Newsroom Category: Oregon

Katie Smith takes over Managing Partner in Portland

We are pleased to announce that our current Partner, Katie Smith has taken over the role of Managing Partner of our Portland office. Katie started her legal career as a JAG with the United States Air Force and spent several years managing her own legal practice. She brings with her sixteen years of experience with litigation, firm management, supervision of … Continue reading

Thomas Olsen and Kaitlyn Jensen published in CLM Magazine

We are pleased to share that Partner Tom Olsen and Associate Kaitlyn Jensen have published an article in the CLM Construction Claims Magazine titled “BadaBing, Bada Building Boom: Much of today’s raging Northwest construction activity is based on essential digital instruments that can  help defense counsel if played well.” Click Here to view the article

New Lower Court Ruling Sheds Light on Enforceability of Statutory Non-Economic Damages Cap in Oregon

On January 20, 2017, the Multnomah County Circuit Court released an opinion enforcing the $500,000 statutory cap on non-economic damages in a common law tort action.  This opinion provides valuable insight into how Multnomah County courts, and likely courts in other Oregon counties, will analyze and make determinations on the issue of whether the cap should apply in other cases. … Continue reading