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I am the Portland Branch Office Lead Member for Williams Kastner. I specialize in general civil litigation with an emphasis on health care, professional, commercial, and product liability issues. I have been listed in Best Lawyers in the area of Medical Malpractice Law since 2007, and have been named to Super Lawyers by Law & Politics magazine since 2007.


I have been lead counsel in more than 80 trials. My trial experience includes defense of accountants in cases involving investment losses, shareholder litigation, business failures, tax planning and advice, and business and personal tax liabilities.


I have served on several committees of the Oregon State Bar, including the Local Professional Responsibility Committee, the Affirmative Action Committee, and the Client Security Fund Committee. I presently serve as disciplinary counsel for the Bar. Since 1991, I have served actively as a pro-tem circuit court judge.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Defective Products: 30%

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Contact info

Williams Kastner

888 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
Portland, OR, 97204-2020


IDAuthorized to practice law200707/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2008
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2007
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner2004 - Present
PartnerDuden Neiman LLP2002 - 2003
PartnerTooze, Duden, Creamer, Frank & Hutchison1986 - 2002
AssociateTooze Kerr1982 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationVarious Sections and CommitteesN/A
Oregon State Bar AssociationEditorial Board, Health Law ManualN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Idaho State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Physician Organizations, American Health Lawyers AssociationPunitive Damages Against Healthcare Providers in the Healthcare Reform Era2010
ABA Litigation SectionWarnings,” Restatement Sections Specifically Applicable to Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Cases in State Court2004
Oregon State Bar Torts DeskbookInvasion of PrivacyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif1982
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AOther - Bachelors1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
22nd Annual Medical Device SeminarAmbush at the End of the Oregon Trail: Expert Practice in Oregon State Court2009
Oregon Society of Healthcare Risk ManagersLegal Aspects of Electronic Health Records2008
Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers Division MeetingSurvivor: Idaho and Oregon Strange Differences in Civil Trial Practice Across the Border2008
Multnomah County Bar Association CLE SeminarTraining for Arbitrators2007
UnknownEveryday HIPAA Issue in Juvenile Law2006
PresenterPain Management - The Legal Issue2006
PresentationPresenting Medical Evidence to the Jury2005
CLE SeminarSummary Judgments2004