Litigation and Negotiation

Preparation for a Deposition

Preparing for a deposition can feel stressful, but it doesn't have to. Follow the steps outlined in this video to get ready.

By | September 10th, 2018|

The Client’s Bill of Rights

When hiring a lawyer, look for one who is responsive, listens well, is well respected, tells the truth, is confident and competent and has options for your case.

By | February 6th, 2018|

Lessening the risk of a will or trust contest

Attorneys who work with clients over the age of 65 should understand the Oregon statute on elder financial abuse (ORS 124.100, et seq.) and take steps to lessen their risk of unwanted litigation. The statute states that a person who "wrongfully takes or appropriates money or property of a vulnerable person" is liable for treble [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|

Blackwell Law PC has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

Blackwell Law PC, a lawyer based in Eugene, OR whose primary area of practice is Employment Defense, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Eugene, OR February 6, 2017 - Martindale Hubbel® has confirmed that Blackwell Law PC still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legalability, [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|

Employer cell phone policies limit liability for punitive damages

One of the drawbacks of using cell phones for work is that employees often use them while driving. When drivers are involved in accidents that result in litigation, cell phone use often becomes a matter of liability. Employers who issue cell phones to workers or who have employees who might make a work-related cell phone [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|

The Art and Science of Negotiating: Principles Before Personalities

Taking the ego off the table is the path to successful negotiations. Focus on outcomes and the best mutually agreeable compromise. Remove the focus from personalities and keep it on the facts and principals to keep mediation on track. Voice respect and understanding for the other party’s position. Frame the issues around both parties’ common [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|