Chuck Paulson, now retired, was not adverse to hard work or striving for what he wants.
Born in Southeast Portland, Chuck served as an airborne infantry officer
before turning his sights to law. With the help of his wife, he put himself
through law school at night while also serving as a member of the Portland
police. His tenacity led to his success in the courtroom.
Chuck attended and graduated from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and
Clark College in 1958. Since he earned his law degree, he worked relentlessly
to fight for justice and the rights of citizens. He was not one to fear
combat or competition but rather embraced it. After graduating, Chuck
worked at one of Oregon’s renowned plaintiff’s firms.
Recognized Legal Counsel
During his extensive and prolific career, Chuck fought hard for individuals
going up against large institutions. He obtained large sum verdicts and
settlements in cases that seemed unlikely to win. Because of his unparalleled
efforts, Chuck earned the honor of serving as President of the Oregon
Trial Lawyers Association on two occasions. He also served on the Board
of Governors of the Oregon State Bar.
Some of Chuck’s other accolades include:
- Selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Listed as one of
The Best Lawyers in America since it was first created in 1987.
- Named Outstanding Alumnus of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark
College in 1997
- Honored as Oregon Trial Lawyers Association’s Distinguished Trial
Lawyer in 2000
- Portland Monthly magazine has proclaimed him one of Portland’s Best Lawyers
Not only that, but Chuck has been listed as an
Oregon Super Lawyers for nine years.