Areas of Practice
Commercial & Personal Injury Litigation
Incapacity & Estate Planning
Long Term Care Planning
Probate, Estate & Trust Administration
Small Business Counseling
University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration and Management, Marketing Concentration
McCarthy Law Firm, LLC was formed by Stephen P. McCarthy, an experienced civil litigation attorney with an impeccable record in successfully representing individuals, small businesses and corporations over the last 30 years.
During his nearly 20 year tenure at a large, prestigious firm in Portland, Oregon, Stephen represented parties to commercial disputes and litigation, policyholders and insurers with insurance coverage matters, personal injury litigation, creditors’ rights, construction contractors’ services, probate, and estate and trust litigation.
While still working with clients in need of business and personal representation, it is because of his passion for helping those dealing with guardianship, conservatorship, incapacity issues, and probate that led Stephen to open his own law firm. After acting as a caregiver for a terminally-ill loved one, facing personal tragedy, and being on the “client-side” of difficult situations and decisions, Stephen found his calling: an obligation to empower people with the information they need to make the best decisions for loved ones who are unable to make choices for themselves.
McCarthy Law Firm was established so other people can benefit from not only Stephen’s significant legal knowledge, training and experience but also the empathy and understanding that only those who have been faced with a loved one who has a chronic illness, becomes incapacitated and is facing death can have.
One of the primary purposes of the McCarthy Law Firm is to be a caring, empathetic advocate who guides, assists, advises, and puts in place legal tools that will allow family members to do what their loved one cannot do for themselves, while protecting family members from the hardship, financial stress and grief that can occur when those tools are not in place.
If disagreements or legal disputes among family members arise after a loved one has passed, Stephen has direct personal and professional experience – as a personal representative, a law firm client and a mediator – to help resolve those emotional issues, while trying to preserve family relationships.
In all areas of practice, it is the goal of McCarthy Law Firm to work with clients to make complicated situations and decisions as simple as possible.
Insurance Law, Ch. 25 – Personal and Advertising Injury Liability Coverage
Oregon State Bar
A summary of the legal principles and cases governing claims made under the Personal and Advertising and Personal Injury coverage provided by a Commercial General Liability Policy.
Damages, Ch. 27 – Construction Contracts
Oregon State Bar
A summary of the legal principles and cases governing damages arising from a material breach of a construction contract.
Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice, Ch. 14 – Third Party Practice
Oregon State Bar
A summary of the legal principles and cases governing the joining of third party defendants to a lawsuit filed in Oregon state courts.
COMMUNITY & CHARITY INVOLVEMENT
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
International Myeloma Foundation