Civil litigation defense attorney for Oregon churches and religious schools - Kaempf Law Firm

High Exposure Personal Injury Cases

For 26 years, John Kaempf has successfully defended high exposure personal injury cases in Oregon’s state and federal courts. In Stewart v. Kralman, 240 Or App 510 (2011), a personal injury case where the plaintiff was paralyzed while snowmobiling on the defendant’s property, the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the summary judgment John obtained in the trial court based on Oregon’s recreational purposes immunity statutes. In Andrews v. R.W. Hays Co., 166 Or App 494 (2000), the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the summary judgment John obtained in the trial court for the defendant in a premises liability action where the plaintiff was severely injured, holding that the defendant was not negligent as a matter of law. In Walden v. Burger King Corp., Clackamas County Circuit Court case number CCV 0303675 (2003), the jury returned a defense verdict in a case where the plaintiff was critically injured on the defendant’s premises, finding that the defendant was not negligent, as John argued. In Walters v. Ciffone, Multnomah County Circuit Court case number 980503954 (1998), a premises liability case where the plaintiff was severely injured, the jury reached a defense verdict through finding that the plaintiff’s comparative fault exceeded 50%. In Thompson v. Lupes, case number 99-CV01498-CO (1999), a personal injury negligence action where the plaintiff was critically injured, a District of Oregon federal court jury reached a defense verdict, finding that the defendant was not negligent. In Cook v. Philip Morris Inc., 44 Fed Appx 762 (9th Cir 2002), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the summary judgment John obtained in the District of Oregon federal trial court based on the statute of limitations in a personal injury case where the plaintiff was blinded after a cigarette lighter exploded.