Wm. Keith Dozier

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC
Wm. Keith Dozier
Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Oregon since: 2001

Education: Lewis & Clark Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012
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Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC

385 1st St
Ste 217
Lake Oswego, OR 97034 Visit website


Attorney Keith Dozier is the founder of Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC, located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Mr. Dozier has 22 years of experience practicing personal injury law, serving clients in the Portland metro area and throughout all of Oregon. He handles matters involving catastrophic injury, construction accidents, mass torts, medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Dozier has successfully litigated and settled many cases on behalf of negligence victims. He has experience litigating against a variety of defendants, including international corporations and major insurance companies. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in Oregon state and federal courts. He has achieved numerous six to eight-figure judgments and settlements. 

Mr. Dozier holds several leadership roles, including serving in the House of Delegates for the Oregon State Bar and the Board of Governors for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. He writes and lectures for the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Law Institute and is an elected member of the Oregon chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He also serves on the advisory board of the Milestone Foundation and is a founder of Access Northwest, both non-profit organizations created to assist the injured and disabled. 

In recognition of his achievements, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Dozier its highest rating of AV Preeminent*, reflecting the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards. He is listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury law. His law firm is listed in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Law Firms" in America. His clients and cases have been listed in numerous publications, including the Portland Tribune and the Oregonian.

Mr. Dozier received a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree from Clemson University. He earned his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School and obtained his license to practice law in 2001. He is qualified to practice before all Oregon state and federal courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ falls into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2001, Oregon

Professional Webpage: https://www.wkd-law.com/

Educational Background:
  • Clemson University, B.S. in Economics, 1994
  • Clemson University (Scarborough Fellowship), M.S. in Applied Economics, 1996
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Federal District Court of Oregon, 2001
  • Information about Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC. , About Keith, Personal Injury Attorney, 2014
White Papers:
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Spoke about what to expect when trying a case during the Covid pandemic. , Speaker/Author: "Trying Your Case During Covid", Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Motor Vehicle Law CLE, Law, 2021
  • Presented at Injury Board's Summit in Big Sky, Montana. , Speaker, Conducting On-Line Focus Groups, Injury Board Summit, Legal, 2023
  • Oregon Law Institute, Speaker and Author
  • Third Party Claims to Recovery, "Litigating Auto Accident Cases" CLE, 2012
  • Successful Trial Themes and Evidence in Employment Discrimination Cases, Litigator Lunch Series, 2008
  • Speaker - Malpractice Traps for Attorneys Handling Personal Injury Claims.  Oregon State Bar CLE., Oregon State Bar, 2013
  • Reviewing Author, PLF sample client intake, disengagement and decline forms and letters, OSB Professional Liability Fund, 2013
  • Author, "Let The Buyer Beware - End of the Privity Doctrine", Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer Quarterly Magazine, 2014
  • Speaker, "Emerging Topics: Recent Discovery Issues and Trial Tips to Help You Tune Up Your Personal Injury Cases" CLE, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Speaker / Organizer, "Trial Lawyer Academy 101" Series, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Reviewing Author, Sample Intake, Settlement, and Disengagement Forms, OSB Professional Liability Fund, 2016
  • Speaker, "Lessons Learned From MIST Jury Trial" Summer CLE., Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Co-Author, OSB Legislative Update: Torts & Products Liability Law, 2007
  • Author, OSB Legislative Update: Torts & Products Liability Law, 2008
  • Reviewing Author, Sample Intake, Settlement, and Disengagement Forms, OSB Professional Liability Fund, 2009
  • Speaker & Author, "Litigating Auto Accident Cases" Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Oregon Law Institute, 2012
  • Reviewing Author, Sample Intake, Settlement, and Disengagement Forms, OSB Professional Liability Fund, 2011
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Peterson v. C. R. Bard, Inc. - $926,000.00 Unanimous jury verdict in products liability case involving an IVC filter. , 2021
  • Goin v. U.S. - $425,000.00 Settlement in medical malpractice case arising from misdiagnosis. , 2019
  • Branch v. U.S. - $1.75 million settlement in medical malpractice stemming from erroneous prescription drug utilization. , 2019
  • Paul, et al. v. Asbury Automotive Group, LLC - Unanimous $19,000,000.00 jury verdict, settled prior to appeal.  Four plaintiff race discrimination case., 2008
  • Sargent v. PPS - $222,173.00 jury verdict in premises liability case where child's leg was injured by wire glass in a middle school's interior door.  , 2011
  • Ibanez v. FedEx Freight, Inc. - $200,000.00 judgment in an Oregon truck crash case. , 2013
  • $1.4 million settlement for motor vehicle crash victim. , 2018
  • Porter v. AT&T Broadband of Oregon, Inc., et al. - $618,000.00 jury verdict in a workplace injury case., 2006
  • Uninsured Motorist Insurance Claim - $250,000.00 recovery for woman injured by hit-and-run driver.  , 2010
  • Rife v. McAfee - Unanimous $618,218.00 jury verdict in a rear-end soft tissue injury motor vehicle accident. , 2014
  • Kingsley, et al. v. Oregon Armored, et al. - $225,000.00 settlement in automobile crash case.  , 2013
  • Keith Dozier has been involved in numerous confidential settlements in addition to cases listed here.  This includes numerous confidential settlements ranging from $1 million to $11 million.  , 2021
  • Davis v. Washington County School District - $120,000.00 settlement for girl hit by a school bus., 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Invited member of the Injury Board, 2022-present, 2022
  • Re-elected to Board of Governors of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2023
  • Re-elected to Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, 2023
  • Member, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012 - present
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, 2001 - present
  • Oregon State Bar's Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2011
  • Member, Oregon Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 2008 - present
  • Elected to Oregon State Bar's House of Delegates, 2016-2021, 2016
  • Member, Multnomah County Bar Association, 2001 - present
  • Co-Chair of Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's New Lawyer Committee, 2008-2009
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2003 - present
  • Board of Governors, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2007-2009, 2023-2025, 2023
  • Oregon State Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2005
  • Elected as Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Advisory Board member of the non-profit Milestone Foundation. , 2023
  • Founder and Board Member of Access Northwest, a non-profit helping those with challenges enjoy outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest. , 2023
  • Highest possible rating of 10.0 ("Superb"), Avvo.com, 2023
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2023
  • "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating.  The highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. , Martindale-Hubbell, 2023
  • Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2023

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“William "Keith" Dozier offers clients the powerful combination of legal talent and integrity. His talent and dedication led to Mr. Dozier and his co-counsel to achieving a recent unanimous jury verdict of $19 million in federal court. I cannot recommend anyone more highly than Keith for recognition by SuperLawyers.”

“Keith is a definitely a super lawyer. He takes on tough cases that others in his peer group, 40 somethings, are unwilling to take on. He achieves great results for his clients. He recently had a jury verdict for $600,000+ on a no offer car crash case.”

“Extremely smart, and does a first rate job for his clients.”

“Keith is a skilled trial lawyer who has obtained excellent results for his clients based upon his hard work and concern for the people he represents.”

“I worked on a case with Keith last year and consider to be one of Oregon's finest trial attorneys. His professionalism and attention to detail make him stand out amongst his peers. He communicates with his clients and makes them feel great that they chose him as their attorney. Beyond his ability as a trial attorney, Keith is simply a great person and any organization would be lucky to have him as a member.”

Office location for Wm. Keith Dozier

385 1st St
Ste 217
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: 503-594-0333


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