Police Have Turned Over Their Investigation to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office for Review
Security guard who shot Freddy Nelson Jr. outside Portland Lowe’s wasn’t authorized to carry a gun
Freddy T. Nelson Jr. and his wife had gone to the Lowe’s Home Center off North Hayden Meadows Drive to buy some materials for a remodeling project. Nelson, 49, parked his truck in the lot near the garden center and gathered some of his belongings, while his wife, Kari Nelson, walked to the garden center to look at flowers, according to the family’s lawyer. Nelson never made it into the store that day, May 29.
Freddy Nelson’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
14-page complaint that was filed Tuesday
PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) — The family of a man shot and killed in a Lowe’s parking lot nearly five months ago has filed a $25-million wrongful death lawsuit. The family says the security guard that shot Freddy Nelson Jr. wasn’t certified to carry a gun. The family’s attorney, Tom D’Amore said this tragedy could have been prevented, and he’s hoping this lawsuit will instigate change within the security guard industry.
Freddy Nelson’s Family
Family of man killed by Portland security guard files $25 million lawsuit
The family of Freddy Nelson Jr., the man fatally shot by an armed security guard this summer, is suing both the private security company who employed the guard and the real estate company that hired the security firm. The family is seeking $25 million.
Tom D’Amore Represents Freddy Nelson Family
Grand Jury Soon in Lowe’s Parking Lot Death; $25M suit filed
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A grand jury will soon decide whether criminal charges should be filed nearly five months after a man was shot and killed by a security guard in a Lowe’s parking lot. Freddy Nelson was shot and killed on May 29 in Portland’s East Columbia neighborhood by an armed security guard hired to patrol businesses in the Delta Park area. Nelson’s family is now filing a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit, saying the guard wasn’t certified with the State of Oregon and should not have been carrying a gun.
Tom D’Amore Presented on Overcoming Defense Tactics at 2021 Annual Symposium of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
Managing Partner Tom D’Amore was a guest speaker at the 2021 Annual Symposium of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA) in Austin last month. One of the first attorneys certified as a trucking litigation specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), Tom serves on the Board of the ATAA and focused his presentation at the symposium on overcoming defense tactics.
In Portland Tribune Article, Tom D’Amore Addresses Death of Freddy Nelson, Jr.
Managing Partner Tom D’Amore is quoted in Sally Segar’s Portland Tribune article “Wrongful death alleged in Portland security guard shooting” regarding the death of Freddy Nelson Jr. who was shot and killed in his car by an armed security guard in May of this year. Tom addresses the family’s pursuit of a wrongful death claim against the shooter, Logan Gimbel; the security company, Cornerstone Security Group; and TMT Development, who hired Cornerstone, and states that the case fits into the national conversation about gun control and trends of excessive force.
West Linn Doctor Accused of Abuse Sues to Keep Records Shut
A battle over the disclosure of records is taking place in the high-profile lawsuit against West Linn doctor David Farley. In this case, the battle is between Farley — he’s currently under investigation and facing a lawsuit for decades of alleged sexual abuse — the lawyer representing dozens of his former patients, the Oregon Attorney General’s Office and the Oregon Medical Board.
The doctor, David Farley, filed suit in Multnomah County Circuit Court last month to prevent the disclosure of OMB’s investigative records. Meanwhile, local lawyer Tom D’Amore (who is representing the victims with California-based attorney John Manly) is pushing back on decisions by OMB and the AG’s office to limit the records disclosed as part of the case.
Get him removed from society: Former West Linn doctor accused of sexually abusing women and children
PORTLAND, Oregon — A lawsuit filed against a former West Linn doctor is growing. That civil suit is now up to 29 alleged victims, all of who say that Dr. David Farley sexually abused them. They’re seeking a total of $290 million dollars in damages.
(Warning: This article contains information about sexual assault that may be triggering to some readers.)
Lawyer: 60 patients accuse West Linn doctor of sex abuse
Dozens of former patients of David Farley have come forward with similar stories of sexual abuse.
In the month since four patients of former West Linn doctor David Farley filed a lawsuit alleging the doctor repeatedly sexually abused them, 60 more patients of Farley’s have come forward with similar stories, according to local attorney Tom D’amore.
West Linn detective assigned to investigate sex abuse allegations against longtime family physician
- West Linn detective assigned to investigate sex abuse allegations against longtime family physician: The Oregonian, October 2020
- Before lawsuit, Oregon Medical Board revoked West Linn doctor’s license: Pamplin Media Group, October 2020
- West Linn doctor sued for repeated sexual assault of patients: Pamplin Media Group, October 2020
Tom D’Amore of D’Amore Law Group and Steve Brady of the Brady Law Group Honored as 2020 Trial Lawyers of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
- General Counsel News, September 2020
Tom D’Amore Gives Opinions Regarding Safety in the Trucking Industry
- Frieght Waves, June 2020
Tom D’Amore Recognized as a Runner-Up for Lawyer Of The Week by American Lawyers Litigation Daily
- Law.com, May 2020
Record jury award stands in wake of fatal Eastern Oregon road rage crash
Tom D’Amore Recognized as a Finalist for the 2020 SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
Tom D’Amore Achieves Recertification with the National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Attorney Tom D’Amore Achieves Recertification with the National Board of Trial Advocacy Attorney at Law Magazine, April 2020
- Attorney Tom D’Amore Achieves Recertification with the National Board of Trial Advocacy General Counsel News, March 2020
Tom D’Amore Secures $1.2 million Verdict to man hit by a drunk driver
- Local Drunk Driving Victim Awarded $1.2 million Canby Herald, March 2020
- Local Drunk-Driving Victim Awarded $1.2 million Portland Tribune, March 2020
- Addressing a perceived conflict of interest in out-of-home care licensing (APHSA article)
- Protecting children by drafting teacher-student boundary policies (APHSA article)
Truckers Hit With $27M Verdict Over Fatal Road Rage Accident
- “Allison v. Smoot Enters Inc.” verdict and settlement: AAJ magazine, November 2019
- Are Defendants Tipping the Scales on ‘Reptile Theory?: Law, November 2019
- What is Reptile Theory? Check out the original source by David Ball & Don Keenan.
