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Paul Vames



  • B.S., California State University Long Beach

  • Willamette University College of Law

  • J.D., Whittier College


Admitted to practice law in

  • Oregon

  • Oregon Federal District Court

  • United States Circuit Court for the 9th Circuit

  • United States Supreme Court

  • Nevada State and Federal Courts (currently inactive)

Since 1996, Paul’s professional focus has been litigation of serious injury and insurance-related disputes. He holds a prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell©, demonstrating that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional and ethical excellence.

During his first 13 years in practice, Paul worked with several large law firms, defending insurance companies.

In 2009, Paul moved his practice to the suburbs of Washington County. Since then, it has been his privilege to represent good people injured by the negligence of others.

Paul was honored to serve a full term as Judge pro tem on the Washington County Circuit Court. He currently serves on the Court’s Arbitration, Local Rules, and Bench/Bar Committees and as an arbitrator in court-mandated and private arbitration proceedings.

When not working, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, sports, music, and fishing. He is in passionate pursuit of the perfect smoked brisket and also known to play poker and dominoes with his buddies.


  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • Oregon State Bar

  • State Bar of Nevada

  • Washington County Bar Association

  • Oregon State Bar House of Delegates

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