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I am a trial lawyer and litigator. My practice focuses on appellate law, health law, medical malpractice defense, and professional liability defense.  I have been admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Layers and was named 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Portland by The Best Lawyers in America for the practice area of Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  2. Health Care: 30%
  3. Appeals: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%

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Contact info

Hart Wagner LLP

1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2000
Portland, OR, 97205-3070

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive198101/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Portland Lawyer of the Year - Appellate LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Best Lawyer - Personal Injury Litigation: DefendantsBest Lawyers in America2016
Best Lawyer - Professional Malpractice DefenseBest Lawyers in America2016
Oregon Super Lawyer - AppellateSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyer - Professional Malpractice DefenseBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer - Personal Injury Litigation: DefendantsBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer - Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2015
Oregon Super Lawyer - AppellateSuper Lawyers2014
Portland Lawyer of the Year - Prof. Malpractice Law: DefendantsBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants (Appellate)Best Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 25 Women Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Oregon Super Lawyer - AppellateSuper Lawyers2013
Harpole Attorney AwardLewis & Clark Law School2013
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top 25 Women Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top 25 Women Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Top 25 Women Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2010
Oregon Super Lawyer - AppellateSuper Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Top 25 Women Lawyers in OregonSuper Lawyers2009
Oregon Super Lawyer - AppellateSuper Lawyers2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2007
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2006
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2005
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2004
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and PartnerHart Wagner LLP1992 - Present
Attorney and PartnerSchwabe, Williamson & Wyatt1989 - 1992
Associate AttorneySchwabe, Williamson & Wyatt1981 - 1988
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Judicial DepartmentMember, Uniform Trial Court Rules Committee2015 - Present
Oregon State BarCo-editor, Civil Pleading and Practice CLE2011 - 2011
American Academy of Appellate LawyersFellow2008 - Present
Oregon State BarOregon Trial Advocacy College2008 - 2011
Oregon State BarCo-editor, Civil Pleading and Practice CLE2006 - 2006
Oregon State BarCo-editor, Civil Pleading and Practice CLE2000 - 2000
Oregon State BarCo-editor, Civil Pleading and Practice CLE1998 - 1998
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate Member1996 - Present
Multnomah Bar Association, Judicial Screening CommitteeChair1996 - 1997
Oregon Association of Defense CounselMember, Amicus Committee1994 - Present
Multnomah Bar Association, Judicial Screening CommitteeMember1994 - 1997
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Professional Liability Practice GroupLeader1994 - 1995
Oregon State BarCo-editor, Civil Pleading and Practice CLE1994 - 1994
Oregon Medical AssociationPlanner and Speaker, Medical Malpractice Loss Prevention Seminar1993 - 2010
Oregon Medical AssociationMember, Medical Malpractice Loss Prevention Education Committee1993 - 1996
Oregon Association of Defense CounselMember, Publications Committee1992 - 1994
Oregon State Bar, Litigation SectionChair1992 - 1993
Oregon State BarCLE Program Planner, Civil Litigation1990 - 1996
Oregon State Bar, Litigation SectionMember, Executive Committee1988 - 1994
Oregon State BarMember, Local Professional Responsibility Committee1987 - 1991
Fair Dismissal Appeals BoardMember1985 - 1993
Oregon State BarMember1981 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Multnomah County Circuit CourtArbitratorN/A
Oregon Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon Super Lawyers magazineSchroer as in Prayer (featured in)2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif1981
Bowling Green State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel SeminarAppellate Update2013
Oregon Law InstituteAppellate Tips for Litigators - Intake and Pretrial Issues2012
Oregon Trial Advocacy CollegeTrial Advocacy2011
Oregon Medical Association SeminarMedical Malpractice Loss Prevention1996