• David F. Sugerman Attorney, PC

    • 707 SW Washington, Suite 600 Portland, OR 97205
    • (503) 228-6474
    David F. Sugerman Attorney, PC is a law practice dedicated to protecting consumers. The firm has had special success on structural cases—those rare, important cases that take on fundamental problems. Some of our major successes include a $409 million consumer fraud class action over BP for illegal debit card charges, an $85 million federal court win for Oregon veterans poisoned in Iraq by defense contractor KBR, and a multi-million dollar settlement against Comcast for illegally charging cable TV late fees.
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      David F. Sugerman | Lead Trial Counsel

      • 707 SW Washington, Suite 600 Portland, OR 97205
      • (503) 228-6474
      David Sugerman represents consumers. His practice spans a range of areas, with a focus on complex injury and consumer class action cases. David opened his solo law practice in January 2010. From 1991-2009, he practiced in the Portland law firm of Paul & Sugerman, PC. David is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Oregon.

      David has had remarkable success as a trial lawyer. His most notable verdict, Scharfstein v. BP West Coast Products, was tried in state court. As lead counsel, David achieved a record-setting consumer class action verdict, with a judgment that will exceed $400 million. The case is ongoing.

      In federal court, David was part of a trial team that obtained an $85 million verdict for a group of Oregon Army National Guard veterans poisoned in Iraq at a KBR work site. The case, Bixby v. KBR, has been refiled in Texas, following a remand from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

      David received the Oregon State Bar President’s Award in 2008. David was admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2011. Martindale-Hubble gives David its highest peer review rating of 5.0.

      David devotes a substantial portion of his professional time to pro bono activities. He advocates for consumer protection in the Oregon Legislature. He also trains and mentors young attorneys and speaks at legal education seminars. He has served on the Oregon Council on Court Procedures, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors, and various boards and committees.
      David completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas, with a BA from the Plan II Honors Program. David completed his JD at Lewis & Clark. He is admitted in state and federal courts in Oregon.

      Outside of work, David’s passions include cooking, good food, bourbon, and the joys and challenges of being a dad and husband.
  • Eblen Freed PC

    • 1040 NE 44th Ave., Suite 4 Portland, OR 97213
    • (503) 548-6330
    Eblen Freed was founded by Tim Eblen and Michelle Freed. 

    Eblen Freed believes in the value of having robust consumer law statutes that protect individual consumers from the bad acts of large businesses. Eblen Freed sees the reasonable enforcement of consumer law statutes as a way to reward businesses that prevent bad acts from taking place. Eblen Freed has litigated many consumer law cases, including claims for Unlawful Trade Practices, Unlawful Debt Collection Practices, violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, fraud, Invasion of Privacy, and others.
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      Michelle Freed | Co-counsel

      • 1040 NE 44th Ave., Suite 4 Portland, OR 97213
      • (503) 548-6330
      Michelle Freed has extensive experience in the areas of debtor-creditor and consumer protection. She graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2004 and has represented Oregon consumers in those fields ever since. She specializes in litigation related to unfair debt collection, unfair credit reporting, and unfair trade practices.
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      Tim L. Eblen | Co-counsel

      • 1040 NE 44th Avenue, Suite 4 Portland, Oregon 97213
      • 503-475-7808
      Tim L. Eblen practices consumer law, and debtor creditor rights law in Oregon and Washington.  A third generation Oregonian, Tim graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School.  He has successfully fought for compensation for Oregon consumers for violations of unlawful trade practices, unfair debt collection, unfair credit reporting, and other consumer protection statutes.  Tim has previously obtained compensation for a class of students based on the fraudulent misrepresentations of a local private trade school.
  • Gallo LLP

    • 1604 Solano Ave., Suite B Berkeley, CA 94707
    • (415) 257-8800
    Everybody needs a great lawyer to take care of them sometimes. Gallo LLP cares deeply about its clients. We serve businesses, executives, and consumers alike, making winning arguments privately and in state and federal courts. Our results speak for themselves. See our awards and testimonials at https://gallo.law. Our partners' lifetime winning percentage at trial exceeds 85%. Our plaintiffs' recoveries exceed $100 million. (The results of these cases depended upon their unique facts and the law applicable to them. These outcomes do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction of the outcome of any other matter or matters. They do, however, reflect something about our judgment as to when to go to trial, instead of settling, and our ability to achieve the anticipated result when we do go to trial.)

