Greg Kafoury

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

Jury Awards $1.62 Million Against Safeway Store for Slip and Fall

Verdict Includes $1 Million in Punitive Damages Late Friday afternoon, a Portland jury issued a punishing verdict against a Safeway store in the case of an 85-year- old customer who suffered a fractured femur when he slipped on spilled liquid detergent that an assistant manager described as being “throughout the store.” Christopher Armstrong-Stevenson was a regular shopper at the St. … Continue reading

Inside Edition Covers the AMR/Lannie Haszard lawsuit

Nationally syndicated Inside Edition investigative reporter Lisa Guerrero covered the story of three Kafoury & McDougal clients who stood up to American Medical Response, the nation’s largest ambulance company, and the EMT who sexually abused them. Our firm is representing Michelle Shaftel and Ashley Kendrick and did represent Royshekka Herring, in their lawsuits against American Medical Response for the abuse … Continue reading

Former University of Oregon public safety officer awarded $755K

Today, a federal jury in Portland awarded $755,000 to James Cleavenger, a former public safety officer at the University of Oregon who claimed retaliation and loss of his law enforcement career at the hands of the University of Oregon Chief of Police and two commanders. The jury found that defendants Chief Carolyn McDermed, Lt. Brandon Lebrecht, and former Sgt. Scott … Continue reading

Jury awards $800,000 to child who lost ability to walk as a result of a school district’s violation of IEP

Foster Smith was 10 years old and suffering from muscular dystrophy when his family negotiated an individualized education program (IEP) with the Reynolds School District, which required that a teacher or an aide provide “close standby supervision” whenever Foster was walking. All involved understood that because of his illness, he was at high risk of fracturing a leg if he … Continue reading

Kafoury & McDougal wins dog bite case in Yamhill County

Greg Kafoury and Craig Hopkins, with the able assistance of legal assistant David Hess, won a case against Jane and Doug Davis, the owners of a farm in Yamhill County, on behalf of a woman who was bitten in the face by the owners’ dog. Christine Shertzer, 43, incurred $16,000 in medical expenses, including plastic surgery, and will in the … Continue reading

Latino Construction Worker Fatality Rates Rise While Others Decline

The number of Latino construction workers, as a percentage of the construction work force, has been on the rise over the last 4 years. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 2010 the number of construction workers that identified themselves as Latino or Hispanic was 24% of the independent construction workforce. By 2014, that number was roughly 27%. … Continue reading

Lawsuit Filed after Oregon Clinic refused to cooperate with Sheriff’s investigation

On March 10, 2015, our firm, Kafoury & McDougal, filed a sex abuse lawsuit against The Oregon Clinic on Barnes Road in Southwest Portland. In May, of last year, The Oregon Clinic, one of Oregon’s largest medical providers, was notified by police detectives that there was evidence than an unconscious patient may have been sexually abused while sedated for a colonoscopy. … Continue reading

Shopping while Black: Institutionalized racism in Portland

In August 2014, Barneys New York and Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan agreed to pay penalties of $525,000 and $650,000 respectively after the New York attorney general conducted monthslong investigations into repeated racial profiling complaints by shoppers. In the Barneys investigation, the attorney general found that security staff accused an overwhelming number of black and Latino customers of shoplifting and … Continue reading

Portland Police send dog to bite man mowing a lawn

A forty-seven year old African-American man, James Waters, was mowing a lawn for work in NE Portland when two vans full of Portland Police officers wearing storm-trooper-type outfits and bearing high-powered weapons pulled up in front of the house. Officers had been monitoring Mr. Waters using an airplane and ground surveillance to plan the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) arrest. One … Continue reading