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Attorney James Dodge of Portland, OR; repeat offender

The state of Oregon provided James Dodge with a law license in 1983.
The Oregon State Bar found James guilty of the following misconduct
  1. Failed to comply with the rules of a tribunal
  2. Failed to provide competent representation (moron)
  3. Acted in a negligent manner
In one matter, Brian Newman hired James to collect workers’ compensation benefits from his employer. Subsequently, James and his client participated in the mediation of Newman’s claims. Prior to mediation, James, Newman and Newman’s employer executed a Mediation Confidentiality Agreement that called for all communications to remain confidential. In addition, Oregon law provides that communications in any medication regarding a claim for workers’ compensation benefits are confidential.
Later on, the employer made a substantial monetary offer to settle Newman’s claims, but he rejected the offer. James then agreed to represent Newman in a proceeding before the Civil Rights Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) concerning the employment discrimination claims Newman raised in the workers’ compensation mediation. BOLI then performed an investigation to determine the merits of Newman’s claims.
Subsequently, James knowingly disclosed to BOLI’s investigator that Newman’s employed had offered to settle his employment claims, including his discrimination claims. James also disclosed the specific amount of the employer’s settlement officer.
As a consequence of his misconduct, the apologists for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Oregon Supreme Court punished James by gifting him with a complimentary reprimand.
As one would suspect, this wasn’t James’ First bite at the Attorney Misfit Apple Tree. Mike previously received a complimentary 90-day suspension of his law license for engaging in the following misconduct.
  1. Engaged in fraud, deceit, dishonesty or misrepresentation
  2. Engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice
  3. Failed to maintain complete records of client’s funds
  4. Failed to promptly pay funds due and owing to client
  5. Failed to provide competent representation (moron)
  6. Neglected a legal matter entrusted to him
  7. Failed to carry out a contract of employment
As we speak (ca. March 2013) James practices with Dodge & U’Ren LLC at 825 NE 20th Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

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