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David D. Park

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Portland, OR

Elliott & Park, P.C.
324 S Abernethy St
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-749-9636
Fax: 503-274-8384
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Oregon Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Civil Rights, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Trial attorney David D. Park is a sole practitioner at Elliott & Park, P.C. His practice in Portland and the surrounding metropolitan area in Oregon focuses on protecting civil rights and fighting against police misconduct and employment discrimination. 

Often, Mr. Park's cases have involved police shootings, use of excessive deadly force, unlawful entry, unlawful search and false arrests. In his pursuit of justice for those whose civil rights have been violated, he has served as lead counsel on cases that resulted in six- and seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements for his clients. When law enforcement policies have resulted in the improper use of force on people with mental illness, disability and other special considerations, Mr. Park has been instrumental in influencing change.

Mr. Park obtained his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School and became licensed to practice in 1980. He has made many contributions to the profession through law journal articles over the years, and through professional memberships to associations such as the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Oregon State Bar. He has served as former chair of the executive committee of the OSB's Civil Rights Section and as a member of the OSB's Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee.

Along with two other attorneys in 2018, Mr. Park was a recipient of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Civil Rights
  • 30%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Litigation

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About David D. Park

First Admitted: 1980, Oregon

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Shocking the Conscience: Whether the Right to Bear Arms Over Rides the Due Process Right to Life, 56 Wilmette Law Review 110 (Spring 2020), Philip Schuster and David Park 
  • The Wall We’re Up Against: Defense themes and tactics in the police shooting case, Oregon Trial Lawyer, Summer 2011, David Park
  • Police Accountability for Use of Deadly Force: A Case Study, Oregon Trial Lawyer, Summer 2016, David Park

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Executive Committee of the OSB Civil Rights Section and former Chair; OSB Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee.  Lead counsel in Estate of Stacy W. Kenny v. Kraig Akins, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 6:19-cv-01519-AA (July, 2020 settlement of excessive force death case for $4.55 million and mandated changes to City of Springfield, Oregon use of force policy, administrative review and reporting practices).  Lead trial counsel in Adalberto Flores-Haro, et al v. City of Hillsboro, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:12-cv-01616 (February 2018, $7 million verdict/excessive deadly force). Co-counsel in Hope Glenn v. Washington County, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:08-cv-950 (September, 2012, $2.5 million verdict/excessive deadly force).  Co-Recipient with Beth Creighton and Michael Rose of Oregon Trial Lawyer Association’s 2018 Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award.
  • Jimmy D. Brown v. City of Tigard, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:01-cv-00739, and Jimmy D. Brown v. Michael Webber, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:03-cv-00425, Section 1983 false arrest and First Amendment retaliation, $127,500 settlement and dismissal from employment of Tigard Police Sgt. Michael Webber, September 2003.
  • William Donald Peckenpaugh v. David White, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:05-cv-1745 BR, Section 1983 unlawful search (exceeding scope of warrant), settled by Stipulated Judgment in favor of plaintiffs for $125,000 and other affirmative relief in August, 2007.
  • Dong O. Kim, et al v. Gallagher, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:05-cv-1167 HA, Section 1983 unlawful entry and search (facially invalid warrant) and excessive force claims, settled for $331,000 following a mini-trial before Judge Robert E. Jones and a mock jury, October 2008.
  • Erik Pierce v. City of Salem, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:06-cv-1715 KI, plaintiff’s verdict for general and punitive damages totaling $133,000 for 9-1-1 negligence and ADA violations; defense verdict on excessive force claims; settled by Stipulated Judgment for plaintiff for $182,500, inclusive of attorney’s fees, and other affirmative relief in November 2009.
  • Estate of Jordan Case v. Glenn Howard, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:08-cv-417 KI, Section 1983 wrongful death claim alleging excessive deadly force, first eight-day trial in April, 2010, ended in hung jury; retrial, also eight days in duration, ended in a defense verdict, October 2010.
  • Leonard Salanitro v. Patrick Altiere, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:11-cv-1051 SI, Section 1983 excessive deadly force and false imprisonment, a seven day jury trial ended in a $50,000 verdict for the plaintiff, February 2013.
  • Raymond Toll v. City of Springfield, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 6:14-cv-00629 MC, Section 1983 excessive force and ADA Title II disability discrimination, settlement for $450,000 plus process for review and comment on proposed Springfield PD General Order adopting ADA compliant policies and procedures governing law enforcement interaction with deaf and disabled citizens reached December 2014.
  • Estate of Brad Morgan v. City of Portland, Multnomah County Circuit Court, 1312-17965, alleging negligence in police shooting of suicidal young man, defense verdict  following 8-day trial, February 2015. 
  • Jessica Sieverson v. Erick Supplee, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:15-cv-00030, Section 1983 alleging excessive deadly force and wrongful death, settlement for $500,000, December 2015.
  • Myrtle Bolster v. Casey Gibson, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:17-cv-00247, Section 1983 alleging excessive deadly force and wrongful death, settlement for $750,000 and modifications in Polk County Sheriff’s and Monmouth Police Department’s use of force policies related to police interactions with the mentally ill, October 2017.
  • Adalberto Flores-Haro, et al v. City of Hillsboro, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 3:12-cv-01616 ($7 million verdict/excessive deadly force)., 2018
  • Estate of Stacy W. Kenny v. Kraig Akins, et al, U.S. District Court, Oregon, 6:19-cv-01519-AA (settlement of excessive force death case for $4.55 million and mandated changes to City of Springfield, Oregon use of force policy, administrative review and reporting practices), 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member and Guardian, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Chair, Civil Rights Section, Oregon State Bar

Educational Background

  • B.A. Economics, U.C. Berkeley, 1977

Honors/Awards

  • , Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award, Co-Recipient, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for David D. Park

324 S Abernethy St
Portland, OR 97239

Phone: 503-749-9636

Fax: 503-274-8384

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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