Mr. Amala is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubble. An AV certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyers peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Mr. Amalas practice focuses primarily on insurance defense, personal injury, wrongful death, and construction defect cases. In 1985 Mr. Amala was admitted to the Oregon State Bar and the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1981 with a B.S. in Government and Politics, Mr. Amala earned a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1985 where he was a member of the Law Review. With considerable experience on both the plaintiff and defendant sides of civil litigation, Mr. Amala is also a respected arbitrator in the Willamette Valley.