James Coon

James Coon

Personal Injury & Appellate Law

Founding partner James Coon has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases and appellate law. Read more.

Ray Thomas

Ray Thomas

Personal Injury, Bicycle & Pedestrian Law

Founding partner Ray Thomas applies his personal injury litigation expertise to the area of bicycle and pedestrian law in the state of Oregon. Read more.

Cynthia Newton

Cynthia Newton

Personal Injury & Catastrophic Injury

Trial lawyer Cynthia Newton has over 20 years of experience handling catastrophic personal injury cases in California and Oregon. Read more.

Chris Frost

Chris Frost

Workers’ Compensation

STCN lawyer Chris Frost leads the firm’s workers’ compensation practice area for people with on-the-job injuries.
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Melissa Haggerty

Melissa Haggerty

Social Security

Melissa Haggerty is a social security lawyer at STCN.
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Sydney Montanaro

Sydney Montanaro

Workers’ Compensation

Sydney Montanaro has joined Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton as an associate. Her practice will focus on representing injured workers in workers’ compensation claims.
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Scott Sell

Portland Attorney Scott Sell

Social Security

Scott Sell is a social security lawyer at STCN.
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We’re Changing Our Name!

With the addition of Chris Frost as an active partner, Swanson, Thomas, Coon, & Newton will become Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost. Chris Frost represents injured workers in all aspects of Oregon Workers’ Compensation claims and is integral to the work we do.

We continue to represent injured and disabled people in litigation in Portland, OR. We use our legal work and community activism to improve the lives of working and injured people by advocating for safe communities and work practices, fair benefits and full compensation.

Straight Answers At No Cost

(503) 228-5222

James Coon

James Coon

Personal Injury & Appellate Law

Founding partner James Coon has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases and appellate law. Read more.

Ray Thomas

Ray Thomas

Personal Injury, Bicycle & Pedestrian Law

Founding partner Ray Thomas applies his personal injury litigation expertise to the area of bicycle and pedestrian law in the state of Oregon. Read more.

Cynthia Newton

Cynthia Newton

Personal Injury & Catastrophic Injury

Trial lawyer Cynthia Newton has over 20 years of experience handling catastrophic personal injury cases in California and Oregon. Read more.

Chris Frost

Chris Frost

Workers’ Compensation

STCN lawyer Chris Frost leads the firm’s workers’ compensation practice area for people with on-the-job injuries.
Read more.

Melissa Haggerty

Melissa Haggerty

Social Security

Melissa Haggerty is a social security lawyer at STCN.
Read more.

Sydney Montanaro

Sydney Montanaro

Workers’ Compensation

Sydney Montanaro has joined Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton as an associate. Her practice will focus on representing injured workers in workers’ compensation claims.
Read more.

Scott Sell

Portland Attorney Scott Sell

Social Security

Scott Sell is a social security lawyer at STCN.
Read more.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Law Books

Pedal Power: Legal Guide for Oregon Bicyclists

Pedal Power: Legal Guide for Oregon Bicyclists

A collection of information about bicycle law in Oregon.

Oregon Pedestrian Rights: A Legal Guide for Persons on Foot

Oregon Pedestrian Rights: A Guide for Persons on Foot

Resources and information about pedestrian law in Oregon

Let STCN Help You

Workers Comp

Worker’s Compensation

  • Learn About Your Rights
  • Answers to Your Medical Questions

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

  • What to Do if You are Hurt
  • Personal Injury Resources

Social Security

Social Security

  • Are You Disabled?
  • Medical Impairments
  • Winning your case

Bicycle and Pedestrian Law

Bicycle and Pedestrian Law

  • Bicycle Legal Guide
  • Know Your Rights
  • Legal Guide for People on Foot

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injuries

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

On-The-Job Injuries

On-The-Job Injuries

  • What to Do if You are Hurt

In the News

The Unfair Practices of Insurance Companies in Personal Injury Cases

When you are hurt in a wreck and have bills to pay and doctor visits you expect that the insurance company for the driver who hurt you should pay your damages. But in many instances the insurance company announces they are denying liability or blaming you for part or all of your injuries.

Oregon Senate Bill 411 Expands Personal Injury Protection and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Senate Bill 411, passed by Oregon’s 2015 legislature, will help Oregonians injured in vehicular collisions by expanding benefits under two sections of their own automobile policies: Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) and Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) coverage. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2016, and applies to policies issued or renewed on or after that date.

Philip Morris Wrongful Death Case Denied Review by Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court denied review May 16, 2016 in Schwarz v. Philip Morris, thereby upholding a Portland jury verdict of $25 million in punitive damages for “light cigarette fraud” in the cancer death of Salem resident Michelle Schwarz. Swanson, Thomas, Coon and Newton partner James Coon represented Mrs. Schwarz’s family in the Supreme Court and in the Oregon appellate courts.

Dangerous Passing: Reflections on a Close Call and Bicycle Safety

Richard and I have ridden up to this corner together countless times on the Lawyer Noontime Ride. It was a fresh mid February day and I had just finished telling him the story of how my son Chris was hit by a car the night before, his first crash in a few years.

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