Portland, Oregon Employment Lawyers

Lawrence Boyd Hunt
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(503) 226-1162 101 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97204
Employment, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Oregon School of Law
Larry Hunt was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He received his bachelor's degree with honors from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his law degree from the University of Oregon. He has practiced law in Portland since 1975 when he began working with Millard Becker who is now retired. Mr. Hunt has contributed to the annual survey on Sales published in The Business Law Journal, and has lectured on the negotiation and drafting of contracts and on legal issues concerning the formation, management, and dissolution of limited liability companies. He is admitted to practice in...
Brandy Pirtle-Guiney
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(503) 208-7355 PO Box 11225
Portland, OR 97211
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Western New England University School of Law
After over ten years in private practice and public service, Brandy Pirtle-Guiney formed Pirtle-Guiney Law LLC in February 2016 in order to focus solely on employment and civil rights law with an emphasis on partnering with progressive small businesses to provide a wide-range of services aimed at helping their businesses and employees thrive.

Brandy was previously an attorney with Davis Law Offices LLC where she practiced employment, small business, vcivil rights and estate planning law. She previously served as a Senior Civil Rights Investigator with the Bureau of Labor and Industries where she spent several years handling employment, housing and public...
Justice J. Brooks I
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
1001 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000
Portland, OR 97204
Employment, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
William H. Bowen School of Law
Justice primarily focuses his practice on business, commercial, employment, and tort litigation. Justice's objective is to obtain favorable outcomes for each of his clients though competent and responsive legal advocacy. Justice leverages his litigation experience, including multiple jury and bench trials to meet and often exceed client expectations.

Justice also advises clients concerning various business matters including, but not limited to, entity creation, contracts, real estate, and licensure. Justice utilizes an industry-focused approach to help clients naviagate their business issues.

Justice provides labor and employment training for employers. The training focuses on the prevention of claims and how to mitigate and...
Jeff Merrick
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(503) 665-4234 811 SW Naito Parkway
Suite 420
Portland, OR 97209
Employment, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Legal Malpractice
Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Oregon Trial Attorney: 503-665-4234

I love the law, and I love helping people.

An Oregon civil litigation attorney since 1984, I have recovered millions of dollars for injured children and adults. In addition to personal injury cases, I help people with claims against lawyers, employers government pedestrian & bicycle injuries, and other reasons.

I limit my law practice to just a few clients at a time. This way, I control the quality of the work and the quality of the client relationship.

Most of my clients have never worked with a lawyer before. People call me because they are suffering from some trouble....
Nathan Piers-VanderPloeg
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
101 SW Main Street, Ste. 805
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Education and Personal Injury
Oregon State University
Nathan Piers-VanderPloeg is a native Oregonian born and raised in the Portland area. He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Linfield College in 2005 and earned his law degree from the University of Oregon in 2011. While working for the Lane County District Attorney as a third-year law student, Nathan tried and won five cases, including a seven count felony jury trial. Following his graduation from law school, Nathan worked as an associate in a general litigation firm, focusing his personal practice on the areas of Employment Law, Personal Injury, and criminal defense. He has handled a...
Ms. Shari L. Lane
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(503) 688-5162 205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 305
Portland, OR 97202
Employment
Lewis & Clark Law School
I enjoy getting to know clients and their business goals. We work together to balance legal obligations and restrictions, operational needs, and employee relations. This area of law is messy and unpredictable (it involves human beings, after all), but with patience and perseverence it is often possible to harmonize these three elements.
Peter Vaughan Shaver
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 473-8252 3939 NE Hancock Street
#308
Portland, OR 97212
Employment, Business, Communications and IP
University of Oregon School of Law
J. D., University of Oregon School of Law, certificate in Intellectual Property. B. A., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
Daniel DiCicco
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(503) 967-3996 205 SE Spokane St, #337
Portland, OR 97202
Employment, Business, Criminal and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
Daniel DiCicco is a Portland Business Attorney providing full-service legal support including Litigation and Transactional work. Contracts, Business Formation, Capital Raises, and Litigation.

Every successful business will one day face the reality that relationships can go south in a hurry. Partnerships dissolve, employees become disgruntled, vendors can cheat you, and contracts can go unfulfilled. And of course, there are always people out there looking to make a quick buck by filing a bogus law suit against your company.

