Practice Areas

Personal Injury Law

At Black, Chapman, Petersen & Stevens, our Oregon and California personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience representing injured clients. We believe that no one should have to suffer because of another person’s recklessness, and we are committed to fighting for that belief. If you or someone you love has been injured, we may be able to help you get the financial compensation that you deserve. Read More

Workers’ Compensation Law

You are entitled to benefits for injuries that occur on the job, whether you or your employer caused the injury. It is a “no fault” system and the laws involved are particularly complex. Passed by the state legislature, which is heavily lobbied by business and insurance interests, these laws frequently make claims difficult and expensive, as opposed to easy and low-cost. Originally, the legislature got employers to pay for insurance for on the job injuries and in return, employers were free from lawsuits by injured workers. Over the years, employers are still immune, but workers’ benefits have become eroded by further changes in the law. Read More

Social Security Disability Law

The Social Security Administration turns down more than 60 percent of people who initially apply for Disability. If you are initially denied, you must request reconsideration and a different team will look at your claim. Many who appeal are denied a second time. If you are denied at this level, then you have 60 days to request a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). This is when expert legal assistance is especially critical. Finally, if the judge denies your claim, you can request a review by the Social Security Appeals Council. After all administrative appeals are exhausted, you may file an action in federal court. Read More

Elder & Nursing Home Abuse Law

Black Chapman Petersen & Stevens protects your elderly loved ones from Abuse and Exploitation. Unfortunately the elderly are among the most vulnerable in our society. The best line of defense to stand-up against this abuse is an experienced law firm. At Black Chapman Petersen & Stevens, our elder abuse lawyers defend our Oregon clients against the many forms of elder abuse. Read More

Sexual Abuse Law

Black Chapman Petersen & Stevens has successfully represented victims of sexual abuse against some of the world’s largest organizations and individual offenders. Read More