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Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys
1022 NW Marshall Street, Suite 450
Portland, OR 97209
United States

Tel: (503) 433-3524
Fax: (503) 433-3524


John grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in English. John graduated from Willamette University School of Law in 1994 where he served as the associate editor of the Willamette Law Review. John is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington and his practice is limited to representing seriously injured people in cases involving defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice and negligence.

John has received several million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients including:

  • $13.9 Million against a garbage truck company that traumatically amputated a man’s leg while crossing in a crosswalk
  • $12.1 Million against the manufacturer of a defective lathe which caused the death of a young man
  • $5.475 Million against the manufacturer of a defective pain medication pump which destroyed the cartilage in a man’s shoulder

John’s verdict against the pain pump manufacturer was the first in the country holding the manufacturers of defective pain pumps responsible for their dangerous products.

John is a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates. Founded in 1972, The Inner Circle of Advocates is an invitation-only group of 100 of the best trial lawyers in America who are selected for their character, experience, and success in the courtroom. The Inner Circle of Advocates was described by The Washington Post as, “A select group of 100 of the nation’s most celebrated trial lawyers” and is recognized as one of the most exclusive groups of attorneys in the nation. Although spread across the country, members work collectively to share experience, skills, and knowledge in pursuit of justice.

John is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He was ranked in the Top 10 Oregon Lawyers by Oregon Super Lawyers and in the Top 10 of Portland’s Best Lawyers by Portland Monthly magazine. John was also named Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year 2012-13 and 2014-15 for plaintiff product liability litigation, and again in 2017 & 2019 for Admiralty and Maritime law.

John is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates; International Society of Barristers; American Association for Justice; Attorney Information Exchange Group; Oregon Trial Lawyers Association; Washington State Association for Justice; and Oregon and Washington State Bar Associations. John has also served as an adjunct professor of Advanced Trial Advocacy at Lewis and Clark Law School.

The Personal Injury Law Practice:

For nearly a decade, the team at Paulson Coletti has represented the interests of accident victims and their families in both Oregon and Washington. We are one of the most respected serious injury law firms in the Pacific Northwest, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients’ voices are heard and justice is secured.

We have handled and pursue a wide variety of personal injury and catastrophic injury cases, including but not limited to:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Boating, Maritime & Jones Act Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury
  • Defective Products
  • Construction Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability

When we take on a case, it is because we truly believe in its merit. We believe in our clients and in their cause. Whatever type of accident you or your loved one was involved in, we are prepared to help.

Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys:

Aggressive, compassionate representation — you deserve no less. Injury victims in Washington and Oregon can find a legal advocate in Paulson Coletti. We are trial attorneys who believe in liberty and justice for all. When we take on a case, we apply this principle so that wrongdoers are held accountable for their actions and the injured get justice.

Charles Paulson, Jane Paulson, and John Coletti pursue only serious and catastrophic injury cases like birth injuries, medical malpractice, truck accidents, and wrongful deaths, and have secured numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. The driving force behind Paulson Coletti is a passion for justice and a passion for people. If you or someone you love has been hurt by the wrongful acts or legal fault of another, you deserve to have your voice heard.

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