Walhood Law Group, LLC is an Oregon civil litigation law firm specializing in complex personal injuries and auto accidents, construction defects, property disputes and premises liability, environmental claims, construction injuries and liens, fire loss and landslides, and product defects. Located in West Linn, just outside of Portland, Oregon, Walhood Law Group, LLC is licensed to practice in Oregon, Washington, and Utah.
Hard work, honesty, integrity
With those principles as our guide and with more than 35 combined years of legal experience, we have forged strong relationships with our clients and gained the respect of opposing counsel.
We know how to achieve optimal results for our clients.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Complex Personal Injuries and Auto Accidents
Experience representing both plaintiff and defense in personal injury cases, including:
Injuries such as amputation, quadriplegia, paraplegia, hearing loss, thoracic outlet syndrome, and fibromyalgia;
Wrongful death cases arising from the loss of a family member;
Cases involving police vehicles, commercial vehicles, multiple vehicles, and missing or “phantom” vehicles;
Motorcycle into car accidents, motorcycle into motorcycle accidents, car into pedestrian and cross-walk accidents, car into bicycle accidents, and car into truck accidents; and
Cases arising from electrocution or scaffolding falls.
Extensive experience representing developers, general contractors, subcontractors, materials suppliers, and officers and members of the board of directors in construction defect cases involving:
Apartment buildings; and
We have developed a streamlined process for preparing complex construction defect cases for settlement or trial. We know the experts, we know the rules, we know the opposition, and we have the resources to tackle the issues and obtain the best results for our clients.
Premises Liability and Property Disputes
Experience in successfully defending businesses and property owners in:
slip-and-falls on the premises; and
trip-and-falls in parking lots or on sidewalks.
Experience in property disputes, including:
Experience in defending environmental claims pertaining to:
Underground storage tanks; and
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
Construction Injuries and Liens
Although construction safety standards have improved over the years, construction work-site injuries still occur. When litigation ensues as a result of those injuries, we are ready to defend owners, developers, and general contractors who are blamed for those injuries. We identify the causes of the injuries and the parties at fault. We ensure that the mediator or, should the case proceed to trial, the jury is fully informed of those facts so that the right outcome can be reached.
A construction lien is a powerful tool for recovering unpaid amounts owed a contractor. Our firm can advise our contractor clients on the best methods to establish and perfect construction liens. We also protect and defend our property owner clients from wrongfully-filed liens.
Fire Loss and Landslide
Fire loss and landslide cases often involve complex evidentiary, causation, and insurance issues. We know how to piece together the evidence to figure out what happened, how it happened, and who was at fault.
When a product fails, or is alleged to have failed, we work with the top experts within the state and around the country to investigate the product's defects. We can prosecute those who are responsible for defects, defend those who are accused of causing or contributing to defects, or both. Prior cases include alleged defects in:
Building materials and components;
Braking systems; and
KENNETH L. WALHOOD
Ken Walhood has specialized in disputes involving complex personal injuries and auto accidents, construction defects, property disputes and premises liability, fire loss and landslides, product defects, and insurance coverage for the last 20 years. Mr. Walhood graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University. In 1994, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from University of Idaho School of Law in Moscow, Idaho, where he also interned with the Latah County, Idaho District Attorney's office. After a clerkship with the Multnomah County District Court, Mr. Walhood joined a civil litigation law firm and has practiced in civil litigation since 1996. In 2005, Mr. Walhood co-founded the law firm, Blunck & Walhood, LLC, where Mr. Walhood worked as a partner for 14 years.
Mr. Walhood is licensed to practice in Oregon state and federal courts, Washington state and federal courts, and Utah state courts.
LAURA P. WALHOOD
Laura Walhood graduated from University of Idaho College of Law in 1994 and clerked for the Honorable Walter I. Edmonds and the Honorable Rick T. Haselton at the Oregon Court of Appeals. Ms. Walhood has continued to assist the Oregon Court of Appeals in drafting opinions on criminal appeals and on civil appeals pertaining to, among other issues, complex personal injury claims, disputed commercial, employment, and real property contracts, real property disputes, and disputed settlement agreements. Ms. Walhood's practice area includes construction defects, property and premises liability, complex personal injuries and auto accidents, insurance coverage, and real estate transactions.
Ms. Walhood is licensed to practice in Oregon state courts.
1830 Blankenship Road, Suite 200
West Linn, OR 97068