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Gerry Warren has an extensive career as a litigation attorney. Before his move to private practice, he worked for 17 ½ years as trial attorney for City County Insurance Services (CIS) until August 2009 when he left to start his own firm. He continues to represent Oregon Cities and Counties in all state and federal courts. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Willamette University in 1978 and Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1981 from Willamette College of Law.

After law school, Gerry spent several years on active duty as an Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer including as a prosecutor in Hanau, then West Germany for 3 years. He was also assigned to the Army’s Litigation Division at The Pentagon in Washington, DC where he defended medical malpractice claims. His last military duty assignment was his appointment by Governor John Kitzhaber as the Oregon National Guard’s State Judge Advocate in August 2001. He served in that position until October 2005.

Gerry graduated with a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2003 and retired from the Army National Guard in 2005 as a Colonel with over 34 years of military service. He has successfully handled hundreds of cases in state and federal courts defending Oregon cities and counties since 1992.



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  1. Litigation: 100%
    35 years, 575 cases



Hourly ($180-300/hour), contingent (25-40%)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • James V B Delapoer

    Gerry Warren has proven to be an exceptional attorney. I have worked with Gerry on a number of cases where he has been hired as the trial lawyer to defend my client in serious litigation matters. Gerry has always done great work and achieved very favorable results. He is a pleasure to work with and has the skills and experience to do the job right!


    James V Delapoer Government Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with Gerry for about 20 years. I am general counsel for a public entity self-insurance pool (much like an insurance company) that covers almost all of the cities in Oregon and many of the counties. For about 18 years Gerry defended litigated cases against the cities and counties in our program as an employee of CIS, and for the last 2 years has continued to do so in private practice after we discontinued our in-house litigation program. He has handled a wide variety of tort and civil rights cases for us. Gerry is always extremely well-prepared and thorough in his work and has been highly successful in litigating cases for us. I highly recommend Gerry as a defense trial lawyer in the areas of tort and civil rights law.


    Mark Rauch
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

901 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR, 97301


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Litigation AttorneyCity County Ins Svcs1992 - 2009
Staff Judge AdvocateUS Army JAG Corps1981 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Association of Defense CounselN/A1992 - Present
Marion County Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Howell v. BoyleCertified Question to Oregon Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
United States Army War CollegeN/AMasters in Strategic Studies2003
Willamette University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1981
Willamette UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
City County Ins Services Annual Risk Management ConfOregon Tort Claims Act Public Employee Liability2011