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Phillip E Joseph

Litigation Attorney at Portland, OR

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About Phillip

Learn Phillip’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Phillip Joseph co-chairs Ball Janik LLP’s construction litigation practice. He is a commercial litigator whose primary focus is construction and real estate litigation, including design and construction disputes, construction defect, general counsel for community associations, purchase/sale disputes, real estate disputes, commercial landlord/tenant, and collections. Mr. Joseph has extensive experience litigating multi-million dollar construction disputes representing predominantly owners.

    34 years

  2. Construction and development
    Advises clients on onstruction disputes include construction lien litigation, defective design and construction, late delivery, extra/changed work and impact claims, Little Miller Act claims, and insurance coverage for construction disputes. With respect to design/build construction projects, Mr. Joseph has defended multi-million dollar claims for additional compensation.

    34 years

  3. Insurance
    Resolve claims and lawsuits in a wide range of insurance areas, recovering substantial proceeds from hundreds of domestic and foreign insurers. Pursue negotiation opportunities when prudent, consider alternative dispute resolution techniques when they hold promise, and go to court when necessary. From large-scale litigation on behalf of corporate policyholders under complex occurrence-based and claims-made coverages, to individual claims.

    34 years

I have successfully prosecuted and defended a wide range of construction defect cases on behalf of owners, ranging from large residences to condominiums/townhomes, subdivisions, apartments, hotels, offices, retail stores, schools, retirement facilities and shopping centers.  I frequently work on residential and commercial construction defect disputes, and would be happy to speak with you.  


I have received the AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale–Hubbell®, and was recognized by my peers as as an Oregon Super Lawyer in construction law. 


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Licensed for 34 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/25/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/08/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/11/2022
State UT
Status Inactive
Acquired 2011
Updated 01/07/2023
State ID
Status Inactive
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/19/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Phillip

Ball Janik LLP
101 SW Main Street
Suite 1100
Portland, OR, 97204-3219


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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ball Janik LLP
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ball Janik LLP
  • 1989 - 1999


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Oregon
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Construction Defect Case: Sunset Presbyterian Church in Oregon
  • Supreme Court Victory
  • Hamptons at Metrowest Condominiums Association
  • $23 million recovered for the client
  • Hotel Construction Defect Litigation - Oregon
  • Recovered $1.65 million on behalf of hotel
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  • Home Builders Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Affordable Housing Management Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon ON
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Community Associations Institute, National Chapter
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oregon Washington Community Managers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • BOMA Oregon Chapter
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use Section
  • Editor, Real Estate Disputes CLE
  • N/A
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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  • Real Estate Disputes CLE, Oregon State Bar
  • Editor
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Phillip
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I fully endorse Phillip. He is an excellent attorney, and has successfully represented property owners faced with difficult construction issues for many years. His national reputation as a preeminent construction attorney is completely deserved."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Phillip is an outstanding litigator with a keen sense of the issues in construction-defect cases. In addition to his legal prowess, he is one of the most skilled and intuitive negotiators I have worked with. Results matter, and Phil is expert in getting them for his clients."

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Portland Litigation Lawyer Phillip E Joseph
Phillip E Joseph
Litigation Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 34 years
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