David Rosen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bend, OR

High Desert Law, LLC
 | 990 NW Brooks St, Suite 1
Bend, OR 97703
Phone: 541-306-6553
Fax: 541-228-9184
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney, David Rosen is the founder and owner of High Desert Law in Bend, Oregon. Licensed since 2008, he is a top-rated trial attorney with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Rosen devotes his practice solely to plaintiff personal injury law. Leveraging a well-rounded background in law, economics, and damage theories; David draws from this extensive legal experience to advocate for victims of motor vehicle collisions, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, product liability issues and other negligence. David has successfully negotiated, mediated, settled and arbitrated numerous cases with all the big insurance companies and established a reputation of combining fierce representation for his clients with a uniquely compassionate manner.

David began his career in the legal field in 2001, working as an economist for a large, Washington, D.C. firm on the Department of Justice’s RICO case against the Tobacco companies. David would later be hired by that same firm as a summer associate and, upon graduation from law school, as an associate assisting in the representation of Fortune 500 companies in the fields of internet service providers, telecommunication companies, and major retailers of household goods.

In 2010 David returned to Central Oregon with his family, where he has exclusively practiced personal injury law since 2011. While many civil attorneys seldom get to court, David has arbitrated and mediated injury and accident cases throughout a good deal of Oregon and tried cases to 12-person juries in Deschutes, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties. His diverse background has served him well as a legal advocate for those in need.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Products Liability


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About David Rosen

Admitted: 2010, Oregon

Professional Webpage: https://www.high-desert-law.com/about/


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 and 2018
  • Volunteer Contribution Acknowledgement, Campaign for Equal Justice
  • Recognition for service as volunteer, Lawyer in the Library Program and Commitment to Access to Justice in Deschutes County, Deschutes County Circuit Court and Deschutes County Bar Association
  • Full Merit Scholarship to Lawschool, Benjamin R. Civiletti Leadership Scholar, University of Maryland School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Maryland State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Oregon State Bar
  • U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association: Member 2008 - present
  • Campaign for Equal Justice: Table Captain, 2013-Present , 2013
  • Oregon Women Lawyers: Member, 2014-Present , 2014
  • Deschutes County Access to Justice Committee: Chair and Founding Member, 2016-Present
  • Deschutes County Bar Association, Member 2010 - present
  • Litigation Section, Oregon State Bar, Member 2010 - present
  • Oregon State Bar Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee: 2018-Present
  • Deschutes County Civil Bar Bench Committee: Member, 2014
  • Oregon Law Foundation: Board of Directors, 2015-Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association: Member 2011 - present
  • American Association for Justice: Member 2011 - present
  • Oregon State Bar: House of Delegates Elected Delegate, 2012-2014; County Bar President Delegate, 2014-2015
  • Deschutes County Arbitration Commission: Member, 2014
  • Deschutes County Bar Association Board of Directors: 2012-2016, President, 2014-2015
  • City of Bend, Marijuana Technical Advisory Committee: Member, 2016
  • Oregon State Bar, Futures Task Force Innovations Committee: Appointee, 2016-2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Through the Access to Justice Committee, in 2017 we created a Lawyer in the Library (LITL) program, which for the past two years has served up to ten individuals every week, providing free consultations to help participants with potential legal issues determine their appropriate next steps.  The ATJ Committee recognizes that Access is not a one-size-fits-all problem. Since starting LITL, we have offered on-call Spanish interpreters and solicited input from community organizations to better understand how we can assure our program is accessible to all members of the community.  The ATJ Committee has also reached out to partners in the legal community. We have worked with OSB to create opportunity to expand our volunteer roster by applying to become an OSB Certified program; our local lawyers regularly refer participants to the OSB Lawyer Referral Service and Modest Means; we have supported other counties who are interested in replicating the LITL program; and we have worked with the Oregon Judicial Department to create a pilot program to bring access to court documents to rural libraries. Our long-term view is that LITL and access to documents are programs to model and extend throughout the state. , 2017
  • Saving Grace, 2010
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Article on the benefits of Breathwork for Attorneys, Author, Bringing the Breath to Work, Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, 2018
  • Futures Task Force, The Future of Legal Services in Oregon, Reports and Recommendations of the Innovations Committee, Contributer, 2017
  • Presenter, Consumer Protection Update, ABA Committee on Consumer Protection, Aug. 2009, Presenter, 2009
  • Contributor, CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW DEVELOPMENTS (ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2009), Contributer, 2009
  • Co-author, New Massachusetts Data Security Requirements Go Into Effect, Cyberspace Lawyer, Co-Author, 2008
  • Contributor, DATA SECURITY HANDBOOK (ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2008), Contributer, 2008

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Regarding lawyer wellness, as President of the Deschutes County Bar Association we created a Social Committee to facilitate both coffee hours and happy hours for the local bar. In addition to providing an opportunity for attorneys who may be adverse on a case to socialize, the coffee hours were particularly designed to engage newer attorneys and solo practitioners to provide a neutral atmosphere where attorneys may feel inclined to talk to more veteran colleagues. We originally worked with OAAP and PLF to engage counselors and practitioners at these coffee hours because we recognized that it was easier for a conversation to develop casually then to make a call to one of these organizations.
  • I believe that finding a healthy work-life balance is perhaps the most challenging task of our careers. In my own work, I have focused on incorporating mindfulness-based practices and I teach some of this outside of my day job. In March last year, OAAP provided me with an opportunity to write an article on Breathwork. What came out of that for me is that not everyone has to be doing the same thing, but we are all working to incorporate more balance.


  • Testimony, In Support of Increased Funding for Legal Aid, Restoring Court Staffing Levels, and Additional Judges in Counties with Significant Need, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Oregon State Legislature, 2019., Testimony to Joint Committee on Ways and Means, 2019
  • • Interviewee, Access to Legal Records in Rural Oregon, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Think Out Loud, 2019. , Legal Access in Rural Oregon, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Benjamin R. Civiletti Leadership Scholar at the University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1997
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Office Location for David Rosen

990 NW Brooks St
Suite 1
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: 541-306-6553

Fax: 541-228-9184

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Last Updated: 10/29/2019

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