Stephen Rasmussen

Stephen Rasmussen

Of Counsel

Biography

Expertise Overview
Steve works to defend physicians and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice claims. With over 30 years of experience, he’s able to bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to each claim that he defends. Steve also handles commercial and general liability insurance defense claims.

Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Steve worked for a mid-size law firm in Portland, Oregon defending medical malpractice and professional liability claims. Steve began his legal career in California in 1984 with a general commercial litigation practice, until his return to Oregon in 1988.

Steve handles all aspects of a claim from mediation to trial. He represents clients from both regional and national insurance carriers.

Professional Certification & Accolades

  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, California State Bar
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Western District of California
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • California

Education

  • Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1984
  • Portland State University, B.S., cum laude, 1980
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