From Insurance Lawyer to Personal Injury Attorney Fighting for the Injured

Shane Reed Personal Injury AttorneyTwenty-five years ago, our law firm’s founder, Shane Reed, was working as an insurance lawyer at a large insurance defense law firm, and he was hating it. He witnessed many abuses committed by insurance companies: legal snares that crushed otherwise valid personal injury claims, claims adjusters lulled them into a sense of trust then schemed against the minute they hung up the phone, innocent victims manipulated.

Shane learned many of these insurance lawyer “skills.” But he loathed being a pawn for Big-Insurance, playing against accident victims who were already hurting and vulnerable.

The tipping point came when, during a deposition, Shane drove an elderly injury victim to tears, dismantling a valid personal injury claim. Despite Shane’s law firm praising his performance, he couldn’t shake the memory of the man’s face reverberating on the drive back to the office. And that day, during that very drive, he decided to leave the world of insurance defense and become a staunch advocate for justice.

He switched lanes and took the exit to go home instead. His wife and kids were surprised to see him so early.

Shane broke the news to his family that he wanted to quit his job. He said to them, “I didn’t spend seven years in college, accumulate thousands of dollars of debt to do terrible things like this to decent people.” His wife wasn’t surprised; she’d seen it coming for months.

Two weeks later Shane was cleaning out the desk in his corner office. He left the guaranteed income, the firm’s box seats at baseball stadiums, and the prospect of a rich partnership to solely focus on injury victims and their families.

And he took with him the ability to work against the insurance companies, their lawyers. At Reed Law Firm, Shane’s strategic approach utilizes this understanding, empowering personal injury accident victims to fight back and secure the justice they deserve. Choose Shane Reed Law Firm as your trusted Oregon personal injury attorney.