Civil justice for all!
Changing lives. Improving safety.
We are dedicated to helping those who’ve been harmed by the misconduct of others.
By recovering damages for our clients, we change lives.
By holding the wrongdoers accountable, we make Oregon safer for all of us.
Why is our logo a raised fist?
For more than a century, the raised fist has symbolized solidarity and strength.
It has represented workers, civil rights, and solidarity with people who have been harmed or oppressed by the bad conduct of others.
The symbol inspires us by showing a willingness to stand up for what is right and, if necessary, to fight for justice and to hold wrongdoers accountable.
We know insurance law
Almost every case involves insurance.
Insurance adjusters decide whether to settle a case. Insurance lawyers defend a case in court. Insurance information, however, is kept secret from the jury, and most juries never know that an insurance company is running the show because it will have to pay the jury’s verdict.
At Larwick Law, we deal with insurance law and insurance contracts every day. We keep up on current law, we study every contract, and we negotiate with insurance adjusters and lawyers.
We specialize in cases where a person was injured or killed by the negligence or misconduct of another person or a corporation. We have handled scores of auto collision cases, and we practice in the following areas, as well.
Auto insurance companies make money by denying claims and making insufficient offers. We help our clients get full and fair damages when they’ve been harmed by other drivers.
We know the ins and outs of medical negligence claims and have been part of some of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Oregon.
Insurance law is highly specialized. Our thorough understanding of it benefits our clients. We maximize our clients’ recovery by using the insurance code’s protections and staying current on developments in the law.
Bicycle and pedestrian cases present unique challenges. Oregon has special rules and laws to protect bicyclists injured by negligent drivers.
Police Excessive Force
Law enforcement officers are allowed to use reasonable force on criminal suspects. When officers exceed the amount of force allowed, the victim has a right to a remedy for the harm caused.
Nursing Home Abuse
Oregon has laws to protect our most vulnerable senior citizens from neglect and abuse. We have resolved many cases on behalf of Oregon’s elders.
Before founding Larwick Law Firm, Derek held a prestigious position as a judicial clerk on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Derek then joined one of the most recognized and successful injury firms in Oregon, where he became a shareholder partner within three years.
In 2016, Derek started Larwick Law Firm, which harnesses technology to create a fast-paced, efficient approach to obtaining justice for our clients.
After earning her degree as a Registered Nurse at the age of nineteen, Beatrice Grace worked as an ER nurse for over twenty years, caring for trauma patients and the critically ill. In the ER she also helped people suffering homelessness, addiction, and mental health crises navigate the complex of social and mental health systems in Lane County. Beatrice learned the importance of making difficult decisions quickly to best meet the needs of her patients, while triaging busy emergency departments so that the best care could be delivered to the most patients.
Her ability to think critically under pressure led Beatrice to law school, with the goal of addressing medical and social systems that did not work well for people experiencing the wide range of problems she saw in the ER. After having her first child, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Oregon with a GPA of 4.18.
After having her second child, she started law school. She was proud to finish in the top quarter of her class, despite the rigors of raising two young children as a single parent and continuing to work part-time as a nurse.
During law school, Beatrice served as an extern to the Honorable Josephine Mooney at the Lane County Circuit Court. Beatrice competed in moot court and was a regional competitor in the Client Counseling competition. She took trial class and represented domestic abuse survivors in court as a certified law student.
Judge Mustafa Kasubhai hired Beatrice as his Judicial Clerk at the Lane County Circuit Court, and Beatrice spent the next year working through multiple jury trials, bench trials, and hearings as a clerk behind the bench. When her term was over, Beatrice was honored to join a prestigious local firm that practiced personal injury and medical malpractice. As an associate attorney, her work as both a nurse and attorney served her injured clients well.
Beatrice then had the unique opportunity to be asked to join the Honorable Mustafa Kasubhai after his historic judicial appointment to the United States District Court, District of Oregon. Beatrice helped establish the Judge’s chambers and drafted over fifty complex civil opinions in her work there.
When Judge Kasubhai’s chambers were well-established, Beatrice continued her work as an injury attorney, representing people injured by medical system failures and the negligence of others at the Larwick Law Firm. She is a long-time resident of Lane County, where she has raised her children and where she can hike, play music, and contribute to her community.
Firefighter, turned lawyer
Derek is a Pacific Northwest native and the son of a logger and a public school teacher. He grew up in Southwest Washington, felling timber and bucking logs with his father.
For years, Derek worked as a Wildland Firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service. He supervised other firefighters and developed a deep appreciation for the safety rules that protect workers and protect everyone in our community.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish, Derek earned a law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. Derek was elected and served as the Editor in Chief of Oregon Law Review, and he graduated in the top five percent of his class.
He earned accolades, including the Best Brief Award at the American Constitution Society Appellate Competition at UCLA Law School, and National Runner Up at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Trial Competition at the U.S. District Court in Chicago. Derek also competed in moot court competitions at Stanford Law School, coached a moot court team, and participated in the Texas Young Lawyers Trial Competition.
Derek worked as a judicial extern for Judge John V. Acosta of the U.S. District Court of Oregon, and he was the honored recipient of the James T. Landye Trial Advocacy Scholarship and the Lois I. Baker Academic Scholarship.
A personal connection
When Derek was 26 years old, his 22-year-old cousin was killed on the job as a power lineman because his employer violated key safety rules that protect workers. The employer took shortcuts and chose not to ground the utility truck that day.
The worker’s compensation law provided no recourse for Derek’s cousin or family, and there was no legal action that would discourage the employer from creating other dangerous conditions. That powerless feeling led Derek to pursue a career in law. He committed himself to using the civil justice system to hold negligent and reckless corporations and individuals accountable when they injure or kill others.
What others say about us
What I appreciate the most about Derek is his kind and considerate demeanor. I found him to be very personable, highly ethical, organized and willing to go above and beyond to get the result he felt was fair in the case. I would recommend him to anyone.
I came to Derek with a time sensitive case that involved a car accident, he was very thorough in explaining the process and it was completely stress free for me. They kept me updated and responded promptly to my questions and concerns.
When I brought my situation to Derek, he promptly responded to my questions in a professional manor. Most importantly, he was organized, insightful, and honest.
Derek Larwick was recommended and proved exceptionally competent in handling my case which had all sorts of difficulties, even though I was not at fault. He handled all aspects very professionally. He and his assistant, Ashley, explained everything thoroughly, in depth, and always followed through with appointments, paperwork, and time commitments.
Derek represented me in my capacity as conservator for a minor child who was the beneficiary of a personal injury settlement. Derek was extremely helpful, prompt in responses to all correspondence and a creative advocate for the protected person that I was representing. I’d recommend Derek without reservation.