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Phil Nelson

Litigation Attorney at Portland, OR

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Phil

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Effective, efficient and responsive representation in all areas of business and contract litigation.  I look for resolution driven by your business needs. 


Slinde Nelson Stanford
425 NW 10th
Suite 200
Portland, OR, 97209

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Posted by GENEVRA | April 22, 2010
We have worked with Phil over the past several years. For personal and business. Lawsuit, or just need general legal advice. Phil is very personable, and very attentive to your situation, and a fair man. Phil will help you understand the process you are going through, and is very passionate about your needs and situation. If Phil can not help you out in a legal situation that is not in his field, he will find a reputable Attorney that can. As he did this for us. We been through a lot with Phil, and I highly recommend Phil.
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Posted by Lindsey | April 13, 2010
Thank You Phil!
I never thought I would be in the position I am in, but I am and now I have to deal with it. From the start Phil has assured me it will all work out! He has kept me up to date on all proceedings and filings related to my case. Phil is a great lawyer for which I am sincerely grateful. I would recommend Phil to anyone who is in need of an attorney! Thank you Phil!
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Posted by Erica | April 13, 2010
Knowledgeable, quick, and efficient
I have worked with Phil for many years as he is the attorney for my business and has helped me with some personal legal issues as well. He is the most knowledgeable attorney I have ever worked with, and very quick to get you a very thorough answer and doesn't speak to you in a language you can't understand. He has fought and won every case he has taken on for my business and has helped us through many legal situations throughout the year. I am working with him currently and he always gets back to me with solid answers and I am always 100% confident in his advice and judgement.
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Posted by Larry | April 12, 2010
Saved my home
Phil, responded to my numerous questions promptly and completely. Very reasonable rates, no overbilling. Kept me informed of progress. Was quick to act. Saved my home.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Constant attempts to force me to settle
Phil Nelson represented me in a corporate shareholder dispute as I paid an up front fee of $75k. The case progressed to the point of us winning at summary judgment. Eventually, Phil threatened to quit repeatedly because I would not settle for what HE deemed I should settle for, not what I adamantly requested, the fair value of my stock and other relief that survived summary judgment. Repeated threats to quit if I did not agree to his demand that I settle, along with promises (in writing) that an entire month of legal fees would be waived if I settled. For fear of losing counsel, I was left with no choice but to settle. As well, the month of fee's that were never removed as promised.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Slinde Nelson LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Landye Bennett Blumstein
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Seidl Law Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Stoel Rives, LLP
  • 2001 - 2005
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Southern Oregon Univeristy
  • Bachelor
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Toynbee v. Yoshida, et. al.
  • Seven Figure Verdict
  • Toynbee v. Yoshida, et. al.
  • Seven Figure Verdict


  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Multnomah Athletic Club
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Oregon Rising Star 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • 2004


  • Arbitration and Mediation in Oregon
  • "Judicial Enforcement and Review of Arbitration Awards"
  • 2008
  • Oregon State Bar, Contract Law in Oregon
  • Update: Interpretation and Construction of Contracts
  • 2007
  • Contract Law in Oregon
  • Interpretation and Construction of Contracts
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Issues in Divorces
  • Real Estate Issues in Divorce
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (22)
Endorse Phil
Litigation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wicked smart and determined, Phil is the type of lawyer that makes you wince when you see that he is representing an adverse party. That is not a statement as to his professionalism, which is of the highest order, but instead reflects his aggressive, thorough and knowledgeable approach to legal advocacy. Phil has my utmost respect."
Business Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best around!!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil is a skilled attorney who is committed to his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Whenever my business clients required litigation counsel Phil and his partner Nick Slinde were our #1 choice because they always delivered and were terrific at finding ways to get the desired results, often without having to resort to litigation. They saved my clients money, they helped them focus on their business and they made me look good as well. Phil and Nick have built the premier business/real estate and litigation boutique firm in the Northwest."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Phil is an experienced, highly effective litigator and I recommend his services to those seeking business and trial counsel."
Business Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Phil Nelson."
Commercial real estate Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is intelligent, experienced and results orientated. I highly recommend Phil to my fellow colleagues and prospective clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Phil was a tenacious opponent and creative thinker. Strongly recommended as a trial attorney."
Business Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Phil Nelson is an outstanding attorney who has consistently demonstrated his skill and expertise in the practice of law."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Phil Nelson for over ten years. Having tried cases with him, I can attest that he is a skilled trial advocate. Mr. Nelson has the perfect mix of legal savvy and common sense. I have full confidence when referring cases to him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Phil Nelson has a mastery of complex legal issues that is rivaled by few. I would endorse Phil Nelson to handle any civil litigation matter."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is an experienced, no nonsense lawyer. From simple to complex business disputes and contracts, Phil has the intellelectual and experiential power to move your case in the right direction. Phil's attention to detail and pro-active mindset give him the winning edge."
Business Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Phil for many years and can attest to his exceptional legal acumen, skills in the courtroom, and results for his clients. I'm lucky to have such a trusted resource for Portland referrals. I couldn't recommend him any more highly."
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