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Skilled trial lawyers working to level the litigation playing field

Dunn Carney’s Personal and Professional Litigation Team (“Team PePL”) consists of skilled trial lawyers who represent plaintiffs and private individuals, as well as commercial and family businesses, in state and federal courts.

Team PePL lawyers think strategically and have the experience to anticipate and counter fierce opposition. With these skills, we help clients deal with the expensive, lengthy nature of complicated litigation – litigation that involves extensive coordination and management.

We have developed the tools necessary to level the playing field for our clients. The group has collectively spent decades developing strategies to help clients succeed against defendants who have seemingly unlimited resources. Our experience helps protect our clients’ interests and recover losses against large, often global, companies.


Our Related Litigation Expertise

We have handled cases involving the following issues:

  • ADA
  • Agricultural Claims
  • Anti-Kickback
  • Boating Accidents
  • Brain Injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination Claims
  • Employment Claims
  • False Claims
  • Food Safety
  • Hot Goods
  • Liquor Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Defect
  • Property Disputes
  • Qui Tam
  • Recovering Losses
  • Sarbanes Oxley
  • Stark
  • Title VII
  • Title IX
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Whistleblower
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Results

Several of our recent successes are listed below.

$1,620,635 judgment for product defect claim following jury trial. Land O’Lakes Purina found liable for destroying our client’s dairy herd with toxic feed. Read more in The Oregonian, The Capital Press and The Daily Astorian.

$527,000 judgment for wrongful lien following jury trial where two New Jersey transportation companies refused to release an invalid lien they filed against our clients’ cranberry farm in Gearhart, Oregon.

$818,075 judgment for breach of dairy lease following jury trial. We represented the dairy in a case involving a lease dispute between a Tillamook-based dairy and its landlord. Jury found the landlord liable for breaching the parties’ lease, and for causing significant economic harm to the dairy.

Successfully represented family businesses against government agencies including landmark cases involving U.S. Department of Labor’s use of its ‘hot goods’ authority. Read more about the Hot Goods case and wage settlement.

*Results achieved on behalf of one client in one matter do not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.

$1,150,000 settlement of motor vehicle traumatic brain injury claim. Client was a pedestrian who was struck and seriously injured by a teenage driver while trying to cross the road at a crosswalk. Teen driver was involved in illegal drag racing at the time and was going at a high rate of speed.

Confidential amount paid in settlement for motor vehicle traumatic brain injury claim. Client was a medical doctor, who was forced to retire as result of a traumatic brain injury he suffered when his sedan was hit by a commercial truck making an illegal left turn. The truck driver was believed to be on his cell phone at the time of the accident.

$515,000 settlement of crushed pelvis as a result of motor vehicle accident. Client was the passenger of a vehicle that was t-boned in the middle of the night by a teenage driver who had run a red light at a high rate of speed.

Josef Loczi poses in front of a courthouse with a team of attorneys.

Members of Team People celebrate with their client after a jury awarded him $1.25 million in an employment retaliation case.

$1,200,000 judgment for age discrimination claim against Daimler Trucks North America
following jury trial. Former level 4 Engineering Department manager Dr. Josef Loczi was the plaintiff. Read about Dr. Loczi’s case in The Oregonian and Portland Business Journal.

$1,250,000 judgment for retaliation claim following jury trial. Verdict found that Li Ning, a Chinese athletic shoe company, retaliated against a director-level employee who complained he was demoted because of his race and national origin. Read about the judgement.

$620,000 judgment for Sarbanes Oxley whistleblower claim against Riverview Community Bank. Client was an auditor for the bank who was fired for reporting alleged fraud at the bank. Read about the suit and settlement.

$455,000 judgment against the Port of Astoria for firing an employee in retaliation for reporting mismanagement, gross waste of public funds and abuse of authority. In a related case, the Port of Astoria paid a settlement of $478,900 to another employee to settle similar claims of retaliation. Read about the suit and settlement.

$1,950,000 settlement of wrongful death claim.

$1,000,000 farm-related wrongful death claim. We obtained a policy limits settlement for the family of a teenage boy who died when the hay wagon he was driving was struck by a logging truck making an illegal passing maneuver on a two-lane rural highway. Details about the accident can be found here and here.