Skip to main content

Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 35%
    27 years, 53 cases
  2. Employment: 35%
    33 years, 140 cases
  3. Class Action: 20%
    18 years, 10 cases
  4. Litigation: 10%
    33 years, 100 cases

Attorney endorsements

No endorsements

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

Contact info

Lane Powell

601 S.W. Second Avenue
Suite 2100
Portland, OR, 97204-3158

601 Sw 2nd Ave #2100
Portland, OR, 97204-3158



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecommendedChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2010
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2008
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2008
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2007
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2006
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder/1989-Present; Board Member 2005-2008Lane Powell PC1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Fencing AllianceDirector/President2004 - Present
Oregon Law InstituteBoard MemberN/A
Oregon Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Oregon Litigation JournalAssociate EditorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thiebes v. Wal-MartMultiple Defense Verdicts; Low recovery
Spiegel Holdings Inc v. FCNB$16 million claimed; judgment $2.1 million
Erickson Hardwood v. HamptonClaim of $40 mil lender liabilty; verdict $1.2 mil
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Evidence Oregon State Bar CLEWitness Competency1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Best PracticesBest Handbooks for Best Companies2008
Lane Powell 24th Annual Labor and Employment Law SeminarUntangling Overlapping Leave Laws2006
Lane Powell 23rd Annual Labor and Employment SeminarAvoiding the Employer's Worst Nightmare-Current Trends in Wage and Hour Class Actions2005
22nd Annual Labor and Employment SeminarReflections on a Bad Day at the Office-Mock Deposition of the HR Manager2004
Employment Law School for ManagersDocumenting and Conducting Investigations of Workplace Misconduct2003
E-Evidence:Motions In Limine and use of Videotaped and Transcribed Depositions at Summary Judgment and Trial2003
Introduction to Employment and Labor Law in OregonEmployment Discrimination--An Overview of the Basics2002