Fast Track to Trial

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


From the Aug. 5 Annual Meeting and Convention 2010, 72 pages

W. Eugene Hallman
W. EUGENE HALLMAN is a trial lawyer in the firm of Hallman and Dretke, Pendleton Oregon and has practiced law in Oregon since 1974. Mr. Hallman is an accomplished litigator in both state andfederal court and has tried over 500 cases throughout the State of Oregon. He also practices before the Oregon Supreme Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Hallman has handled over 150 appeals including some of the largest personal injury appeals in Oregon history. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, and in 2006, 2007 and 2008 was designated as an Oregon Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's personal injury law. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. In 2009, Hallman was awarded the distinguished trial lawyer of the year and is currently the president elect of American Board of Trial Advocates.
Hon. Janice Wilson
HONORABLE JANICE R. WILSON is a Circuit Court Judge in Multnomah County. She has been on the bench since 1991. Before becoming a judge, Judge Wilson was with the firms of Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler and Ater Wynne Hewitt Dodson & Skerritt, where her practice emphasized employment law and products liability, in addition to other civil litigation. She graduated from Willamette University College of Law summa cum laude in 1979 and clerked for the Honorable Otto R. Skopil, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Among other things relevant to today's presentation, Judge Wilson is the chair of the Multnomah County Circuit Court Civil Motion Panel, chair of the Multnomah County Vanishing Civil Jury Trial Committee (now known as the Civil Case Management Committee), member of the American College of Trial Lawyers Jury Experience Committee and is a frequent CLE speaker and panelist.
Walter Sweek
WALTER SWEEK has over forty-five years of trial experience in all areas of Oregon and SouthwestWashington and in virtually every type of tort case - plaintiffs and defendants. His practice includes product liability, professional liability, employer's liability (work place torts), toxic torts, construction defect, business litigation, and all types of claims related to the trucking industry.

Wally is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association (President, 1988), the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (Vice President, 1981-82; President, 1982-1983), and the Federal Bar Association. His is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and member of the Defense Research Institute and the Federal of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

In 2000, he received the Multnomah Bar Association's Professionalism Award in recognition of his dedication to the legal community. Wally has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2000-10 editions of Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury section. He is AV rated (highest rating) by the Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory's peer review for his ethical standards and legal ability.

Originally Published

August 5, 2010

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