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Matthew J Kalmanson

Appeals Attorney at Portland, OR

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also known as Matt Kalmanson

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 14 years
    Oregon - OR 19 years
    New York - NY 23 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

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5
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    30%
    Emphasizing civil appeals in both state and federal appellate courts.

  2. Litigation
    30%
    Emphasizing complex commercial and corporate litigation.

  3. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Representing corporate entities and officers, board members, and other professionals.

  4. Class action
    10%
    Representing corporate entities and officers, board members, and other professionals.

  5. Constitutional
    10%

I am an experienced litigation and appellate attorney. I regularly serve as lead appellate counsel in cases before state and federal appellate courts in the Pacific Northwest, and have a track record of success. I am often hired to develop, brief and argue complex legal and procedural issues before state and federal courts. I am also an accomplished litigator and skilled negotiator, with particular experience litigating matters involving complex business transactions, accounting, finance, statutes, and regulatory schemes; cases involving free speech and other federal and state constitutional rights; actions involving professional duties; class actions; securities actions; shareholder disputes; derivative actions; trust and partnership disputes; and many others.

Location

Matthew J Kalmanson
1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2000
Portland, OR, 97205-3070

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Partner
  • Hart Wagner LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hart Wagner LLP
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Counsel to Judiciary Committees
  • Oregon State Legislature
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Law Clerk to Judge Susan Graber
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk to Justice James Coleman
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Yale Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Executive Committee Chair, Constitutional Law Section
  • 2018 - Present
  • Oregon Judicial Department
  • Member, Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Appellate Section
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Securities Section
  • N/A
  • Pioneer Courthouse Historical Society
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Editor, The Verdict
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee
  • 2011 - 2013
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2009
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer - Appellate Practice
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer - Appellate Practice
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer - Appellate Practice
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

  • 2007 Oregon Legislation Highlights
  • Chapter on Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution and Appellate Practice (Co-author)
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • OSB Constitutional Law Section Annual CLE Seminar
  • Developments in Constitutional Law (moderator)
  • 2014
  • OSB Constitutional Law Section Annual CLE Seminar
  • Developments in Constitutional Law (moderator)
  • 2013
  • OSB Constitutional Law Section Annual CLE Seminar
  • Developments in Constitutional Law (moderator)
  • 2012
  • OSB Constitutional Law Section Annual CLE Seminar
  • Developments in Constitutional Law (moderator)
  • 2011
  • OSB Constitutional Law Section Annual CLE Seminar
  • Developments in Constitutional Law (moderator)
  • 2010
  • BOLI Seminar
  • Trends in ADA Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Friend
"Matt is a highly skilled trial and appellate lawyer of the highest ethical character. He is diligent, trustworthy and extremely intelligent. It's a pleasure to endorse Matt."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Matt at my old law firm. Matt is personable, very smart and highly effective. He is a huge asset to his firm and his clients. I highly recommend him!"
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Portland Appeals Lawyer Matthew J Kalmanson
Matthew J Kalmanson
Appeals Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 23 years