Brian N. Lathen

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E: blathen@slamlaw.com
P: 503-581-2421

PRACTICE AREAS

Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Born In Salem, Oregon

Admitted to the Oregon State Bar
Admitted to U.S. District Court

EDUCATION:

Sprague High School, Salem, Oregon
University of Oregon (B.A. international Studies)
Willamette University ( J.D.)
Two Year Church Mission in Rosario, Argentina
Languages: English and Spanish

MEMBERSHIPS

Marion County Bar Association
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Medical Legal Committee
Oregon State Bar
Barton Boot Camp

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS:

Boy Scouts of America
Family Building Blocks
Youth Activities Coach
Church Youth Group Advisor

Brian Lathen specializes on cases involving automobile collisions, wrongful death and sexual abuse. He makes it a personal goal to keep his clients informed and return client phone calls promptly. Brian Lathen has successfully resolved cases ranging from soft tissue injuries to permanent disability and death. In 2011, Brian received a verdict in excess of a million dollars from a Marion County Jury.

After one year at Linfield, Brian left the country to serve a two-year church mission in Argentina. While in Argentina, Brian learned to speak fluent Spanish. During his mission, Brian decided he wanted to become an attorney. One day, while walking down a long dirt road, Brian looked and saw several impoverished people living In Argentina . He thought about how the people had no “‘voice” and no advocate. After returning from Argentina, Brian started his new “mission” to become an attorney and a “voice” for people who cannot advocate for themselves. Brian graduated from the University of Oregon majoring in international studies with an emphasis In Latin American history. Brian then attended Willamette University College of Law. While attending law school, Brian clerked with the firm. Brian worked closely with his father helping injured persons.

Today, Brian Lathen continues to help injured people recover from losses and harms as the result of wrongdoing. The cases have ranged from soft-tissue injuries to extreme injury and death. In addition to motor vehicle collisions, Brian handles cases involving: wrongful death; sexual abuse; civil rights violations; product liability; medical malpractice; slip/trip and fall; dog bite; assault/battery; food poisoning; and other injuries as a result of negligence.

When out of town, or in court, Brian’s staff does a tremendous job helping clients in a professional manner.

With regard to injury cases, Brian does not charge a fee unless the case is won.

Brian is married to his wonderful wife and has four beautiful children. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, golf and spending time with his family.