Paul Bovarnick

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Portland, Oregon

Rose, Senders and Bovarnick, LLC
Paul Bovarnick
Rose, Senders and Bovarnick, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Transportation & Maritime, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in Oregon since: 1979

Education: University of Oregon School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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Rose, Senders and Bovarnick, LLC

1205 NW 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97210 Visit website


An experienced trial lawyer with Rose Senders and Bovarnick, LLC, Paul Bovarnick represents clients in the following states: Utah, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, Washington and Oregon. Named to The Best Lawyers in America since 2016, he represents those who have been injured at the hands of another. This includes cases of medical malpractice, construction injuries and railroad injuries. He also represents the rights of employees who are discriminated against by an employer.

Throughout his career, Mr. Bovarnick has faced off against corporations, individuals, government entities, construction companies and railroads. He is not afraid to fight for the rights of his clients. Other opponents include corporations like Werner Trucking, Providence St. Vincents, Barretts Minerals, the State of Oregon, Union Pacific Railroad, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, the state of Oregon, J.R. Simplot Company, Skanska USA, the Willamette and Pacific Railroad, and the Montana Rail Link.

Admitted to practice in the state of Oregon, Mr. Bovarnick has an Avvo “Superb” rating and a stellar reputation as an attorney who is invested in the future of his clients. Many attorneys chose him as an arbitrator in complex cases, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Bovarnick completed his undergraduate degree at Claremont McKenna College where he graduated cum laude before attending law school. At the University of Oregon School of Law, he graduated with his Juris Doctor. He regularly publishes articles for the Multnomah Bar Association, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Oregon State Bar.

* 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 - General: Plaintiff, Transportation/Maritime, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Railroad Accident

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Transportation/Maritime
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1979, Oregon

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  •   Mentor, Multnomah Bar Association
  • BALSLEY V. BNSF, 2010 U.S. DIST. LEXIS 123387 (W.D. WASH. 2010)
  • Americold v. Hoyt, 209 Or. App. 243 (Or. App. 2006)
  • Lovato v. BNSF, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28648 (D. Colo. 2002)
Educational Background:
  • Claremont McKenna College, cum laude
  • Best Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2016
  • Five Star Rating, Avvo
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell

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

“Paul has been a legal guide and mentor to me for over a decade. He's one of the most thoughtful attorneys I know, with a deep understanding of his client's needs and an equally insightful comprehension of the court system. He's guided his clients through the legal system's callousness with kindness, levity, optimism, and a steady hand.”

“Because of his years of experience and analytical mind, Paul sees a case laid out before him, as if from an aerial view. He anticipates and resolves potential problems before they become real detriments. He has the fortitude and resources to bring a case to trial, and he uses these skills to help his client, about whom he cares deeply.”

“Paul is a fantastic lawyer, who also is dedicated to improving the profession. He teaches CLEs and mentors younger lawyers, readily sharing his expertise and knowledge with any who ask. He obtains great results for his clients in some very technical areas of the law, and does so with compassion and grace. ”

Office location for Paul Bovarnick

1205 NW 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97210

Phone: 503-227-2486


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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