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. Rhett has 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 the area of 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 currently serves in his third 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 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 Southwest Portland. When not at work, Rhett enjoys spending time with his wife Heidi and two young children, Wyatt and Raleigh.
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