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William F. Gary

William F. Gary

also known as Bill Gary

Practice areas:

Administrative Law, Appeals, Government, Lawsuits & Disputes, Litigation

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Bill Gary's practice focuses on litigation and appellate law. He is highly regarded for his skills in the development and implementation of strategies for business and government clients to manage complex and multifaceted problems. Bill is the firm’s senior trial attorney with expertise in commercial, constitutional, government and product liability cases. He has appeared in more than 1,400 appeals and has argued hundreds of cases in the Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon Court of Appeals, federal appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court. He served as Oregon’s Solicitor General and Deputy Attorney General (second in command of the Oregon Department of Justice). He served as President of the firm from 1990-2008 and he is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Litigation: 20%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  3. Government: 20%
  4. Appeals: 20%
  5. Administrative Law: 20%

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Contact Info

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, PC

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

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, PC

1001 SW Fifth Ave
16th Floor
Portland, OR, 97401-1116

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive197707/18/2015
CAActive197605/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Commercial Lit., Appeals, & Admin/Reg LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Commercial Litigation & Appellate LawOregon Super Lawyers2013
Commercial Lit., Appeals, & Admin/Reg LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Commercial Lit., Appeals & Admin. LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice...Best Lawyers in America2011
Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice...Best Lawyers in America2010
Commerical Litigation, Appellate Practice...Best Lawyers in America2009
Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice...Best Lawyers in America2008
Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice...Best Lawyers in America2007
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice...Best Lawyers in America2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
RecognitionOutstanding Lawyers of AmericaN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chair, Boad of DirectorsHarrang Long Gary Rudnick, PC2007 - Present
PresidentHarrang Long Gary Rudnick, PC1990 - 2008
ShareholderHarrang Long Gary Rudnick, PC1989 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUnivesity of Oregon Law School1989 - 1992
Deputy Attorney GeneralOregon Department Of Justice1983 - 1988
Solicitor GeneralOregon Department Of Justice1981 - 1983
Deputy Solicitor GeneralOregon Department Of Justice1980 - 1981
Assistant Attorney GeneralOregon Department Of Justice1978 - 1980
Judicial ClerkOregon Court Of Appeals1976 - 1978

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Public Employees Retirement SystemLed successful litigation by local governments challenging mismanagement of PERS. Represented local governments in numerous challenges to legislation by public employee unions.Reforms eliminated unfunded actuarial liability of more than $16 billion.
Lowe v. Philip Morris USA Inc.Affirmed dismissal of a class action lawsuit seeking court-supervised medical monitoring.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal EducationCivil Litigation Manual, Post-Trial Matters1996
Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal EducationAdministrative Review, Appeal and Review Manual1986
Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal EducationJudicial Review of Actions of State Agencies, Appeals and Review1983
Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal EducationJudicial Review of Actions of State Agencies, Appeals and Review1983
Hastings Law JournalNote, Disclosure of Pre-Sentence Reports in Federal Court: Due Process and Judicial Discretion1975

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLN/AlawN/A
Univ of OregonN/AundergraduateN/A