Litigation has been the basis of the practice of Rudy Lachenmeier and Jay Enloe since the mid-70s, when each began their practice in a small established litigation firm in Portland, Oregon. They have tried hundreds of cases to verdict, in the Portland area and in many of the counties of Western and Central Oregon. The majority of the time this has been as the attorney representing the defendant, although acting as counsel for plaintiffs has always been a part of their practice. In the process, they have learned what facts and positions juries respond to for plaintiffs, as well as what juries respond to for defendants. They feel they have the skills to represent parties on either side of a matter in dispute.
In their role as attorney for one of the parties to a matter, Rudy Lachenmeier and Jay Enloe see their role as arriving at a resolution as would likely be dispensed by a jury, but with an eye on the costs of litigation and with efforts made to resolve the matter without the expense and risk of a jury trial when possible. As such, they look for opportunities to recommend resolution short of trial to the client, but if resolution without trial cannot be achieved, they look forward to asking a jury at trial to dispense justice.