When that happens, you need an attorney with the experience, skill, and energy to defend your business and to proactively pursue and enforce your...
Mr. Craig A Crispin
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
1834 SW 58th Avenue
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97221
Employment and Appeals
Willamette University College of Law
Mr. Crispin limits his practice exclusively to labor and employment matters primarily on behalf of individuals. He is sought out for his strategic representation of individuals in highly complex employment situations involving changes in employment, acceptance of a new position, promotions, demotions, developing exit strategies, negotiating severance, and litigating breaches of employment contracts. He often represents higher level executive employees, physicians, university professors, and other professionals. An experienced litigator, Mr. Crispin also represents individuals at all levels who have been discriminated against based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, workplace injury, or safety complaint; sexually or racially harassed; been...
Phil Nelson
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
111 SW Fifth, Ste 1740
Portland, OR 97210
Employment, Business and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
I am a business lawyer who thinks like a businessman. Providing the kind of services my business clients need really is that simple. My practice focuses on litigation solutions that are consistent not at odds with my clients' business needs. My firm, Slinde Nelson, offers full service, innovative solutions to business clients throughout the region. We handle entity formation, buying and selling of businesses, employment law matters and employee relations issues, intellectual property matters, trade secrets, real estate and construction matters, and just about any other issue that comes up in the business setting.
Aaron S. Ferreira
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(503) 228-2495 525 SW Jackson Street
Portland, OR 97201
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Robert McGaughey
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(503) 223-7555 65 SW Yamhill St
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204
Employment, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Akron
We handle shareholder, partnership & LLC disputes, securities & investment lawsuits & arbitrations, fraud & ponzi scheme claims, stockbroker & financial planner arbitrations, breach of fiduciary duty claims, shareholder oppression, dissolution, appraisal, derivative & accounting lawsuits, elder financial abuse, employment and non-competition disputes, interference with contract & economic relations and other business lawsuits in state and federal courts and various arbitration forums. Bob McGaughey has practiced law since 1980. He is the author of Oregon Securities Law and Oregon Corporate Law Handbook. Bob is past Chair of OSB Securities Regulation Section and OSB Business Litigation Section. He is a...
Scott T. Cliff
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
7007 SW Beveland Road
Suite 213
Portland, OR 97223
Free ConsultationEmployment and Arbitration & Mediation
Lewis & Clark Law School
SOLUTIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES For more than twenty years, Scott T. Cliff has focused his practice on all aspects of employment law, representing both employers and employees and earning a reputation among clients, colleagues and even opponents for his well-balanced, cost-effective approach to resolving conflicts. He offers services covering the spectrum of appropriate conflict resolution strategies.
Edie Rogoway
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(503) 334-0331 6312 SW Capitol Highway #1102
Portland, OR 97239
Employment, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
Southwestern Law School
ABOUT EDIE ROGOWAY I have been a Portland-based trial lawyer for the past 14 years, the last four of which have been in private practice representing clients primarily in the areas of employment discrimination, civil rights, and personal injury. I try cases in state and federal court in both Oregon and Washington. A key strength and my favorite part of practicing law is building relationships, and I take great pride in the customer service component of my job. I am personally involved in each stage of every case, from strategy and investigation to motion practice to alternative resolutions...
Seth H. Row
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(503) 243-2300 2300 US Bancorp Tower
111 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Employment, Construction, Environmental and Products Liability
Georgetown University Law Center
Colin Rockey Hackett
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney
(503) 764-9746 2100 Northeast Broadway Street
Portland, OR 97232
Free ConsultationEmployment, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Colin Rockey Hackett Law serves clients primarily in Workers' Compensation, Criminal Defense and Family Law matters in the counties of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas. Mr. Hackett's office is located in Portland and Beaverton, Oregon.
Mitra Shahri
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney
(503) 243-4545 1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 800
Portland, OR 97201
Employment
As Mitra Law Group’s founding partner, Portland employment law lawyer Mitra Shahri represents Oregonians who have been mistreated in the workplace. Attorney Shahri has been practicing law since 1993. Ms. Shahri is a member of the Labor & Employment and Education committees of the Oregon State Bar. Attorney Shahri obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Utah, where she was an editor of the law review. She is currently licensed to practice in both Oregon and California.
Paul S. Bovarnick
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(800) 998-9776 1205 NW 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97210
Free ConsultationEmployment, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Workers' Comp
University of Oregon School of Law
I decided years ago that I wanted to represent individuals against the powerful. Over the last 38 years, I have represented the victims of railroads, doctors and hospitals, negligent drivers and irresponsible corporations. I have tried and litigated all kinds of cases in Federal and state courts in Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Utah and Idaho.
Tamsen Leachman
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(503) 417-5513 851 SW 6th Ave., Suite 1500
Portland, OR 97204
Employment
University of Idaho College of Law
I am a partner with Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue LLP, and head up the firm's 11-member Employment and Labor Team. We are effective in assisting our clients because we broad industry focus and diverse skills. We are large enough to get the job done, yet small enough to keep it personal. My team and I help companies and organizations understand, avoid, and resolve legal issues that arise in the workplace and with employees. We provide proactive advice and counsel to businesses, and help guide their Human Resources and Risk Management strategy and efforts. We also defend employers...
Randal Acker
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(503) 228-2495 525 SW Jackson St
Portland, OR 97201
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Firm Founder/Managing Attorney. Randal attended Portland’s Wilson High School before heading to California for college and then New York for law school. He was lured back to Portland in 1991 to work for a large, regional law firm. Thereafter, he started his own practice in Portland, OR. Randal offers significant trial experience and has represented a variety of businesses in most industries. Randal oversees all firm matters and focuses primarily on business representation and litigation
Cheyenne Powelson
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(503) 444-3897 650 NE Holladay St, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Employment, Business and Construction
Gonzaga University School of Law
Elliott P. Dale
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(503) 224-5560 805 SW Broadway
Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97205
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Lyndon Ruhnke
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 284-6875 4415 NE Sandy Blvd., Ste.204
Portland, OR 97213
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark College
Lyndon Ruhnke represents consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Lyndon’s general practice primarily focuses on representing individuals with claims ranging from consumer issues to personal injury. He is a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1999. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Oregon. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Nebraska and his J.D. with a certificate in environmental and natural resources law...
Kevin Elliott Parks
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(503) 308-1080 534 SW 3rd Ave., Ste. 310
Portland, OR 97204
Employment, Business, Consumer and Real Estate
University of Oregon School of Law
Aurelia Erickson
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(503) 223-7555 65 SW Yamhill St
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204
Employment and Stockbroker Fraud
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jason R Polen
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
PO Box 96261
Portland, OR 97296
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Communications and IP
Jason is a self-starting, go-getting lawyer who takes a pragmatic approach to helping his clients. He co-founded StaTerra Law with Tim because he was not satisfied with the traditional approach to providing legal services. He firmly believes that legal costs should be predictable, transparent and value-driven.

