Rhett Fraser devotes his legal practice exclusively to helping people injured as a result of the negligence of others. Rhett believes that as attorneys we possess a unique opportunity to help make the lives of the people we represent better. Rhett takes a client-centered and results-based approach to each case and every person he represents.
Rhett is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to providing the best possible legal representation to his clients. Rhett’s legal practice is focused on medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and appeals in state and federal court. Rhett is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Rhett regularly represents injured plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases against hospitals, doctors, nurses, midwives, and other medical professionals in cases ranging from wrongful death, birth trauma injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, dental injuries, sexual abuse, and surgical mishaps, as well as many other types of cases. Rhett has tried numerous cases to a verdict before both judges and juries and argued significant cases before the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Rhett has been selected by Super Lawyers to the Oregon “Rising Stars” list in medical malpractice since 2016 to the present. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.
Rhett is active in the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), where he serves on OTLA’s Board of Governors and currently is in his seventh year as the co-chair of OTLA’s professional negligence section. Rhett was selected to be a member of the 2018-2019 OTLA Leadership Academy. Participants were competitively selected based upon a demonstrated commitment to OTLA and its mission to promote civil justice in Oregon. Rhett is member of OTLA’s Amicus Curiae Committee. This committee carefully reviews and selects significant appellate cases pending before the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and frequently intervenes by filing an amicus brief on behalf of Oregon consumers and injured victims.
Rhett is also a member of the Oregon Justice Resource Center’s (OJRC) Amicus Committee. This committee advances civil rights and liberties in Oregon by filing amicus briefs on cutting-edge social justice issues facing Oregon courts and provides amicus assistance to cases that present significant social justice issues related to criminal defense, civil rights, or juvenile justice.
Rhett has presented at continuing legal education seminars on behalf of the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and the Multnomah County Bar Association.
Rhett currently serves as the 2022-2023 Chair of the Multnomah County Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Committee.
Rhett is a proud member of American Association for Justice (AAJ). He is a member of the AAJ’s Stroke and Birth Trauma Litigation groups. Rhett acts as an Oregon State Bar volunteer mentor each year to law students and new lawyers.
Rhett lives in Portland with his wife and two children.
- Oregon State Bar
- Washington State Bar
- Idaho State Bar
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- The United States District Court for the District of Oregon
- The United States District Court for the District of Western Washington
- The United States District Court for the District of Eastern Washington
- The United States District Court for the District of Idaho
- American Association of Justice (AAJ)
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) – Guardian Member / Board of Governors
- Washington State Association of Justice (WSAJ) – Eagle Member
- Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court
- National Trial Lawyers Association
- Oregon State Bar, Health Law Section
- Multnomah County Bar Association
- Trial Guides, Editorial Board Member