Swanson Lathen & Prestwich, PC
3040 Commercial St Se Ste 200
Salem, OR 97302
Admitted to the bar, Oregon, 2000
United States District Court, District of Oregon, 2001
Brigham Young University (B.A. 1996, M.A. 1996)
Willamette University (J.D. 2000)
2014-2020 Oregon Super Lawyers
2010 Oregon Rising Stars
Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2010
BV-Rated peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell (very high legal ability while upholding the highest ethical standards), the highest rating for his tenure
Board of Governors, Oregon State Bar
2014-15 Public Affairs Ctte Chair
2013 Special Projects Ctte Chair
2013 Co-Chair Centralized Legal Notice System Task Force, 2012
Marion County Bar Association Board, 2007 to 2011, 2010 President
OSB New Lawyers' Division CLE Ctte, Salem, member and past-chair
Competitive basketball coach 2015-present
Salem-Keizer Educ. Foundation Basketball Coach, 2012-2015
South Salem Junior Baseball of Oregon, board member, 2009-2011
Leslie Middle School Site Council, member, 2008 to 2010
South Salem Little League, coach, division director, 2003-2007
Travis Prestwich primarily works in the wrongful death and personal injury areas
Travis Prestwich works exclusively representing injured parties and their families in the wrongful death and personal injury cases. He focuses on all types wrongful death and personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, premises liability and product liability cases. He recognizes that these cases require experience and personal attention to bring about the best and most just outcome for his clients. Mr. Prestwich engages in alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation, settlement conferences and arbitration where possible to reduce the stress and expense for his clients.
Mr. Prestwich recently worked with a national law firm in prosecuting a mesothelioma case in Portland, Oregon, in which they obtained a $5M verdict on behalf of their clients. In two recent wrongful death claims, one resolved in mediation and the other litigated through arbitration, Travis obtained very favorable results for his clients. However, when these methods are not possible, he is a very effective trial attorney in both jury and bench trials. He recently obtained a jury verdict in a disputed liability premises case in which he obtained a judgment nearly nine times the offer made. He understands the worry and stress that a death or injury can place on a person and his or her family.
He recently completed a four-year term on the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors and was the chair for the Bar's Public Affairs Committee. This position allowed him to lead the Bar's legislative efforts, both by working with Bar staff and fellow Board members, as well as, testifying before the Oregon legislature. A highlight of that service was his leadership in obtaining changes in Oregon law regarding cy pres, i.e. giving unclaimed monies in class action lawsuits to legal aid rather than refunding those monies to the corporate wrongdoer.
Although he grew-up in Utah and Arizona, Mr. Prestwich considers himself an Oregonian, having spent 20 years here. His wife is from Salem and three of his four children were born in Salem as well. He enjoys spending time with his family and the various activities in which his children are involved. He also believes in serving in his community, whether it be on a board or committee or, more importantly, as a coach and mentor for children. He has served as a basketball and/or baseball and softball coach for 15 consecutive years.