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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's Presentation at the Oregon Mediation Association's 2014 Annual Meeting
STCN partner Cynthia Newton presented "A Litigator's Perspective: 10 Helpful Things Effective Mediators Do" at the Oregon Mediation Association's 2014 Annual Meeting on November 7.
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Melissa Haggerty's Presentation at OHSU
STCN disability lawyer, Melissa Haggerty, recently gave a presentation on the basics of the Social Security Disability system to Family Medicine residents at OHSU.
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Cynthia Newton Invited Speaker at OTLA Convention
STCN partner Cynthia Newton was an invited speaker at the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Convention held August 14-17.
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Swanson Award Winner Frost's Remarks Galvanize OTLA Lunch Audience
Chris Frost, winner of the Doug Swanson Workers’ Compensation attorney award, received a standing ovation from attendees at the OTLA annual convention awards luncheon.
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