Whitewater: Drowning Death

When Don was working on the wrongful death case of former University of Oregon Law School Dean Chapin Clark, he knew what happened should have been against the law.

Clark was killed in 2002 on the Rogue River during a professionally guided fishing trip, because the outfitter and guide lacked the necessary rescue skills and safety equipment.

The case revealed that in Oregon, there are no laws requiring such rescue skills and equipment for businesses involved in one of the state’s most popular outdoor activities.