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  1. Employment: 90%
    17 years, 120 cases
  2. Class Action: 10%
    17 years, 8 cases

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  • Victoria Blachly

    Leah Lively is a top notch employment litigator. As the chairperson of Lane Powell's large employment group, she not only stays current with the law, but as an experienced trial attorney, she also has the skills and the presence to guide the judge or the jury to the correct result.


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Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

222 SW Columbia St., Suite 1500
Portland, OR, 97201-6641


IDAuthorized to practice law201208/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
EndorsementChambers USA2010
EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2010
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2009
EmploymentChambers USA2009
EndorsementChambers USA2008
Forty Under 40Portland Business Journal2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder/Practice Group ChairLane Powell2006 - 2010
AttorneyPaul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP2004 - 2006
AttorneyLane Powell2001 - 2004
AttorneyMiller Nash LLP2000 - 2001
Deputy District AttorneyMultnomah County1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Oregon Restaurant AssociationMember2008 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
California State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thiebes v. Wal-MartMultiple defese verdicts; minimal damages.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Human ResourcesThe New ADA Amendments: Increasing the Burden on Employers2009
BUILDERnewsLaw: Harassment Training -- The legal tetanus shot for the building industry2008
BUILDERnewsWhy Employee Performance Evaluations Are Important for Every Size Business2008
Human ResourcesGoing Green in the Workplace: Positives, Practicalities, and Pitfalls.2008
Portland Daily Journal of CommerceDefinition of ‘wrongful termination’ gets narrower2007
Portland Business JournalBe Cautious With Employees Who Complain of Discrimination2006
Oregon Association of Defense CounselOrr v. Bank of America: Making Sure Your Evidence is Admitted at Summary Judgment2002
Oregon Association of Defense CounselThe Enforceability of Limitation-of-Liability Clauses in Commercial Contracts2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
California State University, California Polytechnic State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Annual ConfernceNational Issues, Local Impact2010
Lane Powell Annual Employment Law SeminarBest Practices for Managing the Challenging Employee2009
Lane Powell's 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law SeminarBest Company Practices to Manage the Challenging Employee2008
Lane Powell Annual SeminarRetaliation and Adverse Actions After Burlington Northern: How to Avoid the Minefields2007
Lane Powell Annual SeminarAnother Bad Day at the Office -- Wage & Hour: The Bad Days Keep On Coming2006
Employers Group Workplace and Employment Law UpdateNavigating California Employment Law: Guiding You Through Workplace Legislation and Litigation2005