David Rosen: Personal Injury Attorney

david rosen is the current president of the oregon state bar. 
he is a founding member and past chair of the deschutes county access to justice committee and past president of the oregon law foundation and deschutes county bar association. david is honored to have been selected to the oregon super lawyers list for the past several years.


David began his career in the legal field in 2001, working as an economist for a large, Washington, D.C. firm on the Department of Justice’s RICO case against the Tobacco companies. David would later be hired by that same firm as a summer associate. Upon graduation from law school, he was then hired as an associate assisting in the representation of Fortune 500 companies in the fields of internet service providers, telecommunication companies, and major retailers of household goods.

In 2010 David returned to Central Oregon with his family, where he has exclusively practiced personal injury law since 2011. While many civil attorneys seldom get to court, David has arbitrated and mediated injury and accident cases throughout a good deal of Oregon and tried cases to 12-person juries in Deschutes, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties.


Leveraging a well-rounded background in law, economics, and damage theories, David combines Big Law training with the heart of a person who has gone through the legal process as a bicycle accident plaintiff. He delivers fierce representation for his clients, drawing from this extensive legal experience to advocate for victims of motor vehicle collisions, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, product liability issues and other negligence. David has successfully negotiated, mediated, settled and arbitrated numerous injury cases with all the big insurance companies and established a reputation of providing top notch representation in a uniquely compassionate manner.

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David attended the University of Maryland School of Law on a full scholarship, where he was mentored by President Jimmy Carter’s Attorney General, Benjamin Civiletti. While in law school, David spent a semester working in the United States Senate for Ron Wyden and at the United States Department of Justice, main building. David’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Pennsylvania.


“Having been there myself, I understand the importance of taking the stress off your plate so you can focus on what is most important, your health and your family. 

20 years ago,  I was riding my bike home from work when I was hit by a car that took a left in front of me. I was 25, just engaged, and living outside of Boulder. I fractured my patella, and tore my knee tendon, anterior cruciate ligament, and meniscus. 

My life changed that day, but what I didn’t know then is that one day I would be able to help people through similar circumstances.”





January 1, 2024; David Rosen became President of the Oregon State Bar for 2024. Rosen’s goals for continuing the work of the bar and his vision for the future of the legal profession are featured in the January edition of the Bar Bulletin: A Mindful Approach – David Rosen of Bend Carries the Work Forward, Oregon State Bar Bulletin

Elected Positions

Oregon State Bar: Board of Governors, Region 1, 2021 – Present

  • President, 2024
  • President-Elect, 2023
  • Policy and Governance Committee, 2021 – 2023, Chair 2023
  • Appellate Screening Committee, 2021 – 2023
  • Public Affairs Committee, 2021, 2023
  • Budget and Finance Committee, 2022

Oregon State Bar: House of Delegates

  • Elected Delegate, 2012-2014, 2015-2020
  • County Bar President Delegate, 2014-2015

Deschutes County Bar Association: Board of Directors

  • Immediate Past President, 2015-2016
  • President, 2014-2015
  • Vice President, 2013-2014
  • Secretary, 2012-2013

Boards and Committees

  • Oregon Law Foundation, President, 2021; President Elect, 2020; Board of Directors, 2015-2023
  • Campaign for Equal Justice: Board of Directors, 2021, 2024; Central Oregon Steering Committee, 2021-2023; Table Captain, 2013-2023
  • OTLA Wildfire Relief: Regional Director, 2020
  • Oregon State Bar, Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee: Member, 2018-2020
  • Deschutes County Access to Justice Committee: Chair and Founding Member, 2016-2023
  • Oregon State Bar, Quality of Life Committee: Member, 2019 – 2020
  • Oregon State Bar, Futures Task Force Innovations Committee: Appointee, 2016-2017
  • City of Bend, Marijuana Technical Advisory Committee: Member, 2016
  • Deschutes County Civil Bar Bench Committee: Member, 2014
  • Deschutes County Arbitration Commission: Member, 2014


  • Oregon Women Lawyers: Member, 2014-Present
  • American Association for Justice: Member, 2011-Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association: Member, 2011-Present
  • Deschutes County Bar Association: Member, 2010-Present
  • American Bar Association: Member, 2008-Present

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Bar for the District of Oregon
  • Oregon State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland State Bar

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Mindfulness Sua Sponte, Circuit Court Judges Association Conference, 2022
  • Speaker, (OSB Quality of Life Committee) Oregon State Bar, Learning the Ropes Seminar, 2020
  • Interviewee, Access to Legal Records in Rural Oregon, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Think Out Loud, 2019.
  • Testimony, In Support of Increased Funding for Legal Aid, Restoring Court Staffing Levels, and Additional Judges in Counties with Significant Need, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Oregon State Legislature, 2019.
  • Author, Bringing the Breath to Work, Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, In Sight, 2018.
  • Presenter, Lawyer in the Library: Improving Access to Justice in our Community, 2017.
  • Contributor, The Future of Legal Services in Oregon, Reports and Recommendations of the Innovations Committee, Futures Task Force, Oregon State Bar, 2017.
  • Contributor, CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW DEVELOPMENTS, ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2009.
  • Presenter, Consumer Protection Update, ABA Committee on Consumer Protection, Aug. 2009.
  • Co-author, New Massachusetts Data Security Requirements Go Into Effect, Cyberspace Lawyer, Nov. 2008.
  • Contributor, DATA SECURITY HANDBOOK, ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2008.

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