An attorney has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Human Services on behalf of an 8-year-old girl who was molested by her North Portland foster dad. The suit, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Monday, faults DHS for failing to adequately respond to reports that something was wrong in the…

When the girl was just 8 years old, the man had earned her mother’s trust enough to be left alone with her. Over the next three years, he crept into her bed. He cornered her on her family’s couch. He waited for her to step out of the shower. By the time the girl was…

Last month confidential files were turned over for a lawsuit in Minnesota to bring attention to the problem of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America. These files, otherwise known as the “perversion files” or “ineligible volunteer,” span 1999 to 2008, which are more current than similar files presented in an Oregon case last…

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference. Join us May 11-12, 2017, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Keynote speakers the first day include Bob Marriott and Rus Rilee, presenting on the New Hampshire rape shield case that is on appeal, and Leslye Orloff speaking about immigrant crime…

Yesterday, in State v. Jimenez, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that police officers in the State of Oregon cannot ask people they lawfully detain if they have any weapons on them without some independent reason for doing so. The Court specifically rejected the fact the State Legislature implicitly recognized in both ORS 131.615 and ORS 810.410…

The Law Office of Josh Lamborn, P.C. is proud to announce that Josh Lamborn was selected for inclusion in the 2015 Oregon Super LawyersMagazine. Josh opened his firm in 2009 and built a reputation as a zealous, effective advocate for sexual assault victims, crime victims and personal injury clients. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service…

Register Now for NCVLI’s 2015 Conference by clicking HERE. Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference.      Join us May 28-29th, 2015 at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  Keynote speakers will include James E. Baker, who was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the…

By Erin Olson and Josh Lamborn Last week, a courageous and angry Multnomah County jury awarded two little girls a substantial amount of money for enduring nearly two years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse in a state-certified foster home. The jurors’ verdict – for every penny they could legally award – was clearly intended…

Stories of female college students who were raped and then relied on their schools to adjudicate their claims have permeated the media during the past few months. And each woman’s story carries the same general theme: She was denied justice and left feeling like her school betrayed her. In these cases, the system failed because…

City Auditor Lavonne Griffin-Valade released her report yesterday detailing the results of her recent audit of the City of Portland’s progress in improving its response to sexual assault cases. The report was an update of her 2007 report which was highly critical of the City and in particular, the Portland Police Bureau, in their handling of sexual…