Brian Branch

Lake & Hart

About Brian Branch

I primarily represent injured workers throughout Oregon who have been denied workers' compensation benefits. I have practiced on both the defense and claimant sides of the bar and understand how insurance companies tend to operate. I enjoy tackling complex medical and legal issues, and strive to achieve the best possible results for my clients.In addition I have a unique background in real estate. I formerly worked for my family's real estate business as a licensed real estate broker engaged in residential real property transactions. I was also previously employed as a county attorney in Crook County and provided legal guidance with respect to local government real property actions. I utilize these diverse experiences to understand the needs of my clients and to aggressively pursue their interests in real property transactional matters and litigation.When I am not practicing law I am kept busy and entertained by my wife, Mary Beth, and my two young children - Houston and Garnet. I also enjoy attending Oregon Duck football games and volunteering in the community.


Work experience

Lake & Hart
Attorney | 2014 - Present
SAIF Corporation
Trial Counsel | 2011 - 2014
Represented SAIF Corporation and its insureds in all aspects of Oregon workers' compensation law. Represented clients at administrative contested case hearings. Generated expert medical testimony through telephone conferences, correspondence, and depositions. Drafted legal briefs, memoranda, corresp...
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Associate Attorney | 2010 - 2011
Represented employers and insurers in all aspects of workers' compensation and OSHA defense. Conducted physician and witness interviews. Drafted legal briefs, memoranda, and settlement documents. Requested and reviewed discovery. Negotiated claim settlements.


University of Oregon School of Law
J.D. (2007), Law | 2004 - 2007
University of Oregon
(2004) Political Science | 2001 - 2004


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