Roy Williams - Personal Injury Attorney

Roy Dwyer

Senior Partner

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Roy Dwyer began practicing law 50 years ago because he wanted to help the underdog. A particularly aggressive attorney who has won tens of millions of dollars for his clients, Roy has been guided by one goal – to hold individuals and corporations accountable for careless and negligent acts that injure or kill innocent people. Now, decades later, his wisdom, razor-sharp legal acumen, and dedication to his clients have made Roy one of the top personal injury attorneys in the Northwest.

Roy has grown his practice to six offices across the state of Oregon and taken hundreds of cases to verdict. In 1982, Roy decided to practice exclusively in the area of personal injury law. He’s argued numerous cases before the Oregon Supreme Court and has decades of experience handling cases of medical malpractice, car crashes, workplace accidents, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death. In short, Roy has seen just about everything.

In his distinguished career, Roy has earned a slate of awards including the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Member award. He has also served in leadership roles for legal professional organizations at the state and national levels.

Roy’s path to building a successful practice is far from typical. He began his career in 1949 when he quit high school at 16 years old to enlist in the United States Air Force. While in the military, Roy earned his GED and, after four years of service, found himself stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. Eager to further his education, he enrolled at the University of Alaska and later transferred to the University of Oregon, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1959. This ambitious young man went to law school immediately, finished in 1962, and promptly opened his own law firm in Eugene.

Outside of Law
When he’s not putting his bright mind and wealth of knowledge to work for his clients, Roy still seeks adventure. He regularly hikes the Cascades and counts among his more memorable treks The Grand Canyon, the High Sierras, Nepal, and the Great Wall of China. Traveling the world is one of his great joys, but his passion for globe-trekking is trumped by his love for his wife, four children, and seven grandchildren.
I am very happy with DWC Attorneys and the staff that kept me informed of the progress of my case. I also appreciated Roy Dwyer taking time to come to our home to talk with me after my first phone call, since I was in the healing stages after the car accident.
Shirley A.