Carl R. Amala

After a serious injury, the story of your life changes. At Harris, Wyatt & Amala, we strive to help you find the best ending to that story.

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Carl R. Amala
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Salem, OR

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Partner Carl R. Amala has built a comprehensive complex litigation and dispute resolution practice at Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC. In addition to representing injured individuals in major personal injury cases, and families in wrongful death cases, Mr. Amala is a well-respected arbitrator in the Willamette Valley and serves as an arbitrator hearing cases on a regular basis in personal injury and insurance related matters because of his over 30 years of experience in representing both injured parties and at fault parties in civil litigation. In recognition of his legal skills, the national directory of attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell, distinguishes Mr. Amala as an AV rated attorney, indicating the height of professional excellence and integrity.

After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Government and Politics, Mr. Amala earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from Willamette University College of Law in 1985, where he was an Associate Editor of the Willamette Law Review. Also in 1985, he was admitted to the Oregon State Bar, and in 1986, to the United States District Court, District of Oregon. In addition to membership in various professional associations, Mr. Amala has served on the Marion County Judicial Advisory Committee, the Marion County Medical/Legal Committee, and the Marion County Arbitration/Mediation Board. Mr. Amala is also a past Chairperson of the Marion County Court Practices and Procedures Committee and a past Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Public Defender of Marion County, Inc., as appointed by the Oregon State Bar. Mr. Amala has extensive experience in litigating personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance related matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Car Accident/Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1986


  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • Juris Doctor - 1985
    • Honors: Member, Phi Alpha Delta (Justice)
    • Honors: Hall Lusk Chapter, 1984-1985
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
    • B.S - 1981
    • Major: Government
    • Major: Politics


  • Author, "DUII Diversion: Where Have All the Loop Holes Gone?", 319 Willamette Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, Spring 1984

Honors and Awards

  • AV rated attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships Person

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Marion County Bar Association, Past Vice President
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • The Willamette Valley American Inns of Court
  • Marion County Judicial Advisory Committee
  • Marion County Medical/Legal Committee
  • Marion County Arbitration/Mediation Board
  • Marion County Court Practices and Procedures Committee, Past Chairperson
  • Public Defender of Marion County, Inc., Past Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
  • Pro Tem Judge, 2016 to 2019
  • Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") Executive Committee, Member, Present


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