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Jens is a trial and appellate lawyer. He represents individuals, businesses, and state and local governmental entities in civil litigation in the state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before administrative agencies. He defends his clients against employment claims, business and commercial claims, personal injury claims, and civil rights claims.


Jens enjoys working collaboratively with his clients to develop and execute a strategy that will most effectively reach his clients’ goals. He also prides himself on managing litigation in ways that assist the client in controlling costs.


Jens has been practicing with the firm since 1987. As the firm’s President, he is also responsible for managing the law firm.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    30 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 10%
    30 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    30 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Hubert Duvall Jr

    Jens Schmidt is the region's "Top Gun" of litigators, civil defense in particular. There may be litigator's who rival his abilities, but none who exceed them.


    Hubert Duvall Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Jens is an excellent attorney and advisor. While his litigation skills are well known, having worked with him on matters and followed his career I know his judgment and professionalism are as effective in the boardroom as they are in the courtroom. I highly recommend Jens Schmidt.


    J O'Malley Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.

360 E 10th Ave.
Suite 300
Eugene, OR, 97401


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Eminent Domain & CondemnationBest Lawyers in America2014
Eminent Domain & CondemnationBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer, Eminent Domain and Condemnation LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer, Eminent Domain and Condemnation LawBest Lawyers in America2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentHarrang Long Gary Rudnick, PC2009 - Present
ShareholderHarrang Long Gary Rudnick, PC1993 - Present
AssociateHarrang Long Gary Rudnick, PC1987 - 1992
Assistant Attorney GeneralOregon Department Of Justice1986 - 1987
Judicial ClerkOregon Court Of Appeals1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtMember1994 - Present
U.S. District Court, District of OregonMember1988 - Present
Lane County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1987 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1984 - Present
Oregon Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Oregon City Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Defense of Taser LawsuitDefense verdict.
Defense of Whistleblower LawsuitDefense verdict
Defense of Racial Profiling LawsuitDefense verdict.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of OregonPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Santa Barbara City CollegePolitical ScienceAssociate of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CIS Annual ConferenceHow to Successfully Defend a Taser Lawsuit2013
PRIMA 2011 Annual Conference in Portland, OregonWorkplace Investigations: Practical and Legal Issues2011
Labor & Employment Law ConferenceWhat's New in Oregon Labor & Employment Law?2011
PRIMA Annual Conference in Dallas, TXPolice Liability: Risk Management Tips & Learning From Experience2009
Oregon City Attorneys Association Annual CLE ProgramPolice Liability: Risk Management Tips & Learning from Experience2007