About Us

Excellence in all legal matters is the pursuit of Mr. Petrowsky for all his clients. His goal is to become a trusted advisor to each and every client and learn every aspect of the clients’ requirements, opportunities and challenges.

Mr. Petrowsky does not run a multi-specialty practice, but practices law in a few narrow areas so as to keep his expertise vibrant and his understanding of his practice areas current.


Areas of Practice

FAMILY LAW
It’s an experienced and attentive attorney who can face with you the tough issues associated with custody, and property disputes. You need an attorney who understands the process and protects what is important to you. Mr. Petrowsky is concerned about your future and the future of your children. When times are difficult and uncertain, you need an attorney that knows his way around the courthouse. Experience matters! He is well known in the community and has litigated family law cases in both the trial and appellate levels.

INJURIES
If you’ve been injured in an accident you need help. The legal process is complicated and a fair insurance settlement is difficult to obtain. Mr. Petrowsky has handled hundreds of accident claims, knows the law, and understands the insurance companies. Having previously worked at one of the large liability insurance carriers for a dozen years he knows the claims process and what it takes to shake out a fair deal from the insurance companies. Pre-litigation mediation is where often the best results are obtained and Mr. Petrowsky is well known as a paramount mediator. If litigation is necessary you can be assured your case will receive the advocacy it deserves.

Mr. Petrowsky has handled a vast number of cases involving injuries and suffering from auto, bicycle, motorcycle, pedestrian, slip & fall, premises liability, boating, construction site, other accidents, and animal attack.  These clients were well compensated for their trauma, scarring, neck and back injuries, burn injuries, brain injuries, memory loss, hearing loss, vision loss, fractures, surgeries, lifelong injuries, paralysis, and other injuries, and wrongful death of loved ones.

TORT CLAIMS
Though the causes vary, the result always needs to be to get you back to as good or even a better circumstance than you were in before you were wronged. Mr. Petrowsky is well experienced in handling cases resulting from slander, libel, defamation, trespass, fraud, negligence, property damage, sexual misconduct, toxic substances, nuisance, emotional distress, dangerous activities, products liability, and timber claims, to name a few. Tort claims and tort litigation can go many different directions and if you’ve been damaged by another you need an attorney who can hold the responsible party liable. Mr. Petrowsky is well experienced and has walked the road with many clients having tort damages and have represented their best interests.


Published Cases
In the Matter of the Marriage of Waller; 202 Or. App. 498; 123 P.3d 310. Bekos v. Providence Health Plan; 334 F.Supp.2d 1248.

Admissions
Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
Supreme Court of the United States of America

Education
Doctorate of Juris Prudence, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, 2000.
Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, California State University, Northridge, 1987.

Professional Memberships
Multnomah County Bar Association.
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Volunteer
Mr. Petrowsky, in addition to his law practice, takes an active role in his family and community.  He loves and enjoys time with his wife and five children.  He serves actively with ministerial duties in his church congregation.  He is also active in square dancing and is a leading member of the Hillsboro Hoedown Square Dancing Club.  He is a local leader with the Boy Scouts of America.  He often finds himself with his family and friends enjoying camping, hiking, backpacking, river rafting, fishing, reading, and traveling.