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​About Us

Since 1983, we have been helping Central Oregonians with on the job injuries and disability claims. People count on us for our expertise and legal advice and appreciate our help as their disability claim attorney. We know, for them, there’s a lot riding on the approval of a disability claim from a financial and emotional standpoint. They want control back in their lives—and the ability to support themselves and their families again.




Philip H. Garrow Attorney at Law Team


Thanks to our efforts, our clients’ claims are processed more efficiently—and can result in greater success. Meet our professional disability legal advice team who’s ready to represent you:

Philip Garrow has been representing injured workers and disabled persons since 1983. Phil is a native Oregonian and has lived and practiced law in Bend since 1983. Prior to law school Phil worked a number of different jobs, including two years in the United States Army. Phil worked to put himself through law school and appreciates the opportunity to help injured and disabled persons receive compensation and return to work.

Phil is a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar (OSB), the Oregon Workers' Compensation Attorneys Association (OWCA), the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).

Cheryl Shotwell, Legal Assistant, has spent her long career working for attorneys representing injured workers and Social Security claimants. She is knowledgeable about the aspects of processing workers’ compensation and Social Security claims. Though Cheryl is officially “retired,” you may still see her in the office as we can’t seem to do without her help.



Michael Graham is a Paralegal with an extensive background in claims adjusting, and working as a Legal Examiner; doing vocational counseling for injured works; and for many years has worked with attorneys representing injured workers, including the last 17 years with Philip Garrow. His areas of particular expertise include evaluating claims for permanent disability and assisting workers in obtaining vocational services.

Zola Montee is also a Legal Assistant. She has worked in the legal field for 14 years. You may talk to her about your case before you meet with Mr. Garrow. She will help you navigate the legal system and can help you understand many of the claim processing procedures.

Get the disability legal advice you need today from passionate legal professionals. ​

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