Frank Moscato is an experienced litigation attorney whose practice emphasizes professional negligence defense, insurance defense, and commercial litigation. He regularly defends licensed professionals – including medical doctors, chiropractors, naturopaths, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare providers – before their licensing boards or regulatory bodies.
He has been regularly recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of professional malpractice defense, including being selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 and 2013 for professional malpractice law-defendants for Portland, Oregon.
Frank is an accomplished speaker and has made numerous presentations to state bar, legal and professional societies, professional schools, and healthcare professionals on topics that include risk management, trial techniques, jury selection, the presentation of expert testimony, jurisprudence, and ethics. Since 1994, he has been an active arbitrator and mediator for a variety of legal matters.
Frank has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Professional Malpractice Law-defendants every year since 2007. He was also named Lawyer of the Year for Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants in Portland, Oregon by Best Lawyers® for both 2011 and 2013. Frank has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating by the Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory for the past 25 years. He was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® 2006 through 2010 and in 2012 and 2013.
Frank is admitted to the Oregon and Washington State Bars and is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association. He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Defense Research Institute, and the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel as well as the American and Federal Bar Associations.
Frank received his J.D. from the Willamette University College of Law. He also holds a B.S. degree in Sociology from Portland State University.
Seminars & Presentations
- November 15, 2005, Western States Chiropractic College,“General Risk Management Seminar” and “Student Health Center & Clinic Issues”
- November 4, 2005, Professional Liability Fund “Learning the Ropes” CLE, “The Art and Science of Negotiation”
- May 20, 2005, Oregon Law Institute Seminar, “Mediation and Arbitration in Oregon”
- September 11, 2004, Annual Naturopathic Convention, Topic: Risk Management & Professional Negligence
- August 28, 2004, Western States Chiropractic College CCSP Seminar,Topic: Risk Management and Professional Negligence
- June 25, 2004, Oregon Law Institute Seminar, Topic: Preparing Witnesses for Trial
- April 10, 2004, Complimentary Health Care Plans, Inc. Risk Management Seminar,Topic: Informed Consent
- October 21, 2003, Western States Chiropractic College Seminar, Topic: Professional Negligence & Risk Management
- March 19, 2003, National College of Naturopathic Medicine Seminar, Topic: Professional Negligence
- October 26, 2001, HLGR Client Briefing, “Legal Developments in the Workplace Affecting Employment Law & Employee Benefits”
- August 9 – 12, 2001, Professional Liability Fund Defense Panel Conference, “Chocktoot Issues”
- March 23, 2001, OARP Spring Conference, “Professional Liability Issues for the Vocational Rehabilitation Professional”
- March 5, 1999, National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company Risk Management Seminar, “Avoiding Malpractice Traps for Physicians”
- December 3, 1998, Workers’ Compensation Update, Eugene, Oregon, “Recent Case Law”
- May 29 – 30, 1998, Oregon State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section Annual Meeting, “Ethics: Avoiding Ethical and Malpractice Traps”
- June 30 – July 1, 1997, Professional Liability Fund Defense Panel Conference, “Expert Testimony; Using a Judge or Lawyer to Testify What the Outcome Would Have Been”
- June 6, 1997, Oregon State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section Annual Meeting, “Suggestions for Settling, Arbitrating and Mediating Workers’ Compensation Cases with Ancillary Claims”
- March 6, 1996, Professional Liability Fund, “Malpractice Traps for Lawyers Handling Workers’ Compensation Cases”
- April 15, 1995, Oregon Law Institute Seminar – Techniques and Tactics in Personal Injury Trials, “How to Select a Jury”
- March 25, 1995, Western States Chiropractic College Biennial Continuing Education Seminar, “Jurisprudence and Ethics”
- October 20, 1994, Lorman Services Workers’ Compensation, “Third Party Actions”
- October 14, 1994, National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company Risk Management Seminar, “Jurisprudence and Ethics”
- June 1, 1994, National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company Risk Management Seminar, “Jurisprudence and Ethics”
- February 7, 1994, Professionalism Seminar – Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board, Professionalism Panel
- October 27, 1993, Lorman Services Workers’ Compensation, “Third Party Actions”
- July 17 – 18, 1993, Professional Liability Fund Defense Panel Conference, “Who Decides, Judge or Jury, and What Evidence is Admissible; Practical Application of Chocktoot v. Smith”
- May 13, 1993, Chiropractic Association of Oregon, “Jurisprudence and Ethics”
- March 28, 1993, Western States Chiropractic College Biennial Continuing Education Seminar, “Jurisprudence and Ethics”
- March 5, 1992, Western States Chiropractic College, “Outline of a Malpractice Trial”
- January 31, 1992, OTLA/WSTLA Seminar, “Using Paralegals”
- November 15, 1991, Oregon Law Institute Seminar, “Avoiding Malpractice”
- May 3, 1991, PESI Seminar, Workers’ Compensation, “Third Party Actions”
- April 2, 1991, EEOC & Labor Law Seminar, “Workers’ Compensation”
- June 12 – 13, 1990, Oregon Self-Insurers Seminar, “Bad Faith in Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims”
- June 8, 1990, Klor Workers’ Compensation Seminar, “Third Party Actions”
- November 10, 1989, PESI Seminar, Oregon Workers’ Compensation Law, “Pitfalls, Pratfalls and the PLF”
- September 15, 1988, Oregon State Bar Annual Convention, “Suggestions on How to Avoid Malpractice”
- June 23, 1986, Portland State University, Advance Focus on Workers’ Compensation