Steven Cade is a seasoned veteran of courts at every level. Whether at trial or on appeal, Steven makes the complex comprehensible. Whether working with creditors or debtors, those who have been wronged, or those who have been wrongly brought into a lawsuit, Steven has the granular knowledge of Oregon law and procedure that leads to just outcomes for his clients.
Steven’s years as a construction litigator brought him into contact with many insurance issues. The grammatical and lexicographical challenges of insurance litigation in turn strengthened his ability to make persuasive arguments based on statutory text and context which Oregon courts need. Construction litigation also led to injury litigation and products litigation, two areas where Steven has spent a lot of time. Lately, Steven has developed expertise in defending against and collecting judgments in complex cases, including two landmark appellate decisions in that field.
Judges and juries have to be both motivated and enabled to decide a case in a client’s favor. Without a cogent legal argument, a judge will simply not rule in your favor, even with sympathetic facts. Likewise, a debtor who has a legal reason to avoid a foreclosure must also show the decision maker why she deserves to be given a second chance. Steven’s legal philosophy thus focuses on developing favorable facts and honing legal hooks for each case he handles.
Much of Steven’s perseverance comes from his background. An Eagle Scout who spent his junior year of high school as a Rotary exchange student in Thailand, Steven joined the US Army Infantry in 2003, where he learned to hit the ground running.