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James V. Usera

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Salem, OR

Harris Wyatt & Amala LLC
5778 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97306
Phone: 866-364-4872
Fax: 503-378-1013
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed in Oregon Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney James V. Usera is a partner with the Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC, law firm in Salem, Oregon. A highly rated trial attorney with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Usera focuses his practice primarily on personal injury law, devoting his time and resources to helping his clients recover the maximum amount of damages for the injuries and losses they incurred as the result of someone else's negligence.

In addition, Mr. Usera represents those who stand accused of or are under investigation for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense, including DUI and traffic violations, drug crimes, sexual offenses, and more. In all cases, he is fully committed to working to do what is necessary to protect the rights and interests of those he serves while helping them achieve the most favorable outcomes possible for their legal challenges.

A 2001 graduate of Southern Utah University with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, Mr. Usera attended Willamette University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005. The Oregon State Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and Mr. Usera is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

A consummate professional, Mr. Usera is active in a number of legal organizations, including the Marion County Bar Association, the Multnomah Bar Association and the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. Regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in the region, he holds top ratings from AVVO, and he won the organization's Clients' Choice Award in 2017. Recognized as an emerging leader in his field, he has also earned high marks from his peers for his impeccable professionalism and service.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Defense
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

About James V. Usera

First Admitted: 2005

Professional Webpage:


  •  Named to the Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars list

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Oregon State Bar
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Educational Background

  • Southern Utah University, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, 2001
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Office Location for James V. Usera

5778 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97306

Phone: 866-364-4872

Fax: 503-378-1013

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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