Brian Lathen
  • Partner




(503) 588-7179


Brian Lathen specializes on cases involving automobile collisions, wrongful death, personal injury and sexual abuse. He makes it a personal goal to keep his clients informed and return client phone calls promptly. Brian Lathen has successfully resolved cases ranging from soft tissue injuries to permanent disability and death. In 2011, Brian received a verdict in excess of a million dollars from a Marion County Jury.

After one year at Linfield, Brian left the country to serve a two-year church mission in Argentina. While in Argentina, Brian learned to speak fluent Spanish. During his mission, Brian decided he wanted to become an attorney. One day, while walking down a long dirt road, Brian looked and saw several impoverished people living In Argentina . He thought about how the people had no “‘voice” and no advocate. After returning from Argentina, Brian started his new “mission” to become an attorney and a “voice” for people who cannot advocate for themselves.
Brian graduated from the University of Oregon majoring in international studies with an emphasis In Latin American history. Brian then attended Willamette University College of Law. While attending law school, Brian clerked with the firm. Brian worked closely with his father helping injured persons.

Today, Brian Lathen continues to help injured people recover from losses and harms as the result of wrongdoing. In addition to motor vehicle collisions, Brian handles cases involving: wrongful death; sexual abuse; civil rights violations; product liability; medical malpractice; slip/trip and fall; dog bite; assault/battery; food poisoning; and other injuries as a result of negligence.

When out of town, or in court, Brian’s staff does a tremendous job helping clients in a professional manner.

With regard to injury cases, Brian does not charge a fee unless the case is won.

Brian is married to his wonderful wife and has four beautiful children. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, golf and spending time with his family.

Areas Of Practice

  • Car Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Sexual Abuse

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2004


  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • J.D.
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Marion County Bar Association, Vice President, 2018
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • Oregon State Bar, 2004
  • American Association of Justice, 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boy Scouts
  • Church Youth Group


  • English
  • Spanish