Dylan Lawrence has practiced law for over 25 years (since 1994) and has been in the legal industry for 30 years. He started as a messenger and out of office assistant for a personal injury law firm in California after he received his BA from Pitzer College in 1987 in Political Studies.
He is proud to say that he has done almost every job there is in a personal injury law firm from receptionist, supply room clerk to senior named partner. He graduated law school from UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco in 1993, and then worked for a year for the internationally famous attorney who was a pioneer of modern trial practice, Melvin M. Belli. Dylan’s first trial was written up in the LA Times and for his first depositions, he was flown to Detroit to take depositions of executives at Chrysler’s Headquarters.
He practiced law in California for 8 years and then returned to Oregon (his hometown) in 2001 to start a family and continue practicing law. Prior to establishing the firm of Injury Lawyer PDX, LLC (formerly Lawrence & Ruff, LLC), he worked for some very well-respected firms and attorneys handling a wide variety of injury cases, including a 5-year stint as Managing Attorney for Sam Hochberg & Associates with extensive work representing injured motorcyclists and their related Civil Rights issues.