What To Expect
People who need a personal injury lawyer are often facing some of the most troubling, difficult, and challenging days of their lives. A personal injury, even a relatively mild one, can be stressful and confusing. Lost wages, significant medical expenses, and diminished earning capacity can all have a serious impact. Add to this the difficulties faced with losing a vehicle and an experienced, qualified attorney who focuses on assisting clients facing these issues will provide peace of mind and a reduction of the impact this event will have upon your life.
We understand this impact and have years of experience guiding and counseling people through the personal injury process. Because of our experience, we know how to handle your case. Whether you have suffered a catastrophic injury, lost a loved one in a tragic fatal accident, been the victim of medical malpractice or been hurt in a car accident, we can help you.
Our staff of experienced attorneys and paralegals will provide the expertise and time your particular matter demands. There is no “small case” for our law firm. Each case deserves and receives special attention to enable our clients to receive compensation.
Douglas F. Angell has been admitted to practice law in the State of Oregon since 1993. After acting as General Counsel for a large highway construction and trucking company in Coos Bay, Oregon, he moved his family to Portland in 1996 where he began his private practice. Doug has been preparing estate planning documents since 1996.
Doug has always enjoyed visiting the Southwest desert with his wife and children. So, after nearly 30 years of practice in Oregon, he made the leap to become a fully licensed attorney in the State of Arizona in 2021. Doug has worked hard to familiarize himself with the nuances between Oregon and Arizona law over the last several years to be able to provide quality legal services to Arizona residents.
Doug is also admitted to practice law in federal court.
Doug has handled hundreds of personal injury cases through Settlement Conferences, Mediation, Arbitration and Jury Trial. Doug has also been a member of the Washington County Arbitration Panel for over twenty years serving as an arbitrator in many cases. In 2019 Doug became a Pro Tem Circuit Court Judge in Washington County, Oregon. He assumes the bench 2 to 4 times each month where he has adjudicated many trials. This unique experience of acting as the decision maker enables Doug to bring an objective view to difficult matters. All clients will be provided straight answers to difficult questions which will enable the client to make informed decisions to best avoid surprises and unwanted results.
Doug and his wife are the proud parents of 3 grown daughters. In his free time, Doug enjoys visiting his children, living in the sunshine, hiking in the desert, golfing, skiing, hunting, fishing or trying any other activity which takes he and his wife into the outdoors.
Doug has been active in the community and supporting the activities of his three beautiful daughters. Volunteer activities have included: Beaverton Rotary Club, Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Board of Directors; Chairman of the Washington County Prime Livestock Association Livestock Auction, Vice President of a recreational soccer club, President of a competitive or “classic” soccer club, and soccer coach.
Washington County Circuit Court Bench-Bar Committee: 2019 to present.
Washington County Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem: 2020 to present.
Washington County Bar Association
Multnomah County Bar Association
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association – President’s Circle
American Association for Justice
State Bar Memberships:
Member: Oregon State Bar
Member: Federal Bar Association, District of Oregon
Member: Arizona State Bar
Washington County Livestock Association
Auction Chairman 2007-2009.
Somerset West Soccer Club – Recreational Soccer Club
Vice-President : 2002-2008.
Team Coach: 2000-2010.
Tualatin Hills United Soccer Club – Competitive Soccer Club
President : 2008-2010. Director at Large: 2019 to present
In his role as President, Mr. Angell oversaw a professional soccer coaching staff of 20, an annual budget of several hundred thousand dollars and the well being of over 400 high level youth soccer players.
Doug’s oldest daughter has happily decide to join the legal field after graduating from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA in 2017 with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensic Science. Lindsey splits her time between the Washington County Probation Office where she works as a Criminal Case Monitor Intern, and our office. Lindsey will tell you that working for her dad is a dream come true for her. Doug will tell you that Lindsey has quickly become a trusted and integral part of the office. Lindsey assists with all matters relating to the Personal Injury Practice and also makes sure all our “back office” responsibilities are handled efficiently.
Lindsey was a member of the Seton Hill University Equestrian team while in college. She still enjoys riding and competing. Lindsey has also become a Crossfit junkie. She attends Crossfit classes most days, and even enjoys competing in local Crossfit events.
Chelsey Meleyco was born in Stockton, California and graduated UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Sociology in 2015. She moved up to Oregon in 2018 with her husband and two cats to pursue a cooler climate and outdoor lifestyle. Her career in law began back in high school while interning for her father’s personal injury firm. She has since worked in library circulation and the wine industry, before returning to an occupation centered around the law as a legal assistant for Douglas Angell. In her free time, she enjoys running half-marathons and riding horses, and relaxing with her husband and two cats at home in Portland.