Junk Science in the Courtroom

March 7, 1997

7:00 pm
Tigard City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR

William Masters, Attorney

Attorney William Masters is a shareholder in the Portland law firm of Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, Pendergrass & Hoffman. He has 20 years experience as a defense attorney in civil litigation, focusing in personal injury, toxic tort, medical and psychological injuries, and product liability defense. He is currently defending Dow Chemical in the silicone breast implant litigation. Masters is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Multnomah County, Washington State and American Bar Associations. He has served as a Multnomah County Circuit and District Court Judge Pro Tempore. He received his BS degree from the University of Oregon and his JD degree magna cum laude from Willamette University, where he was an adjunct professor of law in 1989 and 1990. He frequently addresses professional and civic groups on topics related to his practice.

Masters will discuss “Junk Science in the Courtroom” using examples from repressed memory syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, testing inner ear dysfunction, neuropsychological evaluations, and the silicone breast implant case and Judge Robert E. Jones recent decision curbing pseudoscience in the implant litigation in Federal District Court in Oregon.