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David Sugerman

David has over 35 years of experience representing people in the civil justice system. David has had notable verdicts in Oregon courts. He has tried a wide range of cases, including class actions, dangerous products, toxic contamination, consumer protection, injury, and employment cases.

David is best known for his work as lead counsel in Scharfstein v. BP West Coast Products, LLC, a trial court win of over $400 million that was fully affirmed on appeal. That case arose out of BP’s illegal debit card charges at Oregon ARCO stations. It eventually resulted in a payout of $185 per consumer to over 1.7 million consumers, together with major funding for Oregon Legal Aid and Oregon Consumer Justice, a new Oregon consumer advocacy center.

David has received widespread recognition, including the National Consumer Law Center’s Vern Countryman award, a career achievement award, recognizing David’s successful representation of vulnerable consumers. David serves on the executive committee of Public Justice, a national nonprofit legal advocacy group that protects consumers, employees, civil rights, and the environment. David also received the Oregon Trial Lawyers’ Association Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award. David teaches consumer class action litigation as an adjunct law professor at Lewis and Clark Law School.


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Nadia Dahab

Nadia is a skilled trial and appellate advocate. She represents individuals in consumer, civil rights, and class action litigation, and loves an opportunity to use her formidable writing skills and her courtroom grit to develop trial and appellate strategies.

Before joining Sugerman Dahab, Nadia served as Senior Litigation Attorney for the Portland nonprofit Innovation Law Lab, where she was co-lead and class counsel on several complex matters challenging Presidential and federal agency actions seeking to restrict the rights of immigrants and refugees. Nadia continues to focus her pro bono work on the fight for immigrant and refugee justice. She began her legal practice—and developed many of her litigation skills—at the Portland law firm of Stoll Berne.

Nadia graduated from the University of Oregon and served as a law clerk to Justice Rives Kistler of the Oregon Supreme Court and Judges Mary H. Murguia and Susan P. Graber, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. On the weekends, you’re likely to find Nadia running the trails of Forest Park or cycling Oregon’s scenic backroads.


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Katie Welsh

Katie brings several years of experience as a litigation paralegal to the Sugerman Dahab team. She provides paralegal support on a broad range of cases and has assisted in all phases of litigation, from discovery and investigation, to motion practice and trial preparation. Katie grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, and graduated from Chico State University.

Katie has a passion for all the dogs in her life and is an avid sports fan. She is a passionate fan of FC Barcelona and never misses an opportunity to root for her Oregon State Beavers.


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Hector Hurtado-Ruiz

Hector has spent his entire professional career aiding predominantly immigrant communities access educational resources and legal services without prejudice of language or place of origin. With extensive knowledge in personal injury paralegal work, several years as an elementary school instructor and his own experience as a first-generation Mexican American, Hector understands the disadvantages faced by underrepresented groups. Because of this, Hector focuses on fostering trust and communication between clients and their legal team. In his free time, Hector enjoys going to the movie theatre, cooking, and afternoon walks around the city.

Hector ha dedicado su carrera profesional asistiendo comunidades inmigrantes obtener recursos y servicios legales sin perjuicio de idioma o lugar de nacimiento. Con sabiduría en la ley de lesiones personales, años de enseñanza en la primaria, y su experiencia de ser Mexicano Americano de primera generación, Hector entiende las desventajas que enfrentan comunidades de poca representación. Hector se asegura que el cliente tenga una relación honesta y llena de confianza con su equipo legal. En sus pasatiempos, Hector le gusta ir al cine, cocinar, y disfrutar el atardecer.