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Brad  Holbrook

Brad Holbrook

  • Personal Injury, Family Law, Probate
  • California, Oregon
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Brad C. Holbrook is an attorney who cares about helping clients get from point A to point B in thier lives and navigate all the legal hurdles that might be in the way. He is licensed in both Oregon and California.

"I specialize in personal injury law becasue I know that when a person is injured in an accident, especially seriously injured, s/he needs a very strong advocate to help them with all the legal aspects--and there are many-- while they focus on getting better and/or dealing with events in their life that need immediate and undivided attention. The insurance company will make an injured person think that they don't need an attorney. I believe, while there are well-intended, honorable insurance claims adjusters, you always need to have an experiecned attorney in your corner--as your advocate--in all personal injury claims you are involved in where someone else is at-fault."

The Holbrook Law Firm can help people experiencing a family law matter, such as divorce and/or child custody, and/or the loss of a loved one that requires an estate to be probated. The Holbrook Law Firm helps all that they can, and if we can't help in a particular area of law, we will attempt to find someone who can do a great job for you.

The legal system can be very intimidating--and down-right scary, The Holbrook Law Firm wants to make the process as easy as possible.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
  • Free Consultation
    Free intial consulation for all personal injury matters.
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal Injury cases are all handled on a contingency basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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Oregon State Bar
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Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. Is it illegal in Oregon to tell someone to kill themself? what if the person told makes an attempt?
A: You asked if there are legal consequences for the 8th grader for telling someone to kill themselves. I don't think there is a "Yes" or "No" answer. I would suggest that most likely, "No", because an 8th grader is not likely to fully appreciate the severity of what s/he is doing--and fully comprehend the pain they are causing to another; however, if an adult is aware this is going on and fails to act, there is a strong possibility of legal consequences for that adult (i.e., teacher, parent, guardian, etc). Does it matter if they are targeted because they are part of the LGBT+community? Or, perhaps in the alternative, more vulernable to suggestions such as to kill themselves? It makes it more probable the person would follow through if they are already emotionally compromised--and if the 8th grader knew that--and targeted that--it would make it more likely the 8th grader would face legal consequences. The matter is very sad and frustrating, and I hope that both students are able to get help and support to work through the emotions that are causing them to take the actions you described.
Q. is sending a defamatory message a legal offence in Oregon?
A: The question asks essentially, "Whether sending a text message that accuses someone (falsely) of a state and/or federal crime is lawful?" Clearly, if you speak a false statement about someone to a third person(s) in manner that is called "publishing", it is actionable as defamtation of character. If it is a crime, then it is up to the state prosecutor to press criminal charges. You may need to contact the police to make a report which will be forwarded to the District Attorney in your county. In order to be criminal, the action would likely need to be extreme and against a private citizen, not a public figure. However, a text message would be considered libelous is it is sent to a third party that defames another person. A person who is being defamed should immediately request a retraction in the same and/or similiar form as the defamatory statement(s). The best idea is to refrain from making accusations and/or attempting to defame people; however, if you have been defamed, you should seek the advice of counsel if you wish to pursure a remedy for your damages.
Q. If I hurt someone on accident, can they make me pay their medical bills?
A: I am sorry for the circumstances of the shooting. Guns and drnking are not a healthy combination and lead to a lot of accidental shootings. In short, it would be my opinon that you are liable to pay for any medical treament that is reasonable, customary, and necessary, and for any and all noneconomical losses--such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, life limitations, etc. You might be liable under an intentional tort theory of battery and/or negligence. You may not have intended to shoot her, however, your intention to shoot might not make this an "accident". None the less, I would think you'd be required to pay for the medical treatment related to your conduct. As well, others might share liability, too. It is quite possible that the gun owner and/or fraternity are liable if the knew or have reasonable to believe you should not be trusted with a soft air gun. The victim would likely want to seek compensation from any insurance carrier take responsibility.
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