction, product liability, personal injury, and insurance related matters. He has had numerous bench and jury trials and he has broad experience representing lenders, equipment financers, and lessors of personal property as well as contractors, manufacturers, material suppliers, and insurers. He also has particular expertise in bank and lender agreements, secured lending transactions, workouts, and recoveries. James was in-house counsel for the Oregon Bank and Orbanco, the predecessor to Bank of America Oregon from 1982 - 1984, and he currently represents a number of regional and national banks. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Irving Steinbock for Multnomah County Circuit Court while attending law school in 1980 - 1981. His practice also emphasizes contractor disputes, lien laws, and bond recoveries. James also represents a number of insurers and claimants in personal injury and product liability disputes.

Professional and Bar Activities

James is a member or former member of:

  • Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section;
  • Oregon State Bar Construction Section;
  • Editor of Oregon Construction Law newsletter;
  • Oregon State Bar Business Law Section; and the
  • American Bar Association TIPS editor.

Memberships and Publications

  • Member, Environmental Law Review (1979-1981)
  • Author: A Recent Development,@ 11 Environmental Law 187, (1980)
  • Associate Counsel, The Oregon Bank and Orbanco (1982-1984)
  • Associate Editor, TIPS ABA (1990-1994)
  • Editor, Oregon's Construction Law Newsletter (1988)
  • Member, Multnomah County and American Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation


  • University of Northern Colorado (B.S., 1976)
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (J.D., 1981)


  • Oregon Bar - 1982
  • Washington State Bar - 2003
  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • US District Court, Districts of Oregon and Washington
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit