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Oregon Real Estate Litigation Lawyers

Arnold Law, based in Eugene, Oregon, has a multi-dimensional approach to real estate litigation.  Our Civil Litigation Practice Team attorneys, led by Mike Arnold, have the actual jury trial experience to help you make the necessary choices for a real estate lawsuit (i.e., suits in equity with a judge/bench trials versus legal suits with jury trials, such as trespass).

Arnold Law has the experienced lawyers necessary to ask the right questions, which is critical, especially when recognizing what Oregon experts are necessary to prove or defend your case (i.e., surveyors, engineers, arborists, timber cruisers, etc.).

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Our firm has experience in Oregon real estate disputes, ranging from property line issues, easement disputes, timber trespass, and much more.

Best Attorney Practices in Oregon Real Estate Litigation

Typically, the best practices in a border dispute case call for hiring a surveyor early on, even before a lawsuit is filed. The last thing you want to do is go into litigation mode and not know exactly where the property ends, the easement is located, etc.

Regarding a timber suit, you do not want to rely on a client’s estimate of the value alone. You should immediately hire a timber cruiser or appraiser with specialty in timber values.

And always read the paperwork with a fine-tooth comb. What does the easement or deed actually say? Go back to the basics with every case.

Understanding Rural Oregon Real Estate Litigation Disputes

Several of our firm’s attorneys live on rural properties and personally understand the unique issues involving disputes in the country.

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Rural Oregon real estate have some unique issues

– Shared maintenance on easement roadway

– Improper use of easement

– Speeding on shared roadway

– Fence in wrong location

– Livestock trespass

– Redirecting water runoff

– Adverse possession

Call Arnold Law at 541-338-9111 to discuss your case and find out if we can assist you.

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  • Firm Philosophy

    A Team Approach to Litigation

    At Arnold Law we look at every case as a team effort. The team consists of your lawyers, Arnold Law support staff, experts, investigators, and YOU.

    Let’s break this down, starting with YOU: You as the client are a vital part of the legal team. You have been living the events that have led up to this litigation. You are often the best person to consult for historical information and background. Clients have also been known to come up with some very creative and strategic legal ideas. Because of this, we encourage clients to brainstorm ideas and we listen to them carefully. Of course, without legal training, many ideas of clients are legally impossible or invalid, but that’s okay. Because there is often a gem in there that even the lawyers didn’t think of.

    Next, are the lawyers. Picking a lawyer or team of lawyers is often the most important decision a person makes in their life if the stakes of the case are high enough. Let’s take a divorce for example. Many people say that picking a spouse is the most difficult/important choice. That’s true on many levels, but you can divorce them; the choice isn’t permanent. If you choose a divorce lawyer poorly, you might be saddled permanently with their financial errors (i.e., support, missing assets, improperly divided retirement accounts, etc.). If you pick a criminal defense lawyer poorly, you may face the permanent consequences from a prison cell or at the unemployment office.

    Our Size Allows Flexibility for Each Case

    Our firm’s structure allows us to give each case the appropriate resources that it deserves in line with the client’s goals. If a client has a cost saving goal, then they may elect to have an associate attorney handle their case, knowing that a partner oversees their work and gives guidance. This allows clients to have the best of both worlds: the oversight of an experienced partner with the cost-saving advantage of an associate attorney to do the day-to-day work.

    For the more complex cases in the firm, two attorneys may be assigned to the case, particularly in commercial litigation and complex criminal defense. Two attorneys on a case has several advantages. Primarily, it allows an experienced attorney on the case with an associate attorney to bill less money per hour on tasks not requiring the partner. This allows money to go much farther and also saves costs through efficiencies (lawyers are assigned tasks based on their strengths). This way we can avoid billing partner rates for research projects or discovery projects, for instance.

    The old adage that “two heads are better than one” also holds true. Part of becoming experienced is acquiring wisdom. And wisdom is often knowing what you don’t know. Oftentimes, it’s the young associate attorney (or even the client) who comes up with the fresh perspective in a case that proves to be the game winning idea.

    Another reason that two heads are better than one is because we are a trial firm. Clients hire us because we are trial lawyers. This means sometimes we are in trial and unavailable on other cases. Having another lawyer up-to-speed assists greatly in these instances.