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Robert Kaine Meyer

Discrimination Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Robert K. Meyer

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 15 years
    California - CA 18 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Discrimination
    Specializing in cases involving employment discrimination; retaliation; harassment; denial of medical leave; and whistleblower rights.

    16 years, 100 cases

I am an experienced trial attorney specializing in employment law cases in Oregon.  Based in Portland, Oregon, I help clients all over the state with employment discrimination and retaliation cases.  I have successfully represented employees in court and in arbitration.  Prior to starting my own practice representing employees, I worked at Jackson Lewis, one of the largest employment law firms in the country.  I also previously worked as an assistant district attorney with the Curry County District Attorney's office.

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Meyer Stephenson Employment Law
1 SW Columbia
Suite 1850
Portland, OR, 97258

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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Was very professional and easy to work with. Worked thoroughly on my case an would highly recommend to anyone who has any claim that is worth pursuing. Bob makes things very concise and clear from the very start to finish.
Posted by Joseph | September 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, highly recomended
Robert is a fantastic lawyer, he knows how to explain your case without scaring you or making you feel stupid, he genuinely cares about his clients he went out of his way to help me more than once from helping me with parking fees to finding other local people help me get info needed for the case so I wouldn't stress over it. to even offering to help my family and I pay for our motel. I don't know how many times I asked 100 questions and I got honest well thoughtout ideas on how to proceed. And in the end I was very happy with the results of my case, he did exactly what he said he would .I couldn't have asked for a better attorney and have nothing negative to say about him or his law office.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks bob for everything you made it easy and comfortable to go through a rough time. You always had a cheerful way about you. Don and I both want to express our appreciation. I pray you have much success in life and family
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This guy knows his stuff
Bob was an amazing Attorney. He fought hard for my case, with a great outcome. I would definitely recommend his services to others in need of an Attorney.
Posted by Melissa | April 15, 2015
Experienced, prominent legal representation
Look no further than Robert Meyer attorney at law, Portland Oregon; specializing in Employment law. Attorney Robert Meyer will defend the rights of employees and hold employers accountable for unlawful activities conducted in the workplace. Robert Meyer utilizes his extensive legal knowledge of both state and federal laws, to benefit his clients.
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Posted by jose | August 18, 2014
great service
Very knowledgeable kept me informed and up to date. The advice was great. Bob is very friendly and responsive to needs. I pray I never have to use him again but I'm confident in his aptitude. Thank you again Bob. Wish you much more success in your endeavors.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2014
Extremely thankful
It will be very hard to say what I have to say about Robert in limited words. He was so excellent!! When we had our first phone contact, he asked me some questions and I answered them, of course thinking he wasn't really interested in what I had to say let alone BELIEVING ME with what I had went through with my former employer and co-workers, but he did listen to me and explained the process and everything to me, and this actually gave me some hope. I am a person that has learned not to get my hopes up, so I was skeptical and didn't believe anything would really happen for me. I had a phone conference already scheduled with BOLI that was coming up soon, and I let Robert know this. Robert asked me to re-schedule the phone conference so that he could read through my paperwork and attend the phone conference. I had recently sent my papers to Robert, so he did not have a chance to look over them. I re-scheduled the phone conference with BOLI as Robert asked. First of all...going through BOLI and having an attorney on my side was something that I would never have expected. Robert believed me and what had happened with my former employer. Robert was with me and on my side each time I had a phone conference with the BOLI investigator. This made it comfortable for me. Many times during the phone conferences I became emotional, I had to answer questions for the investigator and give explanations of what had happened with my former employer and co-workers. Robert understood and didn't judge me for being emotional. The phone conferences with BOLI went smooth and with Robert's support, I honestly believe the investigator also believed me. Robert took my case out of BOLI and continued through his office, and from there on it was nothing but positive. In fact, the whole experience with BOLI and Robert's support was positive. Having to speak to an investigator can be very intimidating. Robert kept me informed on everything that was happening with my case. I didn't have to call him or bother him just to find out, that meant a lot to me. Robert would either call me or send me an e-mail just to touch base. My past employer tried to settle with a small settlement amount, and Robert felt this was the beginning of negotiations, he went back and forth with my past employers attorney and the settlement amount kept going up. Robert was honest with me and let me know what amount was fair. I am not a greedy person, and I trusted Robert with everything. I just couldn't believe my past employer was trying to settle. They obviously knew they were in the wrong and didn't want things to go further through the courts, I was so happy to hear this. It was again hard to believe this was happening. I still did not want to get my hopes up because I was sure something was going to fall through, but Robert kept me positive. Robert was positive himself. There was a time when he had gotten kind of ornery with the other attorney, and it made me happy, and again, it went our way. A settlement offer was agreed on that was more than fair. Everything with the settlement happened so fast, I couldn't believe it. People always say that any kind of settlement takes years, but in my case and all of Robert's work, it only took a couple of months. I guess you just have to have the right attorney on your side. It was hard to believe that this really happened for me. I would recommend Robert's services to anyone that needs help or if you just have questions. I believe he would take the time to listen. Robert is so nice and understands what you're saying. At first I thought I didn't deserve the help, maybe I deserved being terminated for speaking up. But after talking with Robert as well as my children, I honestly believe I do deserve the settlement that I received. My former employer retaliated against me for voicing wrongful, fraudulent, and illegal issues going on within the business. This would not have happend without Robert Meyer's help!!
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Posted by Mark | January 9, 2014
Help with termination from my job - Mark Theo
I was terminated by my company and then asked to sign a separation agreement with some rather ambigious and tricky "non-solicitation" language in it. Robert Meyer helped me to better understand how this "non-solicitation" language might effect my ability to get another job similar to the one I had prior to my termination. His counsel really helped me make an informed decision as to whether I should sign the separation agreement. He was very thorough and easy to work with.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Meyer Stephenson
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Robert K. Meyer, Attorney at Law. P.C.
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Mitra Law Group
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney
  • Curry County District Attorney
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Jackson Lewis
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • McNamara Law Firm, PC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • McNamara, Dodge, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Pfalzer & Borges, LLP
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Summer Clerk
  • Napa County District Attorney
  • 2002 - 2002
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bromley v. Lemma Wine Company
  • Won trial
  • Jensen v. Sinclair et al.
  • Won arbitration


  • Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH)
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar - Volunteer Disciplinary Counsel
  • Volunteer Defense Counsel
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Mentor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Employee/Individual Rights Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Curry County Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Team Leader
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Curry County Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Committee Member
  • 2008 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Completion of District Attorney School
  • Oregon Department of Justice
  • 2011


  • Oregon State Bar Legal Publications - BarBooks
  • ADR in Oregon, Chapter 28: Employment Law
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Unfair Business Practices that Impact Employee Wages
  • Employee rights to wages (Lincoln City)
  • 2018
  • Oregon State Bar - Breakfast Briefing on the BOLI Process
  • EEOC/BOLI Administrative Claims Process for Employment Discrimination Claims
  • 2018
  • MBA Solo/Small Firm Technology Panel
  • Technology for Small Firms
  • 2018
  • Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Conference
  • EEOC/BOLI Administrative Process: How to be Creative and Use the Administrative Process to Your Advantage
  • 2017
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, CLE Committee
  • Constructive Discharge Cases In Oregon
  • 2016
  • Lawyer Mentoring Luncheon
  • Mentoring
  • 2014
  • Curry County Sheriff's Office Training
  • Presenting your case at trial
  • 2012
  • Brookings Police Department Training
  • Presenting your case at trial
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (15)
Endorse Robert
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a tenacious advocate, who is unafraid to go up against big-law defendants, Bob is a great choice. Not only does he know his employment law stuff, he is able to draw on a wealth of courtroom and trial experience. I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a hard-working and tenacious litigator. He has an uncommon depth of knowledge in employment law and significant trial experience."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Meyer is a great advocate for individuals facing employment and labor issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I took a trial skills class with this attorney and got to know him better. I could see from our class drills that he has immense experience and is a skilled trial attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a great attorney and person."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an aggressive, yet conscious employment lawyer. With his years of experience in the courtroom and the know how to handle even the most challenging of cases, Bob effectively handles cases from start to finish, no matter what direction they lead."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Meyer is an exceptional lawyer. He cares deeply about his clients' needs and works diligently to make sure he gets the best result possible for each one. I've worked with him on several cases and I know that in addition to being a top-notch attorney he's a really great guy. I am happy to give him my full endorsement."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Meyer not only cares deeply for his clients, but he is also an exceptionally talented attorney. If I have a friend needing assistance in Portland on an employment or labor issue, I insist that they call him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob has been a very helpful resource for me in my practice. He has been instrumental in connecting me with the right individuals and resources, both for my own benefit and for the benefit of my clients. He is kind and considerate with his time, and I would highly recommend him to potential clients seeking a local, trustworthy attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob Meyer is a person of integrity. He works hard for clients. I have referred employment clients to Bob and received very strong feedback from those clients regarding Bob's work ethic, skills, and most importantly RESULTS for the client."
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