J. William Savage

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Portland, Oregon

The Savage Law Firm
J. William Savage
The Savage Law Firm

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

Licensed in Oregon since: 1977

Education: Lewis & Clark Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

The Savage Law Firm

620 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 1125
Portland, OR 97204 Visit website


A personal injury attorney at The Law Office of William J. Savage, based in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, J. William Savage has been practicing law for over four decades, entirely focusing on representing those who suffered severe injuries and trauma due to:

·       Medical and dental malpractice

·       Birth injury

·       Delayed or incorrect diagnosis

·       Truck and other motor vehicle accidents

·       Brain injury

·       Sexual abuse

·       Dangerous premises 

·       Defective motor vehicles and medical devices

·       Pharmaceutical drugs

Steadfast and compassionate, Mr. Savage builds a strong case after grasping the full impact of an incident on his clients’ daily life and future goals. He is highly regarded for his ability to vividly demonstrate the struggles of the victims and their families behind every case, helping the judges and the opposition see beyond the proof. Besides obtaining verdicts and settlements over millions of dollars, he is most proud of helping people who have trusted him with their problems.

Mr. Savage was conferred with a Juris Doctor at Lewis & Clark Law School in 1977. Before his law degree, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. He attended Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College at the Thunderhead Ranch in Wyoming in 1999, a unique, personal and professional learning experience only a select few lawyers gained. He is a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

In addition to representing clients in the state and federal courts of Oregon and all state courts in Washington, Mr. Savage appears before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Savage has been honored with an AV Preeminent* peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, one of the nation’s most prominent attorney peer rating services. He devotes his time to serving Justice Advocacy Africa as an instructor, providing professional trial advocacy training to African lawyers in order to promote trust and respect for the legal system in African countries.

*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

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

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

  • 70% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1977, Oregon

Professional Webpage: https://savagelawyer.com/attorneys/j-william-savage/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Oregon; Washington; U.S. District Court District of Oregon; U.S. District Court Western District of Washington; U.S. Bankruptcy Court Oregon; U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law, AV Rating, AV Rating, Top Professional Rating, from Martindale-Hubble (Bill Savage)
  • AV Rating, Top Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubble
Educational Background:
  • 1973 - University of Washington, B.A. 1977 - Lewis and Clark Law School, J.D.

Office location for J. William Savage

620 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 1125
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-766-5337


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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