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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)
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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.

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West Linn detective assigned to investigate sex abuse allegations against longtime family physician

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

Tom D’Amore Gives Opinions Regarding Safety in the Trucking Industry

Tom D’Amore Recognized as a Runner-Up for Lawyer Of The Week by American Lawyers Litigation Daily

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

Tom D’Amore Secures $1.2 million Verdict to man hit by a drunk driver

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Truckers Hit With $27M Verdict Over Fatal Road Rage Accident

A $50 million lawsuit was filed today on behalf of 11 Oregon Counties against MERS, the Mortgage Electronic Filing System

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”.

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.

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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

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  • 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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