Kahn & Kahn, PC, announces the retirement of Garry L. Kahn, former OTLA President (1968-69); President, Western Trial Lawyers Association (1972-73) and State Delegate to ATLA (1982-85). Garry also served as the president of the Oregon State Bar 1988-89.

Garry is retiring from the private practice of law after 54 years as a member of the Oregon State Bar and Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. He will take Active Pro Bono status in order to continue to provide pro bono services to indigent clients referred by pro bono programs in Oregon certified under Section 13.2 of the Bar.

Garry’s son and partner for the last 23 years, Steven Kahn, will continue to represent injured people at the offices of Kahn & Kahn, PC, 317 SW Alder Street, Suite 1250, in Portland, Oregon.


We are pleased to announce that both Steven Kahn and Garry Kahn have received the highest possible peer-review grades from Martindale.com (AV Preeminent). Steven received a 4.8 out 5 and Garry received a 5 out 5 rating.

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. For more information on the process of peer reviews, click here.

The AV Preeminent rating is awarded to only those attorneys who represent the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability among the legal community.


Kahn & Kahn, P.C., is pleased to announce that we will be moving our offices at the end of 2012 to the Loyalty Building at 317 SW Alder Street, Suite 1250, Portland, Oregon 97204.

Other than our address, everything else about Kahn & Kahn will remain the same. Garry, who this year celebrated 50 years as an Oregon lawyer, and Steven, who this year enters his 25 year as an Oregon lawyer, will continue to represent the individuals who have claims for injury, death and destruction caused by the negligence of others. Our excellent staff, Michelle Gerlach and Sera Broillet, will be
joining us.


Here at Kahn & Kahn, we are concerned with conserving the earth’s natural resources and preserving the environment for future generations. Even though we endeavor to be as paperless as possible, a certain amount of paper usage is a necessary evil in a legal office. Over the last few years, we have implemented a program in our office which has led to a reduction in the total amount of paper used, and a large increase in the amount of paper sent for recycling, while still protecting our client’s privacy.

Our Recycle at Work program has been re-certified by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. It is easy to start a recycling program at work if your employer does not already have one. Download the Recycle at Work Getting Started Guide, courtesy of the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability here.


We are very pleased to announce that Steven Kahn has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation. This is the second consecutive year that he has been included on this exclusive list. This is a very high honor, indeed, as the selections for inclusion are made by peer-review survey. Below is a quote from the Best Lawyers website regarding the nomination process:

“Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on peer review, as it has been for the past 28 years, and the voting pool for existing categories consists of all lawyers who are currently listed. These listed lawyers are asked to vote on both current listees and new nominees in their specialties and metros and/or states or provinces, as well as to nominate additional lawyers. Voting takes place either by phone or by electronic ballot. To read further on our nomination process and helpful tips, please click here. Each listed lawyer is asked “If you could not handle a case, who would you refer it to?” Lawyers are asked to give numeric grades (5-1) to the nominees: 5 for someone the voter would definitely refer a case to, 4 for someone the voter would probably refer a case to, 3 for someone the lawyer would be hesitant to refer a case to, etc… Voters are allowed to provide comments as well as grades and are asked to vote only on lawyers whose work they know personally. Votes that are clearly aberrational or politically motivated are ignored. Once selections have been finalized, they are checked against state bar sanction lists to make sure that each lawyer is in good standing with his or her state bar. Once this process is completed, announcements are sent to firms’ marketing departments and letters of inclusion are then sent to the individual attorneys. Please click here for more information about our selection process.

We continue to be dedicated to the unique needs of each of our clients’ cases and we hope that you will tell others about your experience with us.


Garry Kahn has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Oregon for the fifth consecutive year! (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006). Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.

The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of
candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Law & Politics publishes Super Lawyers magazines across the country. In addition to the magazines, Law & Politics publishes newspaper inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Lawyers. In 2008, Super Lawyers will reach more than 13 million readers.

Super Lawyers was first published in Minnesota in 1991. William White, attorney and founding publisher, remains the publisher today. Law & Politics is owned by attorney Vance Opperman, the former president of West Publishing.

