Most Trusted Portland Mesothelioma Law Firm

Our Office in downtown Portland and serves the city and all of the state of Oregon
  • We’ve won more than $xx won for our Portland mesothelioma clients
  • More than xx successful Portland asbestos exposure cases
  • Dozens of Portland industries exposed local workers to asbestos
  • From shipyards on the Willamette to local factories, local companies used asbestos for decades
  • We researched 50+ Portland job sites known for asbestos and hundreds more across Oregon

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Who We Are

Bergman Draper Oslund was founded in Seattle in 1995 then saw a need for our services in nearby Portland and opened a second office there. The Pacific Northwest and hard-working people of Portland were exposed to asbestos for decades and deserve committed advocates. Our Portland Mesothelioma Practice is solely devoted to mesothelioma claims, and as a result, we are experts in this complex area of law.

We stand out from other Portland asbestos firms because mesothelioma suits are all we do. That means our clients benefit from our deep expertise and 25 years’ experience in this niche area of law. We know the courts, local laws, and have compiled extensive research on Portland job sites known for asbestos. Your case benefits from our decades of experience with asbestos cases.

We have a small Oregon mesothelioma law firm, so you’re assured personal and attentive service. You will be assigned a small team that is committed to your case and will see it through with you. If you sit for a deposition or a court date, an attorney you know, and trust will be at your side. We communicate transparently and answer your questions at any time. We are always available to you.

Our Portland Mesothelioma Attorneys

Our attorneys consist of an exclusive expert team known for winning high profile Supreme Court cases against companies like Pfizer. The law firm partners shown below offer mesothelioma legal representation second to none in the USA.


As a founder of the firm, Matthew Bergman, is respected in the Portland legal community and has 25 years of experience devoted to mesothelioma clients. He testified before Congress on asbestos exposure and victim rights. He is an active philanthropist devoted to many causes. He is also an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland and serves as a trustee of Reed College in Portland.



Glenn Draper works closely with veterans with mesothelioma and is himself a veteran. He devoted the last decade of his career strictly to asbestos exposure law and has been designated a “Quiet Hero” for his devotion to pro bono clients that otherwise would have no voice. He has handled numerous mesothelioma cases in Oregon.



Vanessa Oslund is a firm partner with more than a decade dedicated to protecting the rights of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure victims. One of her specialites is “take home” mesothelioma cases where workers unknowingly exposed loved ones withasbestos fibers brought home on their clothing and person.



For close to a decade, Chandler Udo has been fighting for asbestos exposure victims’ rights. Chandler is an expert at trial litigation of product liability cases. He has won significant settlements in court as well as negotiated settlements for mesothelioma victims.

Areas Served

Our Portland office is in downtown Portland in the Standard Insurance Center building on 5th Avenue, across the street from the Multnomah County Courthouse.

Our address is 900 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, Portland, Oregon 97204, and we’re just a short one block from the Pioneer Place MAX Station. Public parking is available at City Center Parking and the nearby Metropolitan Garage, among others.

One of the first things we do is gather information on your work and medical history. From there, we dig into our job site research to begin processing your claim. There are hundreds of job sites in Oregon identified for asbestos exposure to works. Here are just a few of the Portland work sites we’ve confirmed for asbestos exposure:

  • Albertsons
  • Albina Shipyard
  • Grace Line & Steamship Company
  • Gunderson Shipyard
  • Oregon Steel Mills
  • Portland Airport
  • Portland State University
  • Safeway Stores
  • Swan Island Shipyard
  • Techtronics
  • Vermiculite Northwest Plant
  • Veterans Hospital
  • Willamette Shipyard
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • WE Smith & Sons
  • Oregon Technical Institute

Portland Mesothelioma Settlement/Case Worth

Mesothelioma victims in Portland want and deserve answers about why and who exposed them to the asbestos that caused their disease. When you work with Bergman Draper Oslund, we advocate for you and try to find the answers that you want and need about your health and diagnosis.

Financial compensation will not restore your health but can help with practical matters such as paying for medical treatment and providing financial reassurance for your loved ones. We will work hard to get the best compensation for your asbestos exposure case.

We begin with a free case evaluation to give you an idea of what you can expect from your mesothelioma claim. Then we meet with you to discuss the process and get detailed information from you to start your Portland mesothelioma claim and give you our estimate of your case worth.


So far, we have won at trial or negotiated more than $700 million for mesothelioma victims. We will devote ourselves to getting the best outcome for your claim while serving as part of your support network while you navigate the complexities of your mesothelioma diagnosis.

Our Portland clients appreciate our dedication to their case. We will pursue your case all the way to a trial verdict if necessary but claims often settle out of court. While no amount of money can ever repay the damage that asbestos exposure did to you, compensation does offer some financial reassurance to you and your loved ones.

Some of the recent Portland settlements won by the Bergman Draper Oslund team include:

  • $8.5 million dollar verdict for a man who was exposed to asbestos containing joint compound
  • $1.7 million to a Swan Island Shipyard repair worker diagnosed at 61
  • $1.6 million to an Electric Steel foundry worker diagnosed at age 66
  • $1.4 million to a Crown Zellerbach assembly line worker diagnosed at 63
  • $1.1 million to a Lloyd Center fire sprinkler installer diagnosed at age 70

The Bergman Draper Oslund team was also key in two multi-client settlements against Halliburton for $4.3 billion and $5.1 billion against Owens Corning.


Client Testimonials

Jim Bullis: The lawyers at Bergman Draper really know their stuff

Jim Bullis was exposed to asbestos working in several different trades. The legal team at Bergman Draper Oslund was able to provide financial security to Jim and his wife Judy after Jim’s mesothelioma diagnosis.

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Sue Harvey Thanks Matthew Bergman

Sue is really grateful to Matt Bergman (Seattle Mesothelioma Attorney of Bergman Draper Oslund Firm), because he helped the family in terms of any legal issue for Bryan's case.

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Cliff and Roxann Appreciate Bergman Draper Oslund

Cliff's exposure to Asbestos happens in his workplace in a Telephone Building during the 70s. He doesn't feel any signs and symptoms for Mesothelioma until last year. He was not ready with the diagnosis.

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Curt Channing Values Bergman Draper Oslund

Mr. Channing thought that the pain on his left side was a back problem, until his doctor told him that he has something wrong in his left lung. The diagnosis is a shock to him.

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