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Kevin H Kono

Kevin H Kono

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Communications & Media

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Appeals: 30%
  3. Communications & Media: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Sean Bennet Malcolm

    I have worked closely with Mr. Kono in the past. He is a very bright, capable and hard-working attorney. He cares about his clients and has an enjoyable personality that makes him a pleasure to work with. I give him my highest recommendation for commerical litigation matters in Oregon.


    Sean Malcolm Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 2400
Portland, OR, 97201-5630



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2012 Oregon Rising StarLaw & Politics2012
2011 Oregon Rising StarLaw & Politics2011
2010 Oregon Rising StarLaw & Politics2010
2009 Oregon Rising StarLaw & Politics2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Corrections CounselorMultnomah County Sheriff's Office1995 - 1999

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Business Litigation SectionExecutive Committee Member2012 - Present
University of Oregon Law School Alumni AssociationBoard Member2010 - 2014
Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationTreasurer2009 - 2011
Oregon Law ReviewExecutive Editor2001 - 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitMemberN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
U.S. District Court for the District of OregonMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
PGF Care Center, Inc. v. WolfeObtained reversal of summary judgment
Lussier v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.Trial court denial of attorney fees affirmed
Greenwood Products, Inc. v. Greenwood Forest Products, Inc.Obtained reversal of Court of Appeals decision, affirmance of trial court denial of directed verdict motions.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Media Law Resource CenterChapters on Defamation and Privacy2014
Media Law Resource CenterChapters on Defamation and Privacy2013
Media Law Resource CenterChapters on Defamation and Privacy2012
Media Law Resource CenterChapters on Defamation and Privacy2011
Media Law Resource CenterChapters on Defamation and Privacy2010
Media Law Resource CenterChapters on Defamation and Privacy2009
Media Law Resource CenterChapters on Defamation and Privacy2008
Media Law Resource CenterDefamation Model Trial Brief2006
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the PressChapter on Reporter's Privilege2006
Litigation Journal of the Oregon State BarBe Careful Who You SLAPP2006
Litigation Journal of the Oregon State BarExpert Witnesses: Not Automatically Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege or the Work Product Doctrine2001
Oregon Law ReviewThe Trust Doctrine and the Clean Water Act: The Environmental Protection Agency’s Duty to Enforce Tribal Water Quality Standards Against Upstream Polluters2001

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of OregonPsychology and SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Guest Speaker, University of Oregon School of JournalismCommunication Law2010
First Amendment Speakers' BureauOnline News and the Internet2008
First Amendment Speakers BureauReporter's Privilege2008