Jeremy’s practice focuses on the defense of personal injury and commercial liquor liability claims. He also defends insurance carriers and their clients in liquor liability cases.
Professional Background. Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Jeremy was a law clerk in the Trial Division, Torts and Employment section of the Oregon Department of Justice and remained employed there until his completion of law school. During Jeremy’s third year of law school, he participated in the prosecution clinic, prosecuting misdemeanor offenses in Douglas County Circuit Court. Since joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Jeremy has defended a wide variety of personal injury cases with an emphasis on defending liquor liability claims for bars and taverns.
Jeremy successfully settled a case involving a catastrophic injury to a pedestrian requiring over $600,000 in medical expenses for significantly under policy limits; saving the carrier over $300,000. Jeremy also represented a tavern in eastern Oregon in a wrongful death claim aiming for assault by intoxicated patrons that led to the death of another patron. Jeremy successfully settled that claim at early mediation.