Founder and Attorney
Before he began fighting for workers hurt on the job, James served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He founded Guinn Law in 1993 after receiving his law degree (J.D.) at Lewis & Clark Law School. James also grew up in a home where working-class struggle was the norm. He offers a strong shoulder to lean on along with the drive and experience to fight the system—and win. Originally from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, James enjoys extreme wilderness hiking and fly-fishing as much as any native Oregonian. You can call him Jim.
James Guinn was there for me when I was going through one of the most difficult times of my life. Dealing with workers’ compensation and the court system was very trying and discouraging at times. I knew James had my back and was doing everything in his power to fight for me, which made the process all that easier.
Jim was very straightforward about my case and even helped me get back to work sooner than I thought I could. I was able to get back to work quickly on top of winning my case. He’s kind, informative, and always there.
I had an on-the-job back injury, and workers’ compensation said they wouldn’t cover treatment. Jim fought for me and I was able to get treatment, compensation, and also coverage through my long term disability insurance.