Joshua Shulman is a personal injury attorney on a mission to do some good in the State of Oregon. Together with his partner, Sean DuBois, Shulman established the Shulman DuBois, LLC law firm in 2008 with a mission to garner justice and proper compensation for those clients who have been injured or sustained damages in accidents and incidents that were no fault of their own. Shulman has to this day maintained an exemplary reputation within the legal community in Oregon, and consistently seeks ways to make a difference in the community. That is why he has become a member of various state organizations, including the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon.
For those of you that may not know, the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (much like the Brain Injury Association of America) that has dedicated itself to providing a better future to Oregon residents by supporting brain injury prevention initiatives, education, research and advocacy in the state.
The organization was originally founded in 1984. The founding members of the organization knew what their goal needed to be, especially since a majority of the founders had themselves suffered a life-altering brain injury, or someone in their family or a close friend had. Today, the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is known for being a leader in brain injury education and outreach, and their existing leadership encompasses a variety of people, from brain injury survivors and family members, to attorneys and medical professionals. These people have diligently worked to raise awareness for brain injuries and improve medical treatments for brain injuries through improved education and research. They have also been advocates for massive changes in the law when it comes to brain injuries and personal injury law.
The vision of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is fairly simple. It is “a world where all preventable brain injuries are prevented, all unpreventable brain injuries are minimized and all individuals who have experienced brain injury maximize their quality of life.” In achieving this vision, the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon works with its members like Shulman and other members of the community to offer:
- Referrals and Information via their toll free helpline at 1-800-544-5243.
- Peer Support and Mentoring
- Support Groups (over 40 groups are now active in the State of Oregon)
- Awareness and Prevention (helmet give-aways, community presentations, fundraisers, etc.)
- Support Services
- Research and Education (conferences, workshops, trainings, presentations, newsletters, etc.)
In these important missions, the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is guided by a set of standing principles, which were detailed extensively for the first time in 2007 and became a part of the organization’s history and philosophy. Above all else, they support having respect for all people and supporting the choices of the individual. And, they wholeheartedly believe that individuals who have suffered a brain injury should have all the same opportunities that others without brain injury do. The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is no doubt a worthy cause, and one that every member is extremely proud to be a part of.