City of Portland

Kafoury & McDougal Win Historic Verdict: $20 Million in Punitive Damages against “Reprehensible” Real Estate Empire

Jason Kafoury, Robbie Trebelhorn, Greg Kafoury, and Mark McDougal after their historic verdict On May 18, 2018, a Multnomah County jury returned a historic verdict of $295,000 in compensation and $20 million in punitive damages against the owners and managers of Wimbledon Square Apartments in Portland. Robert Trebelhorn suffered a severe knee injury when a second-floor walkway at his apartment … Continue reading

Kafoury & McDougal have the 2 highest jury awards and the largest settlement ever against the City of Portland for police misconduct

According to the City of Portland’s Risk Management Division and the reporting of the Oregonian’s Aimee Green, Kafoury & McDougal have won the two highest jury verdicts against the Portland Police ever awarded in the history of the City of Portland for Portland Police matters. K&M has also reached the largest settlement ever against the city. Below are articles,videos and … Continue reading

Multnomah County jury finds Portland Police used excessive force during arrest, awards $562,000

A Multnomah County jury awarded $562,000 to Jason Cox, a local iron worker who was beaten, including 6-8 blows to his head while being tasered 4 times, by the Portland Police during an arrest. The award is every penny the plaintiff asked for in the claim against the city. On the night of the incident, Mr. Cox drove his 1969 … Continue reading

Cayla Wilson’s “Landmark Recovery”: $9.3 million

On February 5, 2014, after three weeks of trial, Kafoury & McDougal settled the case of Cayla Wilson v. Clackamas County and the City of Portland for $9.3 million.  It was the largest injury settlement ever against any governmental entity in the State of Oregon. The settlement funds will be put into trust, and administered by a court-appointed conservator. Cayla … Continue reading

A tough loss

On September 21, 2011, Morgan Harty was pulled over for not wearing her seatbelt. Officer Thorsen asked my client to take a field sobriety test, and she refused, as she had a legal right to do. She offered instead to take a breathalyzer. Officer Thorsen called for cover and Officer Villanti arrived at the scene. Thorsen told Villanti that Ms. … Continue reading

Greg and Jason Kafoury Testify on Oregon Senate Bill 747

Under ORS 234.706, local cities and counties have the option of entering into binding arbitration to resolve employment disputes. In Portland, our city council has a binding arbitration agreement with the Portland Police Union. Our firm drafted a proposed amendment to ORS 234.706 that would prevent the City of Portland from agreeing to such arbitration in future contracts for instances … Continue reading

Multnomah County Jury awarded Gallagher Smith $306,000 against the City of Portland

A Multnomah County Jury awarded Gallagher Smith $306,000 against the City of Portland for false arrest, battery, and malicious prosecution. Smith suffered physical and emotional injuries when he was grabbed, beaten, tased, maced, and hog-tied by Portland Police officers after questioning their authority to order him off a public sidewalk. Officers Sean McFarland and Patrick Johnson were acting at the … Continue reading

Protect People’s Right to Videotape the Police

Our firm represents many citizens abused at the hands of police.  These cases are difficult to win, because normally it is a victim’s word against a police officer’s.  In one of our recent cases, Hammick v. City of Portland, we were awarded $175,000 against the City of Portland (the largest jury verdict ever against the City of Portland for police … Continue reading

Greg Kafoury on James Chasse $1.6 million settlement with the City of Portland:

The City has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in trying to defend the indefensible.  They have hired experts to proclaim such ideas that Chasse died of something called “excited delirium” rather than the 27 rib fractures and accompanying punctures of his lungs.  The lawyers for the Chasse family deserve great credit for finally bringing the City to heel, and … Continue reading