Dirk Vanderhart

$10.4 Million Verdict for Injuries in 2016 NW 23rd Gas Explosion Case

On October 13, 2022, a Multnomah County jury awarded several million dollars to two people who suffered physical and emotional injuries in a 2016 gas explosion in Portland, and assessed punitive damages of $4.6 million against Loy Clark Pipeline Co. Both plaintiffs were represented by Greg Kafoury and Mark McDougal of Portland.   Firefighters responded after a natural gas explosion … Continue reading

Cyclist says cop threw him from bike.

On April 27th, 32-year-old Portland cyclist, Stephen Stiffler suffered a broken clavicle among other injuries after a run in with Portland Police officer, Charles Harris. The tentative claim is for $65,000, but that may change depending on how Stiffler heals. Stiffler is being represented by Jason Kafoury, who recently won $306,000 for a client, in another case of Police misconduct. … Continue reading