Oregon Tenant Attorney

Based out of Portland, Oregon, Jennie L. Clark, Attorney at Law, handles Tenant cases in the greater Portland Area.

My initial consultation rate is $300.00 per hour and increases to $400.00 per hour thereafter. If appropriate, I sometimes write a letter within the first consultation to address issues.  After the initial consultation, I inform my clients whether or not I am willing to work on an alternate/contingency fee agreement, flat fee basis, or continue working hourly.  

Examples of tenant issues are as follows.

  • Deposit Returns
  • Eviction Defenses
    • Eviction Notice Defenses
    • Habitability
    • Retaliation
  • Failure to make reasonable accommodations for verifiable disabilities
    • Parking near residence for those with mobility problems
    • Service animals
  • Fire damage claims
  • Habitability Claims
    • Lack of Heat
    • Lack of Running Water
    • Lack of Sewer
  • Injury Due to Landlord Negligence
  • Water damage claims
  • Wrongful Evictions
    • Improper Lockouts
    • Retaliatory Evictions

Tenant Representation:  If appropriate and time allows, I may write a letter to your landlord in an attempt to resolve matters within the first hour of consultation.  If the initial consultation and/or letter does not resolve matters I will often make an offer of representation based on your case.  The following are examples of the types of fee arrangements I offer:

  • Prepaid hourly rate
  • Flat fee or reduced hourly rate with the right to recover full hourly rates from the opposing party with the goal of Client reimbursement for any prepaid attorney fees.
  • Contingency fee agreement where the Attorney accepts a percentage of the settlement
    • Note:  Contingency fees may be offset by attorney fees awarded or negotiated as part of a settlement.  If attorney fees awarded or negotiated exceed the contingency fee percentage, the Client will pay no contingency fee percentage and Attorney shall receive the full attorney fee award.
    • Note:  Most contingency fee cases require that no settlement is accepted unless Attorney’s normal hourly rate is paid unless:
      • The client pays Attorney’s normal hourly rate
      • Attorney consents to a fee reduction
    • Contingency fee percentages are lower for Clients who forward litigation costs.