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West Linn, Oregon

Looking across the Willamette River toward Oregon City, West Linn has long been a friendly rival to its slightly older, slightly larger neighbor. West Linn was founded in the early days of Oregon settlement in the mid-19th century at a site chosen for its ability to harvest energy from Willamette Falls. This history gave the city a, perhaps, slightly more industrial character than Oregon City (which was always an administrative and commercial center). Today, it is a city of 24,000 with a quiet, hometown feel. Summers are marked by outdoor concerts in city parks. The recreation scene is dominated by basketball – which is appropriate in a city that has been the home to a number of notable Portland Trail Blazers players and coaches. Matthew D. Kaplan offers a full range of legal services to West Linn residents from his office at the KOIN Center, Suite #1111, 222 SW Columbia Street in Portland, only a short drive to the north. The office phone is (503) 226-3844. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Matthew D. Kaplan specializes in personal injury law with a particular focus on injuries to children, particularly traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries. In older children, such injuries can often be traced to sports or other leisure activities. Indeed, according to the Oregon Brain Injury Association, of the more than 17,000 TBI injuries recorded in Oregon annually fully 20 percent come as a result of “sports/physical activity”. Perhaps surprisingly, this is the same percentage of TBI injuries attributed to motor vehicle accidents – a fact that highlights just how dangerous many sports can be.

On a more positive note, as the Brain Association notes: “unlike most neurological disorders, head injuries can be prevented. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (suggests) wearing a helmet riding a bike or during sports activities including skateboarding, skiing, baseball and football. With over one million Oregonians effected by a family member’s TBI, according to the Brain Association, it is clear that this is a problem that cannot be ignored.

Throughout his long career Matthew Kaplan has always striven to run a law practice focused on individual rights, one dedicated to helping individuals obtain the justice they deserve. As part of Clackamas County, TBI injury cases in West Linn are generally heard by the courts of the state’s 5th Judicial District, headquartered in Oregon City. As a Portland attorney licensed to practice at all levels of the Oregon court system, Matthew Kaplan is experienced at getting results for clients seeking justice in West Linn and Clackamas County in the aftermath of a TBI or spinal cord injury.

West Linn is a mere 20 miles from Portland. To reach the Law Office of Matthew D. Kaplan from West Linn, take Interstate-205 across the Willamette River and through Oregon City. Head North toward Portland, then West on I-84/US-30. Next, turn South on I-5, following the signs for downtown Portland. When the road forks, keep right to cross the SE Morrison Bridge into the City Center. As you come off of the bridge, take the ramp for southbound SW Naito Parkway. Follow the Parkway for 4/10 of a mile, then turn right onto SW Jefferson St. Follow Jefferson for three blocks, then turn left on SW 3 rd Avenue and left again onto SW Columbia St. Matthew’s office is at the KOIN Center, Suite #1111, 222 SW Columbia Street in Portland. We look forward to meeting you!