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We are a Portland, Oregon law firm that represents injured and disabled people in litigation. 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.

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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Cheryl Coon

Cheryl Coon

Social Security

Attorney Cheryl Coon applies her expertise to the area of social security disability law in the state of Oregon.
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Charley Gee

Charley Gee

Personal Injury

Charley Gee is a member of the personal injury litigation team at STCN, where he assists in the development and prosecution of cases.
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Melissa Haggerty

Melissa Haggerty

Social Security

Melissa Haggerty is a social security lawyer at STCN.
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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 Oegon.

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

Cynthia Newton Spreads the Word on Rules of the Road
STCN’s Cynthia Newton recently spoke to three local Portland groups on the rules of the road governing cyclists, motorists and pedestrians, continuing her efforts to spread the word on the rights and responsibilities of cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
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Jim Coon’s Article Featured in OTLA’s Trial Lawyer - Summer 2014
Jim Coon's article titled "Calming the Waters Appellate Collegiality" was recently featured in the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) publication, Trial Lawyer - Summer 2014.
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Melissa Haggerty's Koin 6 Interview
Melissa Haggerty was recently interviewed for a Koin 6 article about Oregon's low ranking in handling Social Security claims. Read more.

Chris Frost Receives the 2014 Doug Swanson Workers’ Compensation Award
STCN's Chris Frost was recently featured in the OTLA's publication, "Sidebar" for receiving the 2014 Doug Swanson Workers' Compensation Award. Read more.

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