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Tamara Russell is a partner at Barran Liebman LLP. Her practice focuses on representing management and employers in a full spectrum of employment law matters in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. Russell is a frequent presenter on legal issues in the human resources field.




Barran Liebman's experienced and dedicated attorneys focus on representing employers and finding solutions for their employment law and labor management needs. The firm specializes in four areas including employment advice, employment litigation, labor relations and employee benefits. Barran Liebman represents employers in all employment matters, such as sexual harassment, collective bargaining, and wrongful discharge, to name a few.


Because of Barran Liebman's exclusive employment and labor law focus, the firm is accessible to employers large and small. From day to day advice on when to cut a final paycheck to the complex trial work that protects employer trade secrets, Barran Liebman offers skilled legal counsel to their diverse clientele.  Additionally, to help clients prevent employer-related labor problems, the firm provides a full range of training tools and educational opportunities such as our Food For ThoughtSM Breakfast Seminars that address ongoing changes in the law, and our free Electronic AlertsSM that advise on cutting-edge changes and important updates in labor and employment law.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

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Barran Liebman

601 SW 2nd Ave Ste 2300
Portland, OR, 97204-3159


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2012
Specialist - Labor & EmploymentChambers USA2012
Named in Litigation - Labor & EmploymentThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2011
"Rising Star"Oregon Super Lawyers2010
"Rising Star"Super Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer "Rising Star" - OregonOregon SuperLawyer2008
Forty Under 40Portland Business Journal2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarran Liebman LLP2008 - Present
PartnerMiller Nash LLP2002 - 2008
AttorneyDruckman & Blatt (formerly known as Druckman & Associates)1999 - 2002
AttorneyBogle & Gates PLLC1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2008 - Present
Oregon Department of Education Business Advisory TeamMember2007 - 2009
Oregon Department of Employment Employment Advisory CouncilManagement Representative2006 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Portland Human Resources Management AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trial - Class action wage and hour issueBench trial - awaiting ruling
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Publication nameTitleDate
Model Policies and Forms for Oregon EmployersBook - Published in association with Associated Oregon Industries2009
Model Policies and Forms for Oregon EmployersBook - Produced in association with Oregon Associated Industries2008
Model Policies and Forms for Oregon EmployersBook - Produced in conjunction with Associated Oregon Industries2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Simmons CollegeInternational Relations and CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
When It’s Over — Employment Laws at the End of the Employee/Employer RelationshipEmployment law - issues involving terminations and layoffs2009
Trekking Through the Legal Jungle: Barran Liebman's annual employment law seminarMutliple topics2009