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James L. Francesconi

Partner

Phone: (503) 225-0777

: jfrancesconi@hk-law.com

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Background

Jim Francesconi attended University of Oregon and Stanford University, becoming licensed to practice law in the state of Oregon in 1978.  After law school, Jim started his own litigation firm handling personal injury cases for 18 years.  Jim has an extensive history of successfully litigating and negotiating settlements on behalf of clients in a variety of cases involving catastrophic personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, wrongful death, and construction worksite injuries.

In 1997, Jim was elected to the Portland City Council, where he served for 8 years.  His responsibilities included managing Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Department of Transportation and Fire & Emergency Services.

Following his public service, Jim joined the firm of Haglund Kelley to once again focus on personal injury and medical negligence claims.  He is involved with assisting education institutions, such as Portland Community College, as they seek to expand their scholarships, facilities and services.

Representative Work (Personal Injury)

  • $1,000,000 policy limits settlement for a fall resulting in a cervical spine fracture;
  • $1,000,000 policy limits settlement for a minor who sustained a spinal cord injury
    in a fall from a trampoline;
  • $1,050,000 settlement, medical negligence for failure to timely diagnose spinal cord
    compression resulting in permanent nerve damage;
  • $   900,000 settlement, products liability claim against a chemical company for failing
    to secure industrial detergent from a child in a restaurant;
  • $   700,000 settlement, medical negligence, failure to timely diagnose breast cancer;
  • $   500,000 settlement during arbitration, medical negligence/wrongful death, failure to diagnose and treat fatal blood clot;
  • $   140,000 jury verdict, personal injury, slip and fall against building owner;
  • $   125,000 jury verdict, personal injury, bicycle accident;
  • $   460,000 settlement, medical negligence for failure to timely diagnose herniated 
    lumbar disk resulting in permanent gait disturbance and nerve damage;
  • $   350,000 settlement, wrongful death/medical negligence for failure to diagnose heart attack;
  • $   250,000 policy limits settlement, motor vehicle accident resulting in back surgery;
  • $   250,000 policy limits settlement, motor vehicle accident resulting in shoulder surgery;
  • $   250,000 policy limits settlement, motor vehicle accident resulting in back surgery;
  • $   100,000 policy limits settlement, motor vehicle accident resulting in shoulder surgery;
  • $   100,000 policy limits settlement, motor vehicle accident resulting in fractured leg;

Related Articles and News

Jim Francesconi, The future of Oregon: State needs synergy of politics, industry, education, Oregonian,


Professional Activities and Affiliations/Community Involvement:

Jim is a member of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, the St. Andrew Nativity School Board, and the World Affairs Council.  Additionally, he represents the Pacific Northwest Council of Carpenters and has led an effort to improve and expand the construction workforce, to diversify the construction trades, and to create uniform community benefit agreements for workers and owners.

James L. Francesconi

Practice Areas


Admitted To Practice

  • Oregon State Bar

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon
  • B.A., Humanities, Stanford University

Professional Recognition

  • Skanner’s Drum Major for Justice Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rated - highest rating for ethics and legal ability

Professional Membership

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Oregon State Bar