Family Law Attorneys in Oregon | Robin Runstein

Filed Under (Oregon, Populaws) by Editor on 05-21-2012

Robin Runstein earned her Juris Doctorate in 1995. Apart from being the only criminal defense lawyer on the Kell, Alterman & Runstein roster, she also focuses her areas of practice in family law and personal injury claims.

Professional and civic activities

Oregon State Bar
New York State Bar

Admitted to practice

New York


B.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1991
J.D., New York Law School, 1995

Ms. Runstein is an enthusiastic Oregon family law attorney who has learned one of the litigator’s most important skills: when to put on the gloves and when to back off. She finds the best possible way to help her clients.

Kell Alterman & Runsteinm LLP
520 S.W. Yamhill Street
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 222-3531

Auto Accident Lawyers in Portland | Gary J. Susak

Filed Under (Oregon, Populaws) by Editor on 05-14-2012

Gary J. Susak began his law practice in LaGrande , Oregon. He became a partner of the law firm, Susak & Powell, P.C. in 1988.  He focuses his areas of practice in personal injury law, professional liability law and commercial litigation.

Admitted to Bar


  • University of Washington; Seattle University (B.A., 1968)
  • Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (J.D., 1972)


  • Editorial Staff, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College Law Review, 1971-1972
  • Instructor, Business Law, Eastern Oregon State University, 1973-1975
  • Oregon State Bar Ethics Committee, 1984-1985
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah County and American Bar Associations
  • 1st Lieut. United States Army Reserves (Retired)

Mr. Susak is an experienced auto accident attorney in Portland who has over 30 years of extensive experience representing clients in personal injury law, with particular expertise in personal injury claims that arise from auto accidents.

Susak &  Powell, P.C.
120 KOIN Center
222 SW Columbia Street
Portland, OR 97201-6612
(800) 228-8228

What makes a good accident lawyer

Filed Under (Oregon, Populaws) by Editor on 04-07-2011

You have had an accident – maybe a truck accident or maybe a dog bite – and you are hurt and nervous. It wasn’t your wrongdoing, but you are paying the price, both economically and mentally. How are you going to pay your medical costs? Most likely you are out of work and nervous about how you are planning to sustain your family. The bills continue to accumulate whether you can work or not. You need to choose someone who can help you handle the legal system. Obviously you need a good Oregon personal injury attorney to help you get the reimbursement you warrant.

It is vital that you locate a  with whom you feel secure, one who you feel you can have confidence in. It is not sufficient just to follow someone else’s recommendation, regardless of how good the attorney’s standing may be. You will need an lawyer who can put you at ease if you’re going to be able to communicate your desires and problems.

The second step is to ensure that the law firm you are considering is effective enough to handle your case. Though all lawyers have to pass the Bar Exam, they are not all equally skilled.

Ask your prospective lawyer about the schedule for your scenario. See if he or she are ready to go to court with your case. The last thing the insurance company wants is an pricey court case. An lawyer who is aggressively pursuing your interests will be more likely to achieve a fair settlement from the insurance company.

Be vigorous in observing your lawsuit and your attorney’s actions. Don’t be scared to ask questions if you are not sure exactly what is happening. Your Oregon personal injury attorney has a responsibility to explain