Jason’s entrepreneurial mindset enables him to better understand his clients’ needs. His first taste of entrepreneurship came from his childhood. As a kid, he helped manage his family’s small free-range cattle farm. Every morning before school, he would deliver bales of hay (that he and his family had harvested in the summer) to a herd...
Dennis Steinman
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(503) 222-3531 520 SW Yamhill St
Portland, OR 97204
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and IP
Lewis & Clark Law School
David F Sugerman
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer
(503) 228-6474 520 SW 6th Ave
Suite 920
Portland, OR 97204
Employment, Asbestos, Civil Rights and Consumer
Ken Mitchell-Phillips Sr.
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(503) 778-5266 One World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St., STE 1100
Portland, OR 97204
Employment, Communications, Education and Entertainment & Sports
Lewis & Clark Law School
Kyle Abraham
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
kyletabraham@gmail.com
Portland, OR 97229
Employment, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Military
Willamette University College of Law
Benjamin Rosenthal
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(503) 226-6409 1023 SW Yamhill St
Portland, OR 97205
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Tiffany A. Harris
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(971) 634-1818 811 SW Naito Pkwy, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Employment, Criminal and DUI
University of Oregon School of Law
I defend people throughout the State of Oregon who have been accused of violating criminal and regulatory laws. Although my principal focus is on criminal cases and jury trials, I developed skills as a problem solver, case planner, and legal writer representing corporate clients at one of the largest civil law firms in the Pacific Northwest. As a result, I approach every criminal case with a unique set of capabilities to find practical solutions, legal advantages, and the best, most cost-effective outcomes for my clients. I can help wherever your problem takes us -- whether it's in...
Scot J. Eliot
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
819 SE Morrison Street
Suite 220
Portland, OR 97214
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Divorce
Andrew M. Schpak
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(971) 275-7935 601 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Employment
Cornell University
Andrew Schpak represents management in employment litigation and provides advice in employment matters. He has worked with both public and private entities, and has handled litigation and advised clients on state and federal discrimination claims, class actions, and employee handbooks. He is Vice Chair of the American Bar Association YLD Labor and Employment Law Committee, a YLD fellow to the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, and President of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Andrew is a Board Member of the NW EEO/Affirmative Action Association and President of the Board of Directors of Film Action Oregon. He...
Devra Hermosilla
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(503) 248-1134 1000 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Employment and Business
Daniel Snyder
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer
(503) 241-3617 1000 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Employment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
I have been an active member of the Oregon State Bar since 1978. I was admitted by the United States District Court in 1985 and by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2001. I am also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Currently, we have a case pending before the United States Supreme Court.

I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School. While in law school I was a legal aid clinic volunteer. In my third year of law school, I worked full time while attending school as a law clerk...
Peter Stutheit
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(503) 493-7488 2300 SW 1st Avenue
Suite 101
Portland, OR 97201
Employment, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice
Jennifer Palmquist
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(503) 242-1122 1211 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 2330
Portland, OR 97204
Employment and Business
Matthew Curtis Lackey
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Portland, OR Employment Law Attorney
610 SW Broadway
Suite 510
Portland, OR 97205
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Insurance Claims
Timothy J. Bernasek
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Portland, OR Employment Law Lawyer
851 SW 6th Ave. Suite 1500
Portland, OR 97204
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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