About Brad Schrock

Brad Schrock is an attorney in Beaverton, OR, specializing in business law, wills & estate planning, and personal injury claims. Practicing law since 1987, Brad is a member of the Oregon and Washington State Bars. His experience spans domestic and international transactions and he even speaks conversational Japanese.

Spousal Support in Oregon (Alimony)

A common question in divorces is whether one of the spouses is entitled to spousal support in Oregon (spousal support is Oregon’s terminology for alimony). An additional related question is how the court is going to determine the amount of spousal support to award. Oregon recognizes three primary types of spousal support. These are 1) [...]

By |2019-06-07T18:28:09+00:00June 7th, 2019|Alimony, Divorce, Spousal support|Comments Off on Spousal Support in Oregon (Alimony)

Pet Trusts – Planning for Pets

Schrock Law Office does estate planning for pets, including pet trusts! Many people, understandably, want to make provisions for their pets as part of their estate plan. But, because pets are considered personal property in Oregon and Washington, a you cannot just will money or property to your pet. But there are ways to provide [...]

By |2017-08-25T17:58:30+00:00August 25th, 2017|animal law, Estate Planning, pet trusts, pets|Comments Off on Pet Trusts – Planning for Pets

Supreme Court Says Rock Group “The Slants” Can Trademark Name

In a recent case shooting down the trademark disparagement clause, U.S. Supreme Court has held that the rock band “The Slants” have the right to a trademark on their name. The opinion in the case, Matal v. Tam, was issued on June 19, 2017. The case is important because it concerns the application of the [...]

By |2017-08-25T18:57:46+00:00August 25th, 2017|trademark, trademark disparagement clause|Comments Off on Supreme Court Says Rock Group “The Slants” Can Trademark Name

Oregon’s Law on Non-Competition Agreements – A Brief Overview

A. Introduction A noncompetition agreement in the employment context is a contract under which the employee agrees not to compete against the employer for a specified period, usually within a specified geographic area. Although a noncompetition agreement can be a separate agreement, non-competition clauses are often part of a broader employment contract. The use of [...]

By |2017-05-13T23:47:15+00:00May 11th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Oregon’s Law on Non-Competition Agreements – A Brief Overview

Uninsured Motorist Coverage Claims

In Oregon, every motor vehicle bodily injury liability policy must contain uninsured motorist coverage in an amount of at least $25,000. The amount must be the same as the limit for bodily injury liability, unless the insured elects lower limits, but the amount must at least be the minimum required.  The coverage is actually an [...]

By |2017-05-13T23:52:21+00:00May 11th, 2017|Auto Accident Injuries|Comments Off on Uninsured Motorist Coverage Claims

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Oregon

In December, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court recognized the tort of negligent infliction of emotional distress without a physical impact. Philibert v. Kluser, 360 OR 698 (2016). This was a change. Since 1986, Oregon law has been clear that Oregon follows the “impact” test, that required a physical impact in order to recover for emotional [...]

By |2017-05-13T23:56:22+00:00February 13th, 2017|Auto Accident Injuries, General, Injury Attorney, Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury Protection|Comments Off on Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Oregon

Wrongful death actions in Oregon

In Oregon, wrongful death actions are governed by statute. The people that may bring a wrongful death action include spouses, children and parents of the deceased. The action is brought by the personal representative of the decedent for the benefit of such person or persons. Also included are step children and step parents, and person(s) [...]

By |2017-05-14T00:05:05+00:00November 29th, 2016|General, Lawsuit, Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury Protection, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Wrongful death actions in Oregon

Invasion of Personal Privacy

Today virtually everyone is carrying around cell phone/computers in their pockets, and has the ability to take pictures or videos at any time. This allows them to surreptitiously record images in locker rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms or other private settings. Further, stories abound in the media about people putting sex videos of celebrities or their former [...]

By |2017-05-14T00:12:10+00:00November 21st, 2016|Business Law, General|Comments Off on Invasion of Personal Privacy

Employers Should Consider Non-Solicitation Agreements

Non-solicitation agreements are very useful tools for many employers. A non-solicitation agreement contains language that prevents a departing employee from soliciting business from customers of the employer for a period of time. It may also prevent the departing employee from soliciting employees of the company for a period of time. The non-solicitation provisions may also [...]

By |2017-05-14T00:17:56+00:00October 22nd, 2016|Business Law, Confidentiality Agreement, General, Non-Competition, Non-Competition Agreement, Non-Solicitation Agreements|Comments Off on Employers Should Consider Non-Solicitation Agreements

Insurance Commission complaints provide new leverage in Oregon

Insurance commission complaints are subject to public disclosure beginning January 1, 2016. This will provide more transparency, and increase leverage against insurance companies that engage in unfair settlement practices. As background, there has existed in Oregon an unfair claims settlement practices statutes. Looking at some of the key provisions that would apply in a normal [...]

By |2017-05-14T00:20:42+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Business Law, General, Insurance Law, Insurance Legislation, Unfair Settlement Practices|Comments Off on Insurance Commission complaints provide new leverage in Oregon
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