Cliff Wilson
Expertise Overview

Cliff’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of personal injury and property damage claims brought against commercial and personal lines insurers and their insureds. His practice involves the handling of a wide range of cases, including personal injury negligence, errors & omission, liquor liability, construction defect, and business litigation.

Cliff has experience taking cases to jury verdicts as a lead trial attorney and has conducted numerous arbitrations and mediations in both Oregon and Washington. Cliff is also experienced in insurance coverage matters and regularly advises and defends carriers in coverage disputes. In addition, Cliff manages the firm’s probate and subrogation practices.

Cliff’s well-rounded legal background has provided him with the ability to quickly evaluate key issues and identify strategic opportunities in his cases. This enables his clients to efficiently and effectively prepare for trial or pursue favorable early resolution of matters when appropriate.


Relevant Cases

Cliff successfully argued the case of Morgan v. Amex Assurance Company, 242 Or App 665 (2011) on behalf of an uninsured motorist coverage provider. He has obtained a favorable settlement for a national retailer in a slip-and-fall and premise liability dispute, as well as, a national carrier in a case involving damages and allegations in excess of $1 million.


Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2005
Marylhurst University, B.S., Business Management, 2001

Professional Certification & Accolades

Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
American Bar Association – TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy
Admitted, United States District Court, District of Oregon
Admitted, United States District Court, Western District of Washington
Black Belt Trial Advocacy Training Program Graduate
CIPP/US Certified

Practice Areas
  • Practice Area
    • Commercial Liability Defense
    • Negligence
    • Products Liability
    • Tenant Landlord
    • Premises Liability
    • Wrongful Death
    • Personal Lines
    • Automotive Defense
    • UM/UIM
    • PIP
    • Dog Bite
Bar Admissions
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Success Story Dog Bite Dilemma Friday December 20, 2019 By: Cliff Wilson
public domain condemnation Success Story Cracked Concrete and Damaged Sheetrock Friday December 20, 2019 By: Cliff Wilson
Small Claims Big Headache Success Story Small Claims, Big Headache Thursday December 27, 2018 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Persistence and Staying Focused on the Facts Leads to Unanimous Defense Verdict Wednesday January 10, 2018 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Whose Fault is it Anyway? Friday December 11, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story The Show Must Go On Thursday July 9, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Sticking to Your Guns with Trucking Clients Tuesday June 30, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Credibility Clenches Case Tuesday June 30, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story The Buck Stops Here Friday June 26, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Burying Your Head in the Sand Will Get You Nowhere Friday June 26, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Plaintiff’s Case Lost in Translation Friday June 26, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Success Story Bringing Down the House (By Proving Plaintiff Brought Down the Door) Thursday June 18, 2015 By: Cliff Wilson
Legal Alert Texting While Driving? Not Relevant! Wednesday February 10, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
Steering Wheel Legal Alert UIM Benefits for Non-Relative Passenger? Denied! Wednesday December 30, 2020 By: Cliff Wilson
jan 2019 webinar thumbnail Webinar 2019 – Year In Review – Personal Lines in OR & WA Thursday December 20, 2018 By: Cliff Wilson
Webinar Attorney Fee Exposure in UM/UIM Friday October 5, 2018 By: Cliff Wilson
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