Tom D'Amore

D'Amore Law Group
4230 Galewood St; Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Tom D’Amore is a trial lawyer dedicated to preserving the civil justice system. Tom has earned a reputation among insurance companies, corporations, and opposing counsel as a skilled, experienced, aggressive, and ethical personal injury attorney. He is a board-certified civil trial specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Tom is also board-certified as a trucking litigation specialist by the NBTA. Tom serves on the Board of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Tom is well-known in the Pacific Northwest for representing victims of catastrophic truck injury cases and recently secured a $26.5 million dollar verdict in federal court in Pendleton, Oregon.

Tom and D’Amore Law Group are AV Preeminent-rated for the highest ethical standards and professional ability by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2020 Tom was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and in 2019 Public Justice nominated Tom and his co-counsel Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalists. In 2016, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) awarded the Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award to Tom.

An attorney for more than 30 years and a former CPA with a Big 8 accounting firm Tom is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington and California. He founded D’Amore Law Group in 1994 with the mission of securing justice for injured people, victims of wrongful death, and their families.

Tom is actively engaged in the plaintiff’s trial bar. Tom serves on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) in Washington D.C. as the Budget Chair. Tom is Past President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ).

Tom’s practice is devoted nationally and locally to representing individuals and families in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, spinal cord injury paraplegia and quadriplegia, brain injury, trucking litigation, class actions, and insurance company bad faith.

Tom teaches fellow trial lawyers about representing victims of crime, trial practice, arbitration, accident reconstruction, insurance and insurance bad faith law, the business of law, and so-called tort reform. He has written several articles and authored a chapter in the Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th Edition, a chapter in the Oregon State Bar Civil Practice and Procedures Manual (Defense Medical Examinations), a chapter in the Oregon Trial Lawyers Motor Vehicle Deskbook (Rules of the Road), and is the co-editor of the AAJ Press title Litigating Major Automobile Injury and Death Cases with Ken Levinson.

D’Amore Law Group is dedicated to strengthening and improving their extended community, and is proud to support organizations like Safe Kids Oregon, the Oregon Food Bank, and End Distracted Driving, among others. Tom is a long-time Board Member of Good Deeds, an Oregon not-for-profit that provides assistance to families with special medical circumstances.

Tom lives outside Portland, Oregon. He has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 30+ years and has three adult children. Tom has spent many years coaching youth sports at the competitive and recreational level, including football, basketball and baseball. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling with Lisa, trying new restaurants, attending sporting events, and playing softball and basketball.

Professional Recognition
Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV Preeminent for legal ethics and ability

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Board Certified Trucking Litigation Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

"The Best Lawyers In America", Best Lawyers

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Oregon Super Lawyers Top 50 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

American Bar Association

Executive Committee and Board of Governors, Oregon Representative, American Association for Justice

Past President, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

EAGLE member, Washington State Association for Justice

Oregon State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

Clackamas County Bar Association

Clark County Bar Association

The National Crime Victim Bar Association

California State Bar, admitted 1990

Oregon State Bar, admitted 1992

Washington State Bar, admitted 1994

Certified Public Accountant, California and Oregon (Inactive)

Juris Doctor Degree, Pepperdine University School of Law

B.A. Political Science; B.S. Accounting, University of Nevada

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