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Personal Injury Attorney Wins Marion County Salem, Oregon Jury Trial

04.02.2009 – Michael Arnold (a personal injury lawyer) in Salem, Oregon represented a client in a Marion County personal injury case.  This was a unique case where Mike was actually representing an uninsured defendant at the jury trial.

Mike employed his personal injury plaintiff skills of dissecting the medical records and experts, along with his trial skills from criminal defense, to defend a client being sued for causing emotional distress and personal injuries by purportedly stalking an employee at his and her government job.


The Arnold Law team was able to prove that this woman essentially set up her boss by inviting advances while simultaneously complaining about them to others in private. She was basically trying to lead him on to encourage repeated contact while claiming to others that she was being sexually harassed.

Mike eviscerated the plaintiff’s expert witness, a forensic psychologist.  To prepare for the cross-examination Mike went through DSM-IV and the psychological test manuals (i..e, MMPI) to discover the inconsistencies in her symptoms and diagnoses.

Marion County Personal Injury Jury Trial

The jury trial was over the course of several days in the Marion County courthouse.  The personal injury plaintiff attempted to bring in the stalking order brought against the defendant as well as his criminal stalking conviction. Mike was able to successfully argue against against admissibility under the theory of collateral estoppel (issue preclusion).


The jury brought back a verdict in Mike’s client’s favor. It ruled that he did not cause personal injuries and emotional distress and did not cause her damages.

Personal Injury Attorney with Jury Trial Experience

Mike has tried Oregon many jury trials to verdict, including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, products liability, business torts, personal injury, death cases, etc.

If you or a family member has been in an accident and need advice from an attorney in a Salem personal injury case, call 541-338-9111 or contact us by the form to the left or chat to the right.

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  • Representative Cases


    Product Liability – Zooma Scooter

    Lawsuit against stand-up gas-powered scooter after handle bar welding failed, causing crash with elbow fracture. Plaintiff received a poor offer and then a dismal arbitration award. Plaintiff appealed to a jury trial. Jury trial result 25 times the arbitration award. Sometimes it takes a jury to sort out a case.

    Product Liability/Wrongful Death – G-Max Motorcycle Helmet

    Husband and wife were on their motorcycle when negligent driver pulled out in front of them. Wife’s helmet strap webbing failed and her helmet came off. She died of head trauma. Six figure settlement with G-Max distributor.

    Nursing Home Death

    Complex litigation involving a for-profit nursing home where a CNA who failed to give anti-seizure medication to Vietnam War veteran several times. He died from seizure. Status: confidential settlement.

    Wrongful Death – Drunk Driver Kills Teenage Girl

    After a party in the hills, a drunk driver rolls his car off of an embankment, seriously injuring his passengers and killing our client’s teenage daughter. The car’s severely intoxicated owner and surviving passengers claim the decedent was driving. Our investigation uncovered a possible conspiracy between the kids to blame the girl who couldn’t speak for herself. The DA’s Office convicted the car owner for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor but refused to have the blood in the car analyzed for DNA to establish who was driving. Arnold Law was able to seize the blood evidence, had DNA tests performed, and hired a passenger kinesiologist to determine the locations of the occupants based on blood location. The discovery of the car owner’s blood on the steering column led to a negotiated settlement between the injured occupants and the owner’s insurance company.