2015 ORS 87.445¹
Attorney’s lien upon actions and judgments

An attorney has a lien upon actions, suits and proceedings after the commencement thereof, and judgments, orders and awards entered therein in the client’s favor and the proceeds thereof to the extent of fees and compensation specially agreed upon with the client, or if there is no agreement, for the reasonable value of the services of the attorney. [1975 c.648 §59 (enacted in lieu of 87.495); 2003 c.576 §338]

Notes of Decisions

Where there was no evidence in record that clients expected to be accountable for fees of attorney associated with lead counsel and agree­ment was that lead counsel would pay associated attorneys, lien for reasonable value of associate's services as measured by quantum meruit did not arise under this sec­tion. Hohn v. Oregon Physicians' Service, 786 F2d 1353 (1985)

Pay­ment of settle­ment amount by defendant to plaintiff does not excuse defendant from liability for attorney's lien by plaintiff's attorney. Potter v. Schlesser Co., Inc., 335 Or 209, 63 P3d 1172 (2003)

Lien is charge on ac­tion, suit or pro­ceed­ing, not on proceeds derived from ac­tion, suit or pro­ceed­ing. Pereira v. Thompson, 230 Or App 640, 217 P3d 236 (2009)

Law Review Cita­tions

27 WLR 891 (1991)

Law Review Cita­tions

27 WLR 891 (1991)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 87—Statutory Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors087.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 87, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano087.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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