Portland, Oregon 97204
George Pitcher is a partner in the firm's Portland office. He concentrates his legal practice in civil litigation with an emphasis in defense of professional liability and product liability cases.
Mr. Pitcher has tried cases in Oregon and Washington state courts and argued cases before the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals. Cases tried to verdict include products liability, professional liability, employment discrimination, breach of warranty, lemon law, and breach of contract cases.
Mr. Pitcher has been involved in some of the most significant and longest trials in the Northwest over the last 15 years. Examples include the Masood insurance fraud case in 2011 that resulted in a $10 million judgment against the plaintiff following a nine week trial in Clackamas County; the Emrick asbestos case that resulted in a defense verdict following a 14 week trial in Multnomah County; the Barabin case where the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2014 vacated a multi-million dollar judgment based on the trial court’s failure to hold a Daubert hearing; the Bolt v. Influence case where the Oregon Supreme Court announced the legal standard for presenting sufficient evidence to plead a claim for punitive damages; and the Smith v. Providence Health & Services case where the Oregon Court of Appeals announced that Oregon does not recognize “loss of chance” claims in personal injury cases.
Mr. Pitcher has defended numerous cases involving claims of significant personal injury such as paraplegia, amputations, wrongful death, cancer, brain injury, sexual asault and severe burns.
|Areas of Practice||1) Healthcare, 2) Medical Malpractice, 3) Products Liability, 4) Architects & Engineers and 5) Miscellaneous Professional Liability|
|Law School||Willamette University College of Law (J.D.,1996)|
|Education||Harding University (B.A.,1992)|
|Bar Member / Association||Oregon State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP|
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