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Lance D. Youd

More than a personal injury attorney


  • Statutory Law
  • Prior Case Law
  • Local Trial Court Rules

Lance Understands...

  • The Reputation and behavior of insurance companies
  • The tactics of Insurance Companies
  • Of the personalities and preferences of the judge that could be assigned to your case.

Lance Can Help...

  • To create leverage in Settlement Negotiations
  • To Reduce Insurance Liens
  • To Minimize Unpaid Medical Bills

Lance D. Youd

Principle Attorney and Owner since 1993

Lance D. Youd

We strive to ensure our clients have a five-star experience every time. We back up our promise of high-quality service with a proven history of excellent performance.

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With 30 years of experience, Lance D. Youd understands there are nuances in the way every case should be handled, and he knows the process. It takes time to get the best outcome in any case, and without the help of a skilled attorney, personal injury victims often leave money on the table.

For Lance, it’s more than a career, it’s a calling. From a young age, Lance knew he wanted to help people and began his journey to becoming an attorney to connect with his community and advocate for people in need.

In less than 30 years, Lance has...
  • Founded Youd Law, promising a big firm experience with small firm connections
  • Recovered over $10,000,000 for wrongfully injured clients
  • Retained a 99.8% success rate over all of his cases
  • Received feedback from thousands of happy clients, including more than 60 five-star Google reviews

Not long after he earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1993, Lance became a member of both the Utah and Oregon Bar Associations. Since then, Lance has become one of Salem’s most respected attorneys and spent 5 years teaching the next generation of attorneys at Willamette University Law School.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Lance relocated to Salem, Oregon, for the area’s natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Lance often skis, surfs, and paddle boards. When he’s not enjoying the outdoors, Lance likes to bake for his wife and five children and friends.

Lance Can Help You Win 3.5 Times More

A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council suggests people who have suffered bodily injuries in an auto accident due to driver, manufacturer and/or government negligence win 3.5 times more in settlement compensation while represented by an attorney than injury victims who don’t hire a personal injury attorney.

Invested in our Community

“Life is fulfilled not by what I can get, but what I can share.” -

Community Service

Lance created his own recipe and shares his famous Chocolate Chip Cookies with many in the community

After a beach clean-up, Lance's favorite place to be is either surfing or playing on the beach with family and friends.

For 5 years Lance taught the next generation of attorneys a course titled "How to Build Your Own Law Practice." Lance continues to Mentor Law School who are pursuing a career as an attorney.

Lance serves and prepares meals for "Feed the Hungry" at St. John the Evangelist church in the city Milwaukee

Lance continues to help prepare meals and build friendships with those in need as a Volunteer and Support in downtown Portland

Lance dedicated 5 years to volunteering each school day as a High School Seminary Advisor for youth in the Community of Aurora

Lance contributed several years as a High School Career Mentor to support students pursuing a legal career and give advice and direction as they planned and prepared to enter law school.

As a youth development volunteer, Lance was able to help support youth involved with Clackamas County animal shows for 9 years.

As an assistant scoutmaster, Lance was able to mentor and support youth in the Boy Scouts of American for over 25 years. Lance taught and oversaw multiple merit badge certifications for many youths as they pursued their ranking as Eagle Scout. As a youth, Lance also earned the rank of an Eagle Scout.

Lance Joins in Willamette River Environmental Clean Up

It’s free to ask Lance

Lance has recovered millions of dollars for those who have been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence. Lance’s history of negotiating medical liens and obtaining compensation for his clients precedes him and insurance companies know him by name. He knows the ins and outs of the industry and uses this knowledge to receive the maximum compensation for his clients in the shortest amount of time.

Insurance companies have attorneys; you should, too. Call the offices of Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law, today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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  • Litigation Percentage

    95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

  • Bar Admissions

    Oregon, 1993
    Utah, 1993
    Federal Court, 2016

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, Portuguese




  • Ratings and Endorsements

  • Education

    The S.J. Quinney College of Law
    At The University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Brigham Young University
    Major: Business Finance

  • Past Employment

    University of Utah
    College of Law
    Clerk/Internship, 1990 – 1993

    Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin,
    & Robb, P. A. Law office
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1992

    Utah Supreme Court Intern, 1993

    Lance D. Youd Principal Attorney
    and Owner, 1993-Present

  • Classes/Seminars

    Willamette University Law School, 2008-2012

    Title of Course: How to Start and Build a Law Practice

  • Distinctions & Affiliations

    Oregon State Bar
    Member, 1993-Present

    Utah State Bar
    Member, 1993-Present

    Willamette University College of Law
    Adjunct Professor, 2008-2012

    Willamette University
    Law Student Mentor 2006-Present

    United States District Court for the
    District of Oregon

    Attorney Counselor and Advocate,

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Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law proudly serves clients in Salem, Portland,and all surrounding areas in the greater Willamette Valley, OR.


1596 Liberty St SE Salem, OR 97302
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17036 Canal Circle Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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