A businesslike approach
to litigation


Top-flight litigators and transactional attorneys

Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick, PC are excited to announce that we have a new office!

Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick has moved our office to the Montgomery Park building. Our new address as of January 1, 2021 is:

Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick, PC
2701 NW Vaughn Street, Suite 780
Portland, Oregon 97210

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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Robert Muth and Peter Viteznik Score Arbitration Victory

Robert Muth and Peter Viteznik successfully represented their custom home builder client in the arbitration of a claim for breach of contract for failure to pay. After a 5-day arbitration, the three-panel arbitration awarded KVL’s client 95% of the amounts due. The arbitration involved significant legal issues involving the differences between a cost-plus construction contract and a fixed price contract. Robert and Pete were successful in defending the contractor’s claims. The arbitrators unanimously found the homeowners had failed to remit monies due and refuted defenses involving unsigned change orders and overstated construction costs. The lesson learned from the arbitration was to ensure contractors have a clear and unambiguous contract reciting the true nature of the agreement – whether it be cost-plus or fixed price. Clear and concise drafting, as well as client communication, will avoid future disputes. Robert and Pete are both available to review construction contracts and advise as to revisions to existing contracts.

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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.