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Olson Brooksby once again selected as one of the top litigation firms in Portland

Expertise has again recognized Olson Brooksby as one of the top 20 litigation law firms in Portland, Oregon. Expertise selects attorneys based on more than 25 variables across the following five categories:

  1. Reputation: A history of delighted clients and outstanding service.
  2. Credibility: Building client confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.
  3. Experience: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
  4. Availability: Consistently approachable and responsive, so clients never feel ignored.
  5. Professionalism: Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Olson Brooksby has consistently been recognized each year by Expertise as one of the top 20 litigation firms in Portland, Oregon since 2016.

Expertise prides itself on only featuring businesses that have been identified by their research process as the best in their area. Finding the right highly-skilled professional takes significant time and effort, including in-depth research, detailed comparisons, and deciphering which online reviews are reliable and authentic. Expertise features only objectively quantified and qualified professionals who are hand-picked.

Scott Brooksby and Kristin Olson selected for the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America

Scott Brooksby and Kristin Olson are listed in the 2020 edition of the Best Lawyers in America© for product liability litigation and commercial litigation, respectively.  No more than 5% of private practice lawyers nationwide are selected for this honor, which is based purely on peer review.

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Scott Brooksby Selected as a 2019 Oregon Super Lawyer for Product Liability Defense


Scott Brooksby has been honored every year for his product liability defense practice since the Oregon Super Lawyers award’s inception in 2008. He was honored once again for the year 2019.

No more than 5% of the lawyers in Oregon are selected for this honor each year.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement:

  • Verdicts/Settlements
  • Transactions
  • Representative Clients
  • Experience
  • Honors/Awards
  • Special licenses/certifications
  • Position within the law firm
  • Bar and/or professional activity
  • Pro bono and community service
  • Scholarly lectures/writings
  • Education/employment background
  • Other outstanding achievements


While representing a victim of sexual assault, Kristin Olson wins a Motion to allege punitive damages against SMG Properties Oregon LLC (doing business as ClubSport Oregon in Tigard, Oregon) and Leisure Sports, Inc.

While representing a victim in a sexual abuse case, Oregon sexual abuse lawyer Kristin Olson won a motion to amend to allege additional claims, including punitive damages regarding all claims, against SMG Properties Oregon LLC, dba ClubSport Oregon and Leisure Sports, Inc.

While representing a victim of sexual abuse during a massage at ClubSport Oregon in Tigard, Kristin Olson won a Motion to add $1 million in punitive damages to her lawsuit against SMG Properties Oregon LLC –doing business as ClubSport Oregon–and Leisure Sports, Inc.

Kristin also won a Motion to add the following claims against ClubSport Oregon and Leisure Sports: negligent infliction of emotional distress, negligent training and supervision of the massage therapist, and negligence per se.

The Court granted Kristin’s Motions in full, and gave Kristin leave to file a Second Amended Complaint to add punitive damages to all existing claims in the lawsuit as well as the new, additional claims.

In order to win the Motion to add the additional claims, Kristin had to show, among other things, that there was evidence to support them.

To win her Motion to add allegations of punitive damages, Kristin had to show that there was evidence that ClubSport and Leisure Sports acted with malice or have “shown a reckless and outrageous indifference to a highly unreasonable risk of harm and has acted with a conscious indifference to the health, safety and welfare of others.”  Oregon Revised Statute 31.730.

Kristin is an Oregon sexual abuse lawyer who represents sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors in civil lawsuits throughout the state of Oregon.

(Freifeld v. Leisure Sports Inc., et al., Washington County Case No. 18CV12178, April 1, 2019.)

Scott Brooksby and Kristin Olson recognized by Best Lawyers in America©

Scott Brooksby and Kristin Olson are listed in the 2019 edition of the Best Lawyers in America© for product liability litigation and commercial litigation, respectively.  No more than 5% of private practice lawyers nationwide are selected for this honor, which is based purely on peer review.

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 is based on millions of detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.