Gene Mechanic is a Portland, Oregon labor, employment and health law attorney who started his legal career as a litigator with the New York State Attorney’s General Office and who, as recognized by to the Oregonian newspaper, "has a history of legal success . . in three decades defending Oregon . . . employees. Oregonian columnist Steve Duin said that Gene "bears one of the great names in the history of the bar."
Gene has published many articles and is a frequent national and international speaker on labor, employment and health law, and legal ethics. He is a chapter editor of the American Bar Association’s “Developing Labor Law, 4th Edition, and a chapter editor of the 2011 edition of the Oregon State Bar’s Private Sector Labor and Employment Manual. Gene is a National Fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the 2006 recipient of the “Labor Practitioner of the Year Award” by the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He is past chair of the Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Health Law Section.
Gene has won many substantial jury verdicts, court decisions and settlements for clients in federal and state courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. Gene is admitted to practice law in Oregon, New York, and Florida and has argued in the United States Supreme Court.
Licensed since 1973
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2008||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Oregon Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Fellow||College of Labor and Employment Lawyers||2011|
|Labor Practitioner of the Year||Oregon Labor & Employment Ass'n||2006|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1993|
|Attorney and Owner||Mechanic Law Firm||2007 - Present|
|Senior Partner||Goldberg, Mechanic, Stuart, Gibson LLP||1980 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|AFL-CIO Lawyers Committee||Member, Board of Directors||2002 - 2005|
|Oregon Labor & Employment Relations Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section||Chairperson||1991 - 1992|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||member||1985 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||member||1985 - Present|
|American Federation of Teachers v. Oregon Taxpayers United PAC||$2.5 million jury verdict and injunction for client were upheld by the Oregon Supreme Court. (2008)|
|Coreas v. ServiceMaster||$300,000 in a wage lawsuit filed for cleaners at Portland Rose Garden sports arena|
|In re Consoldiated Freighways||$1.2 million wage settlement.for employees|
|Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector, Oregon State Bar||“Labor Disputes”||2011|
|Lawyers Coordinating Committee, AFL-CIO Bulletin||“The Education of an American Labor Lawyer in Tunisia||2007|
|University of Oregon, Labor Education Research Center||Arbitration Under Oregon’s PECBA||2003|
|Developing Labor Law, American Bar Association & Bureau of National Affairs, Fourth Edition||“Handbills, Pickets & Strikes,”||2002|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||1972|
|Oregon State Bar Health Law CLE||The Affordable Care Act and Oregon Health Insurance Exchange,"||2012|
|Service Employees International Union Attorneys Conference||Ethics and Settlement Issues in Wage and Hour Litigation||2007|
|Public Employment Relations Board Annual Conference,||Employee Discipline and Just Cause,”||2006|
|Society of Human Resources Management Conference,||Discipline and Discharge of Employees||2004|