Social Security Disability | Workers’ Compensation
Born in Idaho, Art attended school in France before receiving his undergraduate degree from Whitman College in 1978. Following a stint as a teaching assistant at USC, he received his law degree from The Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in 1984. Art started his legal career as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon’s Insurance Fund (SAIF). This experience led Art to change hats and go into private practice representing injured and disabled people who have an uphill fight against the well funded insurance industry. Art has represented hundreds of Oregonians whose claims have been denied or improperly processed. He also has a prolific Social Security Disability practice involving extensive agency and Federal Court work.
Art and his wife Lindsey enjoy spending time together with their children, traveling, cooking, dining, reading, playing tennis, and cabaret theatre.
Art has the highest possible Peer Review Rating in legal ability and ethical standards awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, publisher of the oldest legal directory in the country, and has enjoyed this status for over 15 years. In 2010, Art was honored by the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association with the Doug Swanson Award of Excellence. Art enjoys teaching classes to his lawyer peers in the continuing legal education seminars that are required in Oregon.
Art’s legal/medical experience over the years has led him to handle many kinds of cases. Here are a few examples of the kinds of cases he deals with: head and brain trauma, toxic exposures, orthopedic injuries (such as spine, knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, tib/fib fractures and post traumatic arthritis), paralysis, psychological injuries including PTSD, chemical exposures, psychological disorders, neurological and neuromuscular diseases, fire and chemical burns, occupational diseases and injuries, idiopathic falls, complex regional pain syndromes, compartment syndromes, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, stress disorders, heart attacks and cardiac disease, neoplastic diseases and cancers, genetic diseases, and childhood disabilities and diseases. Art is passionate about resolving legal/medical disputes for his clients.
- Oregon State Bar,
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA),
- Oregon Workers’ Compensation Attorneys (OWCA),
- National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR).
- All Oregon State Courts,
- Federal District Court for the District of Oregon,
- United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit,
- Supreme Court of the United States of America.