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Joe Field is an active litigation and bankruptcy attorney who specializes
in complex, multi-party cases before bankruptcy, state and federal courts. His
trial experience includes a broad range of commercial, real estate and financial
fraud cases. Joe represents plaintiffs and defendants, creditors and debtors.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 50%
    23 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 50%
    23 years, 500 cases



Contingent (25-50%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a great attorney. He is extremely creative and hard-charging. Joe is very highly regarded among his peers. Joe is someone I trust immensely and I seek his good counsel frequently, both as a friend and a colleague. Joe has expertise in many areas of commercial law and civil ligitation, including bankruptcy/insolvency, insurance coverage, professional liability and many others. Joe is absolutely top-flite.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

621 SW Morrison St Ste 1225
Portland, OR, 97205


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rating (top 5% of attorneys) AV rated since 2002.Martindale Hubble2011
Pro Bono CertificateDebtor Creditor Section Oregon State Bar2002
Pro Bono CertificateDebtor Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerField Jerger, LLP1994 - Present
Investment BankingMorgan Stanley International, London, UK1986 - 1987
International Captial MarketsMerrill Lynch Capital Markets1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Subrogation ProfessionalsMember2007 - Present
Commercial Law League of AmericaMember2004 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2002 - Present
Litigation Section, Oregon State BarN/A1994 - Present
Debtor Creditor Section, Oregon State BarN/A1994 - Present
Hood River County Bar AssociationPresident1995 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Archdiocese of Portland Chapter 11 Bankruptcy CaseMediated Resolution and confirmed chapter 11 plan of reorganization with policy buybacks free and clear.
Miracle Mountain of Portland verses Don HansonUnanimous jury verdict
City of Mosier v. Hood River Sand and GravelVictory at trial, upheld on appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar Statutory Time Limitations1) Attorneys liens and fees; 2) Non-Possessory Chattel Liens, and; Possessory Chattel Liens.2010
Oregon Statutory Time LimitationsEdited various sections2003
Oregon State Bar Professional Liability FundBankruptcy Issues for State Court Practicioners2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of ChicagoFinanceMBA1984
Adelphi UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Learning the RopesBankruptcy2011
Bankruptcy Issues in Federal CasesBankruptcy2011
Bankruptcy Judges & Trustee's Forum 2010Bankruptcy - Event Moderator2010
Collection Tips & StrategyCreditors Rights2007
What To Do When Bankruptcy Issues Arise In Your PracticeCommercial Bankruptcy2006
Collecting Debts: Tips and Strategies to Legally Get What You're OwedSuccessfully Collecting Judgments2006
Aligning Your PracticeInsurance2006
Collection StrategiesCreditors Rights2005
Bankruptcy Reform UpdateBankruptcy2005
Lunch Time Brown Bag CLE SeriesBankruptcy2004
Owen Panner Inns of CourtBankruptcy Issues In Related State Court Cases2003
Learning the RopesBankruptcy2003
Advanced Collection StrategiesCreditors Rights2003