Michael Yoshida

Mr. Yoshida specializes in defending a wide range of personal injury claims with an emphasis on products liability, dram shop liability, premises liability, and wrongful death claims. 

Mr. Yoshida also represents banks and financial institutions in financial services litigation brought under Oregon and federal law.

Education and Government Service

  • Deputy District Attorney, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office (2007-2009)
  • Juris Doctorate, University of North Dakota School of Law (2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Pacific Lutheran University (2003)

Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Court
  • United States District Court of Oregon
  • Washington Superior Court

Professional Recognition and Activities

  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC)
  • Multnomah County Bar Association (MBA)
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA)
  • Planning Committee member of Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) 2016 Diversity for Success Seminar
  • Co-author of Oregon section of DRI’s 2016 Insurance Law Committee state-by-state “Duty to Defend” Compendium
  • Contributor to the 5th edition of the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund’s Oregon Statutory Time Limitations publication on “Personal Injury and Property Damage”  

Representative Cases

  • Represented bar owners in cases brought under Oregon’s Dram Shop statute.
  • Represented a cargo handling company in Washington in wrongful death claim based on allegations that an employee assaulted a third-party. 
  • Defended financial institutions in claims brought under the Federal Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act, and other federal and state laws. 
  • Represented transportation company in vehicle accident cases. 
  • Defended ambulance companies in personal injury claims filed by plaintiffs who alleged that they were injured during transport.