The Rosen Law Firm's Advantages

The Rosen Law Firm is made up of two lawyers who, together, offer over 70 years of legal experience. Steve Rosen and Lisa Lear work together on all cases. Decisions and strategies are a product of sometimes vigorous debate that airs out pros and cons, including risks and rewards.  As needed, the firm brings in additional experienced lawyers with specialized skills to work on specific projects within a case.  Steve’s and Lisa’s experience means that time is not spent on training newer lawyers how to handle routine issues or procedures.  

At the request of clients Steve has tried cases to juries in Oregon, Washington and California and argued matters in Alaska, Idaho, Connecticut, Florida, and  Illinois. Experience permits Steve and Lisa to get to the point, saving time and costs. Together they understand state and federal courts, how to try cases, and how to obtain results.

The law firm's digital files make all documents and email available at any time to everyone within the firm without the need to search through paper files.  It also avoids suffering lost, misfiled, or misplaced paper documents, which researchers have reported is the fate of between 11 and 15% of all paper documents.

At the request of the Professional Liability Fund, Oregon’s mandatory provider of primary malpractice insurance for attorneys, Steve wrote Our Paperless World and has taught lawyers how to begin and maintain a paperless filing system.  Law firms in Oregon and California have consulted with Steve on best practices in going paperless. 

Before starting The Rosen Law Firm, Steve practiced in two large firms for 20 years, 2 years in Chicago and 18 in Portland, Oregon.  The Rosen Law Firm maintains the standards of a large firm, but at substantially reduced costs. In place of devoting time to internal law firm committee and management meetings, Steve and Beth move clients’ causes and cases forward.  As Steve has explained at a Continuing Legal Education program sponsored by the Oregon State Bar, “The counter-intuitive thing I found when I left the large firm and started a small firm was that there was suddenly more time each day to be a lawyer.”

Since 1999, the law firm has maintained paperless files. Virtually every document and email the firm creates, sends, or receives is saved in pdf or similar format and then made searchable with text recognition tools.  Scanned documents are then electronically filed using Time Matters, a case management software system. Except for keeping a limited number of original documents that have legal importance, papers that have been scanned are shredded.