For more than twenty three years, Portland Attorney 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, including counseling, litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Scott has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 list of Oregon Super Lawyers ® for Employment Law and the 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition® of the nation's top attorneys in the business practice areas of Employment & Labor.
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ "AV" (Labor & Employment, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Business Law)*
* "AV Preeminent® (4.5-5.0) - AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."
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I am pleased to endorse Scott Cliff. We have shared office space for 5 years and I have observed Scott on a daily basis. We also have collaborated on a few cases, and I have referred clients of mine to him for representation in employment matters. Scott is extremely knowledgeable in employment law and is as fair, diligent and honest a lawyer as I have known in my 40 years of practice. It is a pleasure to be associated with Scott. He very much deserves the highest professional rating.
Gregory Byrne Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer's work. Scott is very effective because he knows how to cooperate with other lawyers to achieve positive results but can, when necessary, aggressively advocate on behalf of his client. He is also one of the most ethical lawyers I have ever encountered.
Amy Alpern Employment & Labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Business Edition - Labor & Employment||SuperLawyers||2013|
|Oregon Labor & Employment||SuperLawyers||2012|
|Medal for Excellence in Advocacy (Moot Court Competition)||American College of Trial Lawyers||1986|
|American Jurisprudence Award--Employment Discrimination||Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company||1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners' Section||Chair Elect||1999 - 1999|
|Oregon State Bar, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners' Section||Executive Committee||1996 - 1998|
|Oregon State Bar, Civil Rights Section||Member||1989 - 1990|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1987 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||1987 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Litigation Section||Member||1987 - Present|
|Sterling Educational Services (SES)||Compensation Issues Under FLSA and Oregon Law||2009|
|Sterling Educational Services||Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Law Claims||2003|
|Lorman Educational Services||Documentation of Performance, Discipline and Discharge From a Litigator's Perspective||2002|
|Equal Employment Opportunity: Disabilities," OSB Labor & Employment Law, Private Sector||Co-Author||2002|
|Oregon Labor Letter "I've Got a Question" Column||Settlement of Wage Claims" and "Overtime Pay||2000|
|Oregon Labor Letter||Mediation–Just A Fancy Word For Surrender?||2000|
|Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Lewis and Clark College||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1979|
|Avvo.com Podcast webinar||Overview of Employment Law||2010|
|Employment Law Update In Oregon||Compensation Issues Under FLSA and Oregon Law||2009|
|"Behind the Truth--Two Opposing Sides of a Lawsuit,"||Employment Litigation||2008|
|Lorman Educational Services||Employment Related Records in Oregon||2005|
|Annual Convention of the Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals||1099 versus W-2||2005|
|Concordia University MBA Program||Strategic Human Resources Management||2004|
|Lorman Educational Services||Litigation of Wage Claim Cases||2003|
|Lorman Educational Services||Payroll Management in Oregon||2003|