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Jeff Edelson represents individual and corporate professionals and business clients in real estate, construction, shareholder and employment disputes with an emphasis on competitive injury, trade secrets and other business torts and contracts (e.g. non-compete agreements, unfair competition, intentional interference). While much of his practice is devoted to helping his clients avoid litigation, such as counseling businesses and employees on noncompetition agreements and trade secrets, Jeff is an aggressive and gifted trial lawyer when litigation becomes necessary. Jeff has proven adept at recovering attorney fees for his clients after defeating or prosecuting claims for trade secret violations, contract breaches and securities law violations. Jeff has not lost touch with his roots as a lawyer for disadvantaged legal aid clients or with his experiences as a judicial law clerk. Drawing on that background, Jeff brings compassion and objectivity to each client, producing outstanding and efficient results for a diverse clientele.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Arbitration: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Markowitz Herbold PC

1211 SW 5th Ave Ste 3000
Suite 3000
Portland, OR, 97204-3730


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
AV- RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMarkowitz Herbold PC1991 - Present
Law ClerkUnited States District Court - District of Oregon1989 - 1991
Staff AttorneyMarion Polk Legal Aid Services1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Campaign For Equal JusticeCo-chair2000 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationChairman- Oregon Chapter2009 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Portland Business JournalMisguided New Law Muddles Noncompete Agreements2007
Portland Business JournalIt Happens at The Office2007
Portland Business JournalLimiting Damage When a Key Employee Joins a Competitor2007
Portland Business JournalNoncompetition Agreements Can Be Thorny2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Lafayette CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MBA Noncompetition CLEEvaluating, Prosecuting and Defending Non-Compete and Trade Secret Litigation2014
CLE SeminarsA Luddite’s Guide to Technology Law—Issue Spotting2014
Oregon State Bar Labor & Employment Sections Annual SeminarThe Fast Track: Litigating the Noncompete Case2012