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Gretchen L. Mandekor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Portland, OR

Rosenbaum Law Group
1826 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-288-8000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013
Licensed in Oregon Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%), Professional Liability: Defense (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, French
Attorney Profile

Gretchen L. Mandekor is a personal injury and legal malpractice defense attorney with over 20 years of experience. She practices at Rosenbaum Law Group, PC, in Portland, Oregon, and represents clients throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

An accomplished trial attorney, Ms. Mandekor attained successful results in state and federal court over her time in practice. She handles personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability and wrongful death. As a legal malpractice attorney, she represents attorneys accused of professional misconduct. 

In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Mandekor serves as an arbitrator and mediator for personal injury matters. She is committed to professional education and regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars. As a respected member of her legal community, she received recognition from Best Lawyers in 2020 and 2021.

Prior to joining Rosenbaum Law Group, PC, Ms. Mandekor practiced at an insurance defense law firm and spent several years managing her own law firm. Her background in insurance defense provides her with an understanding of how insurance companies approach personal injury cases. She leverages this knowledge when negotiating or litigating on behalf of clients.

Ms. Mandekor graduated with honors from McGill University in Montreal with a bachelor’s degree in Latin. She earned her law degree and a certificate in international law from the University of Oregon School of Law. While attending law school, she served as an intern in Senegal, in West Africa. She is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar Association and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Professional Liability: Defense
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013

About Gretchen L. Mandekor

First Admitted: 2000, Oregon

Professional Webpage: https://www.rosenbaumlawgroup.com/attorneys-in-portland/gret...

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Gretchen has tried dozens of jury trials to verdict in both state and federal courts in Oregon.  She has successfully reached multiple six-figure settlements, as well as a number of seven-figure settlements.  She frequently serves as an arbitrator and mediator for her colleagues. 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association

Educational Background

  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada, B.A. with First Class Honors in Latin, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Meals on Wheels Volunteer, 2009
  • Member, Board of Directors, Fast Friends Scholarship Board, Friends of the Children, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Gretchen is featured in the American Bar Association Commission on Women in Profession's book The Road to Independence:  101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms, The Road to Independence:  101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms, American Bar Association, 2011
  • Gretchen was a featured speaker at this Oregon Trial Lawyers Association CLE presentation regarding what to do when your case is removed to federal court. , Speaker, Oh @#$% I Just Got Removed to Federal Court - The Auto Case, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association , 2021
  • Gretchen was a featured speaker at a Multnomah Bar Association CLE on the topic of Presenting and Resolving UM/UIM Claims, Speaker, Claims, Pains and Automobiles: Presenting and Resolving UM/UIM Claims, Multnomah Bar Association, 2021
  • Gretchen was the featured speaker on the topic "New 'Make Whole' Law - SB 421 - ORS 742.544" presented to the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund Personnel.  , Speaker, New "Make Whole" Law - SB 421 - ORS 742.544, Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund, 2020
  • Gretchen presented at an Oregon State Bar CLE on the topic "How to Prepare for and Present a Powerful Closing Argument", Speaker, How to Prepare for and Present a Powerful Closing Argument, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2019
  • Gretchen was a featured speaker at the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Trial Academy 101 on the topic of Arbitration and Mediation, Speaker, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Trial Academy 101, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Gretchen was the featured speaker at an Oregon Trial Lawyers Association CLE on the topic of "An Insider's Perspective: What I Learned Defending Auto Cases for Eighteen Years", Speaker, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association - An Insider's Perspective: What I Learned Defending Auto Cases for Eighteen Years, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association , 2019
  • Gretchen was a featured speaker at the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention on the topic of "Litigation - Dos and Donts for Plaintiff Attorneys", Speaker, Litigation - Dos and Donts for Plaintiff Attorneys, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Gretchen was the featured speaker on the topic "How to Prepare for & Present a Powerful Closing Argument" at the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Trial Academy 201 in February of 2020, Speaker, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Trial Academy 201 Closing Argument, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association , 2020
  • Gretchen is the author of a subchapter on closing argument in the trial practice manual "Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Automobile Litigation Deskbook." The chapter is entitled "Closing Argument: Capitalize on Soundbites", Author, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Automobile Litigation Deskbook, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2020

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized as one of Oregon's Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Super Lawyer, 2020-2021
  • , US News Best Lawyers, 2020-2021
  • Recognized as one of Oregon’s Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2008-2013

Industry Groups

  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Gretchen L. Mandekor

1826 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-288-8000

Last Updated: 4/8/2021

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