    Gallo LLP has devoted most of the last 10 years helping victims of for-profit vocational school fraud, recovering more money for more former students than anyone in the country. In doing this work, we pioneered this internet and software-driven method of  helping numerous people who, for whatever reason (usually a forced-arbiration clause), can't be part of a class action. This method and technology (we call it "Leverage") for helping folks who normally just out of luck has garnered  national recognition and attention. See our awards and press at https://gallo.law.

    Recently, weve focused on consumer privacy, litigating with Google over its interception and scanning of message to Gmail users. These efforts resulting in 875 settlements in 2016 and, in a settlement that already has received the federal court's preliminary approval, Google's agreement to stop intercepting messages for it's own commercial purposes entirely.
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      Ray E. Gallo | Co-counsel

      • 1604 Solano Ave., Suite B Berkeley, CA 94707
      • (415) 257-8800
      Ray is a graduate of Yale University and the UCLA School of Law. He has been listed in Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1999, and enjoys a perfect "10" rating from AVVO.com (where he is a repeat winning of AVVO’s “clients’ choice” awards) year after year. Ray is a LawDragon Top 100 legal consultant.

      Ray loves to win, and his greatest thrill is protecting his clients against fraud and other illegal or unfair business practices. He successfully litigated a $40 million settlement in the Amador v. California Culinary Academy class action on behalf of students defrauded by the San Francisco LCB cooking school. Ray's work also led to millions more in individual settlement monies for students in the Vasquez v. California School of Culinary Arts (LCB Pasadena) mass action. Both of these for-profit schools are owned by Career Education Corporation, the parent company of Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, and were engaged in the same fraud.

      Ray combines a love of peace with a true zest for combat. Ray has won more than 85% of the cases he has tried to verdict, reflecting skill, preparation, determination, and judgment about when to compromise. That credibility translates into negotiated results—Ray’s settlement results exceed $100 million. These achievements are reflected by his clients' loyalty, his many friendships with his former adversaries, and the referrals he regularly receives from both.

      Ray is supported by truly cutting-edge technology (backed by our affiliate Gallo Digital and its software engineering team) and a team of talented and dedicated lawyers and paralegals. Originally focused on representing businesses and executives, Ray now focuses most of his effort on representing consumers.

      Ray lives in Marin County, California with his college-sweetheart wife and their children.
  • Amy Johnson Attorney-at-Law

    • 5836 SE Madison St. Portland, OR  97215
    • (503) 939-2996
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      Amy Johnson | Co-counsel

      • 5836 SE Madison St. Portland, OR  97215
      • (503) 939-2996
      Amy R. Johnson practices consumer class action law in Oregon.  Johnson was a member of the Portland trial team in Scharfstein v. BP West Coast Products, a consumer class action against ARCO.  The jury awarded the second largest verdict in Oregon history with a judgment that exceeds $400 million.  Johnson was also on the trial team for the Oregon class action against Le Cordon Bleu.  Johnson graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1985.
  • Tim Quenelle PC

    • 4800 SW Meadows Rd #300 Lake Oswego, OR  97035
    • (503) 675-4330
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      Tim Quenelle | Co-counsel

      • 4800 SW Meadows Rd #300 Lake Oswego, OR  97035
      • (503) 675-4330
      Tim Quenelle, B.S., University of Oregon (1990); J.D. University of Oregon (1993).
      Tim is an Oregon lawyer who has been protecting Oregon consumers for over 20 years. He frequently writes and lectures on consumer protection issues to other lawyers. Tim has litigated several Oregon class actions that have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements to Oregon consumers, and was co-counsel in a record setting $400 million dollar jury verdict against BP West Coast Products, LLC. Tim was also a part of the trial team in the class action against Le Cordon Bleu.