About Jennifer Margulis
Articles written by Jennifer Margulis
Money MattersWith an economy hard-hit by the recession, Oregon’s financial lawyers are burning the midnight oil
The economic news in Oregon was so grim this summer that local economists and business leaders actually celebrated when the June unemployment rates dropped to the third highest in the nation. For several months prior, Oregon was clocking in with the second highest, after Michigan. A large part of Oregon’s economy is based on durable-goods manufacturing—aircraft parts, trucks and RVs—which has taken a huge hit from outsourcing and the recession. In addition, being a nice place to live, …
Damage ControlWhen Lawrence Wobbrock shows up in court, he comes to win. The personal injury attorney’s jury award against Philip Morris was the largest in state history.
Arleen Waddill of Richland, Wash., had just cleaned and filled a bowl for the two goldfish her son had won in his fifth-grade math class. As she carried it back to his bedroom, the fishbowl exploded. Shards of glass damaged her hands and wrists so badly that blood spattered on the wall 5 feet away. Waddill could not even call 911. It took more than a year for the mother of four to recover rudimentary use of her hands. Twelve years and several microsurgeries later, she still has only half the …
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