Wm. Keith Dozier

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lake Oswego, OR

Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC
 | 385 First Street, Suite 215
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: 503-868-5439
Fax: 503-697-0841
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney WM. Keith Dozier is the founder of WM. Keith Dozier, LLC, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Mr. Dozier has more than 15 years of experience practicing personal injury law, serving clients in Portland 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.

Mr. Dozier holds several leadership roles, including serving in the house of delegates for the Oregon State Bar and sitting on 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.

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 standard. He is listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury law. His clients and cases have been listed in 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 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™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012

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White Papers

  • "Let the Seller Beware - End of the Privity Doctrine" (2014) - Trial Lawyer Quarterly Magazine

  • Malpractice Traps for Lawyers Handling Personal Injury Cases (2013) - Resources for lawyers faced with issues of concern when handling personal injry cases. 

  • About Wm Dozier

    Admitted: 2001, Oregon

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • Highest possible rating of 10.0 ("Superb"), Avvo.com, 2018
    • Oregon Super Lawyers
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating.  The highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. , Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
    • Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2018
    • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Federal District Court of Oregon, 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012 - present
    • Oregon chapter, ABOTA
    • 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
    • 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
    • Member, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), 2013
    • Board of Governors, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2007-2009
    • Oregon State Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2005
    • Elected as Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • 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:

    • 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 $5.5 million.  , 2018
    • Davis v. Washington County School District - $120,000.00 settlement for girl hit by a school bus., 2013

    Videos:

    • About Keith, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • Clemson University, B.S. in Economics, 1994
    • Clemson University (Scarborough Fellowship), M.S. in Applied Economics, 1996
    Office Location for Wm. Keith Dozier

    385 First Street
    Suite 215
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

    Phone: 503-868-5439

    Fax: 503-697-0841

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    Last Updated: 5/14/2019

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