Jury Verdicts

Mike Bloom’s Results

Significant cases
(Click on the case name to read more to read more about the case)

Gold v. Curtiss and Wildish, — Employers Liability

  • Injuries: Death
  • Insurer’s highest offer: $300,000
  • The Jury’s verdict: $2,755,931

Lutz v. State of Oregon and Lincoln Co. Mental Health, — Medical Malpractice

  • Injuries:   Death
  • Insurer’s highest offer   $ -0-
  • The Jury’s verdict         Post Appeal Confidential Settlement

Boland v. Keller, — Defective Ladder

  • Injuries:   Fractured Cheekbone
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $ -0-
  • The Jury’s verdict:         $660,564

Varin v. City of Portland, — Civil Rights Violation

  • Injuries:   Police violation of Civil Rights
  • Insurer’s highest offer:    $20,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:           $736,430

Automobile Verdicts
(Click on the case name to read more to read more about the case

Measuring Performance:   The size of the verdict alone is not the best measure of performance.  Cases involving significant injuries usually result in larger jury verdicts.

A better measure of performance is whether the jury verdict exceeded the insurance company’s “last” or “highest” offer. If it didn’t, then the injured person was better off taking the insurance company’s “last offer” then going to trial.

Click on the following link for a comparison is a compilation of Multnomah County Automobile Accident Verdicts (PDF), it includes the insurance company’s “last offer.” Mike Bloom’s trials are highlighted in yellow.


Some of my published automobile verdicts:

Howell v. City of Beaverton

  • Injuries:   Multiple injuries
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $200,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:         $1,015,000

Crismon v. Parks

  • Injuries:   Aggravation of Low Back injury
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $15,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:           $72,293

Burdett v. Miller

  • Injuries:   Separated shoulder
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $25,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:         $358,000

Shurtleff v. Potelco,

  • Injuries:   Mid back stain/sprain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $5,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:         $25,000

Witt v. Liberty Mutual Insurance,

  • Injuries:   Neck, herniated disk
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $72,500
  • The Jury’s verdict:         $302,130

Gold v. Curtiss and Wildish,

  • Injuries:   Death
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $300,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:         $2,755,931

Benham v. Farmers Insurance Co.

  • Injuries:   Neck injury, aggravation of migraines
  • Insurer’s highest offer:     $10,000
  • Arbitration Award            $110,834

Moe v. Progressive Insurance Co.

  • Injuries:  Low back, neck, sprain/strain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:    $25,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:          $227,462

Hardy v. Ariniello,

  • Injuries:   Low back strain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:     $13,406
  • The Jury’s verdict:           $103,777

Doty v. American Family

  • Injuries:   Leg (IT band injury)
  • Insurer’s highest offer:     $20,000
  • The Arbitration award:    $117,135

Menger v. State Farm Insurance

  • Injuries:   Neck and back strain/sprain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:      $25,000
  • The Arbitration award:    $267,751

Bowen v. Lopez

  • Injuries:   Neck and back strain/sprain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $4,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:         $57,656

York v. Paakkonen

  • Injuries:   Aggravation of Low Back injury
  • Insurer’s highest offer:    $5,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:           $45,383

Johnson v. Roberts

  • Injuries:   Eye injury — permanent floaters
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $4,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:         $35,000

Finn v. Fielder

  • Injuries:  Low back strain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:      $ -0-
  • The Jury’s verdict:      $36,808

Ratliff v. Trimet

  • Injuries:  Low back strain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:      $ -0-
  • The Jury’s verdict:       $37,994

Moss v. Farmers Insurance Co.

  • Injuries:   Neck soft tissue injuries and migraines
  • Insurer’s highest offer:   $5,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:       $155,000

Stites v. Farnsworth

  • Injuries:  Jaw pain, headaches
  • Insurer’s highest offer:  $15,100
  • The Jury’s verdict:          $41,965

Fresk v. Kraemer

  • Injuries:  Neck, soft tissue
  • Insurer’s highest offer:    $3,806
  • The Jury’s verdict:          $38,637

Bogdan v. Whittler

  • Injuries:  Fractured hip
  • Insurer’s highest offer:     $75,000
  • Jury Verdict:                $118,613

Sequine v. Harris

  • Injuries:  Low back and neck sprain/strain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:     $21,500
  • The Jury’s verdict:          $105,000

Bowman v. Griggs

  • Injuries:  Low back strain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:     $30,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:            $37,994

Dennis v. Snegirev, et al

  • Injuries:  Sprained Ankle
  • Insurer’s highest offer:     $15,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:            $37,500

Rapp v. Waites

  • Injuries:  Fractured Arm
  • Insurer’s highest offer:      $8,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:            $20,000

Petrick v. Raz.

  • Injuries:  Fractured arm
  • Insurer’s highest offer:      $7,500
  • The Jury’s verdict:            $20,074

Wickersham v. Dutton

  • Injuries:  Low back sprain/strain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:    $18,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:           $26,880

Heuker v. Knight

  • Injuries:  Shoulder injury
  • Insurer’s highest offer:     $19,000
  • The Jury’s verdict:            $50,000

Hovey v. Davis

  • Injuries:  Low back strain
  • Insurer’s highest offer:     $-0-
  • The Jury’s verdict:        $11,617

Harris v. Progressive Insurance

  • Injuries:  Fractured ankle
  • Insurer’s highest offer:      $-0-
  • The Jury’s verdict:       $62,500