- Losers In Road Rage Case Want New Trial: East Oregonian, August 2019
- Truckers Hit With $27M Verdict Over Fatal Road Rage Crash: Law360, May 2019
- Truckers To Pay $27M After Road Rage Battle Cost A Motorist Her Life: Transportation Nation, May 2019
A $50 million lawsuit was filed today on behalf of 11 Oregon Counties against MERS, the Mortgage Electronic Filing System
- To read a copy of the press release, click here.
- 11 Oregon counties file $50 million lawsuit against MERS: KTVL News, 2016
- 11 Oregon counties sue private mortgage registry MERS: OregonLive, 2016
Tom D’Amore Secures Nearly $1 million Verdict to Injured Welder
A Clark County, Washington jury awarded an experienced welder, seriously injured after a fall from unsecured scaffolding, nearly a million dollars in an oil rig construction accident that his attorney Tom D’Amore called “flat-out preventable”.
- Scaffolding companies pay nearly $1 million for accident: KGW news, July 17, 2015
- Injured welder awarded $947,000: The Columbian, July 17, 2015
- Clark County jury awards Louisiana welder $950, 000 after scaffold collapse: The Oregonian, July 17, 2015
Jury Awards $950,000 Trial Verdict in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
A Wasco County jury awarded $800,000 in compensatory damages and $150,000 in punitive damages to one of the women abused by Anesthesiologist Frederick Field at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon. Attorney Tom D’Amore represented the plaintiff against MCMC.
- D’Amore Law Group Earns Sex Abuse Victim $950,000 in Oregon Hospital Trial: April 20, 2015
- Woman molested while anesthetized wins nearly $1 million in suit against hospital in The Dalles: Associated Press, April 19, 2015
- 950K Verdict in MCMC Trial: The Dalles Chronicle, April 18, 2015
MERS Lawsuit News
- County seeking $38 million from MERS, big banks: Portland Business Journal
- Multnomah County authorizes lawsuit against national mortgage giant to recover recording fees: OregonLive
- Multnomah Co. to sue mortgage-services provider MERS: Portland Business Journal
- Multnomah County to sue MERS over mortgage recording fee evasion: BlueOregon
KXL Radio News Interview with Tom D’Amore
News Anchor, Rebecca Marshall: “A man who was buying a ticket at Portland International Raceway was crushed against a ticket booth and will now spend the rest of his life in a care facility. The City of Portland has reached a million-dollar settlement with the man. His Attorney, Tom D’Amore, joins us.” KXL Radio, July 17, 2012
- Gunmaker Could Face Searching Discovery in Sandy Hook Case: BloombergLaw, November 2019
Other Case News
- Wilsonville man to receive $1 million settlement: OregonLive, January 17, 2013
- $1 million settlement reached in Terrace Heights water tower accident: KIMA TV, January 17, 2013
- County Settles Workplace Injury Lawsuit for Over $1-Million: KNDU TV, January 17, 2013
- Yakima County Agrees to $1.15 Million Dollar Legal Settlement for Worker Injured in Water Tower Roof Collapse
- $1.3 million settlement reached in freak accident at entrance to Portland International Raceway: The Oregonian, July 13, 2012
- Medford man gets $1.4 million in settlement one year after being crushed by truck trailer: OregonLive.com, December 21, 2011
- Judge Sentences Driver to 90 Days in Hit-and-Run Death: OPB Radio, June 11, 2013
- Over Two Years in the Making, Biedscheid Sentenced: BikeAroundBend.com, June 11, 2013
Community Involvement News
- D’Amore Law Group is donating over $1000 worth of new winter clothing to the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center as part of a nationwide community outreach event — known as the Injury Board Day of Action.
- Damore Law Group leads toy drive for foster children.
- December Is National Drunk And Drugged Driving Prevention Month: Oregon attorney Tom D’Amore talks to Aaron Crowe about insurance coverage, civil lawsuits, and the financial implications of drugged and drunk driving.
- Attorney Tom D’Amore Honored with Distinguished Service Award: Tom D’Amore was one of nine trial attorneys nationwide to receive this year’s award for attorneys who go above and beyond their commitment to the principles of the civil justice system and AAJ’s mission.
- D’Amore Law Lends Hand at Safe Kids Day at the Oregon Zoo
- New Documentary Short Reveals Tragic Effects of Distracted Driving: Tragedies Motivate Trial Lawyers’ Campaign to End Distracted Driving
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