A businesslike approach
to litigation


Top-flight litigators and transactional attorneys

A Message Regarding the Coronavirus

As our global community grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Kilmer Voorhees & Laurick are committed to continuing our service to clients while also protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, families and community. With this in mind, we have established a virtual network that allows all attorneys and staff to work remotely. Thanks to technology, we remain fully operational and available to respond to our clients' legal needs, including those related to COVID-19 inquiries and support.

We wish everyone the best during this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to contact the attorney with whom you normally consult if you have any questions, or if you need any assistance or guidance.

Kilmer Voorhees & Laurick

Kilmer Voorhees & Laurick is an AV rated general practice law firm, with an emphasis on litigation and business transaction matters. Based in the heart of NW Portland, we have earned a reputation as one of the area's most respected law firms. Kilmer Voorhees & Laurick is large enough to handle a wide range of matters, yet still small enough to provide personal service for our clients.

& Real Estate

Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick, PC has a dedicated staff of attorneys and paralegals to address any construction related matters.

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Creditors' Rights
& Banking

KVL represents the business and banking community on the many issues they encounter in their businesses including litigation, workouts and bankruptcies.

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Commercial Disputes
& Litigation

Our Commercial Disputes & Litigation attorneys help clients resolve disputes that arise in business and financial relationships.

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Insurance Coverage

The firm handles all aspects of insurance coverage disputes. We have experience in a broad range of issues and coverages...

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Insurance Defense

The firm represents local, regional and nationally known insurance companies in all types of litigation.

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Professional Liability

Our lawyers are often hired to defend other professionals who are being accused of negligence or other forms of malpractice.

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Tort Litigation

Our Tort Litigation attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of tort claims ranging from complex multi-party...

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Representative Clients

  • Albina Community Bank
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • American Fidelity Assurance Company
  • America Financial Life and Annuity Insurance Company
  • Arbor Custom Homes
  • Arch Insurance Group
  • Bank of America, N.A.
  • Bank of the West
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Brotherhood Mutual Insurance
  • Chrysler Financial
  • Collins Lake Resort Homeowners Association
  • Community West Bank
  • Daimler Financial Services
  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • Daimler Truck Financial
  • Financial Pacific Leasing, LLC
  • First American Property & Casualty Insurance Company
  • Great American Insurance Company
  • Hanover Insurance Company
  • Home Forward fka The Housing Authority of Portland
  • Integrity Structures, LLC
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Lexington Insurance Company
  • Linfield College
  • Mattei Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company
  • National Claims Management
  • NCS
  • Northwestern National Insurance Company
  • Ohio Casualty Group
  • Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund
  • Pinnacle Business Finance, Inc.
  • QBE Insurance Group Limited: Unigard Insurance Group, General Casualty
  • Reed College
  • ShoreBank Pacific
  • Sedgwick Claims Management
  • St. Paul Travelers
  • Sublimity Insurance Company
  • United Heritage Insurance Company
  • University of Portland
  • Unum Group
  • Ventas Realty, LP
  • Walsh Construction Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • West Hills Development, Inc.
  • Westside Drywall, Inc.
  • Wood Mechanix, LLC
  • Zurich American Insurance Company
  • Zurich North America

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Bench Trial Victory in Spokane County

After an expedited one-day bench trial that concluded on March 16, 2020, the day before courts closed due to Covid-19, the Spokane County Superior Court issued a ruling in favor of Robert May’s client. Following several disputes and one physical altercation between neighbors, Rob’s client placed a fence along the property line separating the litigants. Plaintiffs immediately sued, alleging five claims against Rob’s client, including that the fence was placed on their property and constituted a “spite fence” under Washington law. Plaintiffs also alleged personal injuries and intentional infliction of emotional distress by Rob’s client. At trial plaintiffs called a surveyor who testified that the fence installed by Rob’s client was on plaintiffs’ property. On cross examination, plaintiffs’ surveyor admitted that he had never actually located the original survey monuments that marked the property line and that, based upon the relative positional accuracy of this survey, he could not guarantee that the fence was actually placed on plaintiffs’ property. The Spokane Superior Court issued a trial ruling in favor of Rob’s client as to all claims.

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Getting Here

Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick, P.C. is located in Portland, Oregon on the southeast corner of N.W. 19th Avenue and Johnson Street. For door-to-door driving directions to our offices, please click on the "Directions" link in the map below.