Super Lawyers can be found online at superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

Click here to read about the stringent Super Lawyers selection process


We are very pleased to announce that Steven Kahn has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation. This is a very high honor, indeed, as the selections for inclusion are made by peer-review survey. Below is a quote from the Best Lawyers website regarding the nomination process:

“Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on peer review, as it has been for the past 28 years, and the voting pool for existing categories consists of all lawyers who are currently listed. These listed lawyers are asked to vote on both current listees and new nominees in their specialties and metros and/or states or provinces, as well as to nominate additional lawyers. Voting takes place either by phone or by electronic ballot. Each listed lawyer is asked “If you could not handle a case, who would you refer it to?” Lawyers are asked to give numeric grades (5-1) to the nominees: 5 for someone the voter would definitely refer a case to, 4 for someone the voter would probably refer a case to, 3 for someone the lawyer would be hesitant to refer a case to, etc. Voters are allowed to provide comments as well as grades and are asked to vote only on lawyers whose work they know personally. Votes that are clearly aberrational or politically motivated are ignored. Once selections have been finalized, they are checked against state bar sanction lists to make sure that each lawyer is in good standing with his or her state bar. Once this process is completed, announcements are sent to firms’ marketing departments and letters of inclusion are then sent to the individual attorneys.”

We are also very pleased to announce that Kahn & Kahn, P.C., has been selected as one of the U.S. News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms of 2010.” Click here to read an explanation of the methodology for U.S. News – Best Lawyer “Best Law Firms” rankings. We continue to be dedicated to the unique needs of each of our clients’ cases and we hope that you will tell others about your experience with us.


We are pleased to announce that Garry Kahn has been awarded the Multnomah Bar Association’s 2010 Professionalism Award. This is the highest honor awarded by Multnomah Bar Association and is made each year to an attorney who exemplifies the standards in the MBA Professionalism Statement:

“Professionalism goes beyond observance of the legal profession’s ethical rules and serves the best interests of clients and the public in general; it fosters respect and trust among lawyers and between lawyers and the public, promotes the efficient resolution of disputes and makes the practice of law more enjoyable and satisfying.”

Click here to read an interview with Garry by MBA President, Leslie Kay.


In August 2009, Steven Kahn obtained one of the largest non-economic damage verdicts in Clackamas County. Non-economic damages are damages for pain, suffering, inconvenience and interference with activities. They are not damages for medical bills and lost wages. Those are economic damages. Non-economic damages are subjective and difficult to obtain, especially in Clackamas County for a 50-yearold woman who had suffered neck and back strains in a motor vehicle collision, but received very little treatment. In fact, her total treatment amounted to fewer than 10 visits with a doctor and physical therapist over a period of nearly 2 years, with substantial gaps in treatment. Nonetheless, Steven was able to obtain a jury verdict for $25,000 against the Farmers insured who crashed into Steven�s client on an I-205 off-ramp.

The trial lasted 2 days and included the testimony of the client�s treating physician and a physiatrist from Kaiser. Steven also presented the testimony of his client�s friend who trained and rode horses with his client. Because of her injuries, the client was no longer able to care for the horse she owned and rode. She ultimately sold her horse.


Garry Kahn has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Oregon for four consecutive years (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006). Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.


We are happy to announce that, for the second year running, Garry Kahn has been included in the Portland Monthly’s list of “Portland’s Best Lawyers” featured in the June 2008 edition.

Only 19 personal injury litigators who represent injured people were honored as Best Lawyers. The honorees are lawyers nominated by clients and other lawyers, who were asked this question: “If you had a close friend or relative who needed a lawyer in your field, and you could not handle the case yourself, to whom would you refer them?”


In 2007, Steven Kahn tried a case on behalf of a 44 year-old woman who was hit from behind while stopped at a light when the defendant rearended the car stopped behind his client. His client suffered a cervical strain and sprain and treated with two chiropractors regularly for seven months, and sporadically thereafter.

Due to the fact that there was practically no physical damage to any of the involved vehicles, Farmers Insurance Company offered only $2,500 for my client’s subjective pain, suffering, inconvenience and interference with her usual activities.

After two days of trial, which included the presentation of two very competent and credible chiropractors by Steven and the adverse testimony of the orthopedic surgeon hired by Farmers to review my client’s records and testify that she was not injured, Steven convinced the judge to grant a directed verdict in my client’s favor on the issue of causation (meaning that the judge decided that the collision caused the client’s injuries and that the only issue for the jury was the amount of her damages). The jury then awarded $25,000 in damages plus an additional $5000 for the client’s medical expenses.

Steven believes that the key to achieving this successful result for his client was the credibility of his client and her treating chiropractors, as well as the credibility of the overall case presentation.

The chiropractors treated for an appropriate period of time and were able to substantiate all they had done for the client and explain the injury thoroughly to the jury. The jury was asked to award a sum commensurate with her injuries.

Kahn & Kahn believes our clients are best served by credible, professional, thorough and competent representation. If that is the kind of representation you desire, please call us for a free consultation.


We are happy to announce that Garry Kahn was nominated for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Garry has received this honor for 10 years in a row.