Gregory L Abbott

Gregory L Abbott

  • Consumer Law, Landlord Tenant, Collections ...
  • Oregon, Washington
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Protecting Consumers and Small Businesses in Oregon for Over 23 Years. Landlord-Tenant Matters, Debt Collection Issues, Wills/Probates/Estate Administration, Auto Accidents, Car Deals Gone Bad are All Mainstays of My Practice. Other Attorneys in Oregon Hire Me to Help - Shouldn't You Too?

Practice Areas
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Collections
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Animal & Dog Law
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingent fees in select cases after a thorough review
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Depending upon the case and the situation, I offer flat fees in some matters; contingent fees in some; and hourly rates in others.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Washington
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9th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1993)
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Honors: AmJur Award in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Winner of Mock Trial Competition
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Knox College
B.A. (1975) | Anthropology
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Activities: On Student Government
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Consumer Law Northwest
Legal Answers
1025 Questions Answered
Q. Who is responsible 4 damage caused by third party installation company (water damage/asbestos disruption in a rental)?
A: I agree with my colleague and also that many variables could change the advice and/or outcome. That said, it appears reasonable to think you likely have claims against both the BBS and the installer if BBS is one that retained the installer to do the job (let them sort our which owes what) but also likely with your insurance company. Even if the installer is responsible, most insurance policies would trigger the insurance company stepping in on your behalf, funding the repairs, and then they go after either BBS or the installer or both for reimbursement. Still, in Oregon, usually the landlord has the obligation to timely repair regardless of whether the tenant was "at fault" or otherwise. The landlord normally arranges and pays for the repairs initially, and then goes after the tenant for reimbursement if they believe the tenant liable for the damages. Or here, they could after BBS/installer for reimbursement.
Q. What can I do if I hit a settlement but I didn’t want a settlement I asked my attorney I want trial
A: If you didn't agree or want the settlement, you should have declined it, even firing your attorney if you believe it warranted. But now that you accepted it, you live with it. Own your actions - and regardless, the court is likely to require you to do exactly that.
Q. If you wire transfer money to someone and then realize it was fraud, how can you file a complaint to the court
A: You can file a complaint with your local police, with Oregon's Attorney General Consumer Fraud Division (can file online), and with the FBI who has a task force specifically aimed at this sort of fraud. All that said, the odds are extremely remote that any of them will actually do anything beyond filing the report and in all likelihood, you will never see a penny of that money again.
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Contact & Map
Consumer Law Northwest
6635 N. Baltimore Ave
Suite 254
Portland, OR 97203
Telephone: (503) 283-4568