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Distracted Driving Is No Joke: Robin Lopez and the Portland Police Bureau Should Know Better

Attached is my letter to Robin Lopez, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Portland Police Bureau. It saddens me to have to write this as I’m a fan. I’ve seen too many people hurt by distracted drivers. Let me know what you think? 20141208LTRRobinsonToLopezTrailblazersPPB

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Devin Robinson on KATU to Discuss Public Safety Matter

Our attorney, Devin Robinson, was a guest of Anna Canzano of KATU News in Portland on January 24, 2014. The topic was a local contractor that Portland’s TriMet hires to drive “Lift” buses, a shared-ride public transportation service for people who are unable to use regular buses or trains due to a disability or disabling health condition. The contractor is First Transit, LLC. In 2012, Law Offices of Devin Robinson, P.C. brought a lawsuit against First Transit, LLC. The Complaint alleged that the Plaintiff was injured as a passenger on a Lift bus operated by First Transit when the driver...

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New Year Means New 2014 Laws

Happy New Year! Law Offices of Devin Robinson wishes you and your family and friends a happy, healthy New Year. Below, I note a handful of new 2014 laws for Oregon, Washington, and California, that regard your health and safety. These aren’t all the new 2014 laws, just ones of interest to me. OREGON’S NEW 2014 LAWS TOBACCO Adults will no longer be allowed to smoke in an automobile while kids are occupying it. The ticket for the first offense is $250.00 and for a second offense is $500.00. Likewise, cigarette taxes will climb 13 cents to $1.31 a pack. We here at the firm are big...

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My work New Year’s resolution!

As a busy lawyer, I sometimes don’t get to sit down with my clients as much as I’d like. My staff, Alena and Jose, do a fantastic job of keeping in touch, answering non-legal questions, and getting needed information to and from clients. Lest I be thought a lazy attorney, I review all of the files in the office on a regular basis, so I know what is going on, and contact clients on all legal questions/issues. However, I miss spending good chunks of time with the nice folks I am privileged to represent. Most of my clients are ordinary folks looking for some guidance through a...

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Warren Zevon: Mesothelioma from Bystander Exposure to Asbestos?

Today marks what would have been Warren Zevon’s 66th birthday. Zevon, a singer-songwriter famous for his songs Werewolves of London and Lawyers, Guns & Money, died of mesothelioma. Interestingly enough, though the only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure, Zevon could not pinpoint anywhere he was exposed to the deadly carcinogen. Despite being a heavy smoker, tobacco smoke exposure has never been linked to mesothelioma. My parents were big fans, so I was raised on much of his music. I still regularly load an album or two of his on my iPhone, especially on road trips. Mr....

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Acupuncture and Injuries

Many of our clients have tried just about everything to alleviate they pain they are in from injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. A new study from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom shows that acupuncture is a legitimate treatment for chronic pain associated with chronic back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, and chronic headache. The researchers followed 17,922 participants in 29 randomized trials that took place over a number of years.The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, shows acupuncture’s pain relief benefit was...

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