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John Bachofner’s practice focuses on litigation, day-to-day advice, and complex written opinions on insurance coverage, regulatory, products liability, business, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights issues. He has represented individuals and organizations in a variety of arbitration forums, agency hearings, and state and federal courts, as well as a variety of transactions.


John has represented various interests, some for nearly 20 years, and is familiar with many of the unique challenges faced by large corporations. His work has ranged from companies with local regulatory agencies to interpreting complex contracts to representation in litigation. His reputation and breadth of experience earned him the AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.


An avid scuba diver since 1982 and a current PADI scuba instructor, John combines his passion for the law with his passion for diving by representing local dive shop owners and other diving-related professionals. In this regard, he has provided advice and guidance to the diving profession in business transactions, regulatory work, business advice and litigation.


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Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    26 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
    14 years
  3. Insurance: 25%
    26 years
  4. Business: 25%
    26 years



Hourly ($225-375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Jordan Ramis PC

1499 SE Tech Center Place #380
Vancouver, WA, 98683

Jordan Ramis PC

2 Centerpointe Drive
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's Public Service AwardOregon State Bar1994
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderJordan Ramis PC2011 - Present
PADI Scuba Diving InstructorThunder Reef Divers2008 - Present
ShareholderBullivant Houser Bailey PC2002 - 2011
AssociateBullivant Houser Bailey, PC1996 - 2001
AssociateAmbrose & Associates1994 - 1995
Law Clerk for Judge Susan LeesonOregon Court of Appeals1994 - 1994
AssociateUnderwood, Norwood & Hiefield1992 - 1994
AssociateAcker, Underwood, Norwood & Hiefield1990 - 1992
Law Clerk for Judge Walter EdmondsOregon Court of Appeals1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Litigation SectionChair2016 - Present
Oregon State BarBoard of Governors2016 - Present
Oregon Association of Defense CounselMember - Board of Directors2011 - Present
Oregon State Bar Litigation SectionMember - Executive Committee2010 - Present
Oregon Council on Court ProceduresMember2009 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Oregon Association of Defense CounselMember1990 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1988 - Present
Oregon Council on Court ProceduresChair-Elect2015 - 2016
Oregon State Bar Litigation SectionSecretary2014 - 2015
Oregon State Bar, Litigation SectionTreasurer2013 - 2014
Camas-Washougal Chamber of CommerceMember - Board of Directors2011 - 2014
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Litigation SectionChair2007 - 2009
Oregon State Bar, House of DelegatesMember2000 - 2015
New Lawyer's Division Law Related Education CommitteeMember1993 - 1995
Oregon State Bar, Public Service and Information CommitteeMember1993 - 1996
Oregon State Bar, Law-Related Education CommitteeMember, Secretary and then Chair1990 - 1993
Publication nameTitleDate
Jordan Ramis WebsiteOregon Supreme Court Decision Expands Attorney Fee Exposure on Insurance Cases2012
Vancouver Business JournalFDIC Insured: What Does it Really Mean?2008
Vancouver Business JournalFederal and State Laws Designed to Curb Identity Theft Impact Business2008
Vancouver Business JournalNew Electronic Discovery Rules Impact Business2007
Vancouver Business JournalImpact of New Wireless Communication Limits on Business2007
Vancouver Business JournalInsurance Coverage Considerations for the Business Owner2007
Supplement Oregon State Bar Insurance CLE, Chapter 19UM, UIM and PIP Coverage2003
Supplement Oregon State Bar Insurance CLE, Chapter 19UM, UIM and PIP Coverage1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Pacific Lutheran UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationGet What You Paid For: Stacking UIM and PIP under SB 4112015
Oregon State BarNegotiation Ethics: Winning Without Selling Your Soul2015
Oregon Casualty Adjusters AssociationImpacts of Measure 912015
Oregon Casualty Adjusters AssociationLegislative Changes to Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist and PIP Coverage2015
Oregon Association of Defense CounselLegislative Update and the New World for UM/UIM/PIP Claims2015
Multnomah Bar AssociationHow to Effectively Present and Defend PIP and UM/UIM Claims2015
Oregon Law InstituteAdvanced Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Issues2014
Oregon State BarObtaining and Collecting Your Client's Judgment--Show me the Money!2013
National Business InstituteLitigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claim2013
National Business InstituteCollections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment2012
Oregon State Bar"Presenting and Defending Uninsured, Underinsured, and PIP Claims in Oregon2011
National Business InstituteUninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law 1012011
National Business Institute CLECollection Law From Start to Finish2009
National Business Institute CLEAdvanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage2009
National Business Institute CLECollection Law from Start to Finish2008
National Business Institute CLEAdvanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage2008
Oregon State Bar CLEPleadings and Parties2007
National Business Institute CLECollection Law From Start to Finish2007
National Business Institute CLECollection Law From Start to Finish2006
OADC Annual ConventionPersuasion Within the State2005
National Business Institute CLEHow to Successfully Collect on Judgments in Oregon2005
OADC Fall SeminarAuto Insurance Repair2004
National Business InstituteDebt Collection From Start to Finish in Oregon2004
Multnomah Bar Continuing Law EducationRecent Developments in UM, UIM and PIP Coverage2004
National Business InstituteDebt Collection From Start to Finish in Oregon2003
IISOIPersonal Injury Protection and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage2003
Continuing Law EducationAuto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Oregon2003
OADC Annual ConventionWhat Every Oregon Lawyer Should Know About Washington PIP & UIM2002
Multnomah Bar Continuing Law EducationRecent Developments in UM, UIM and PIP Coverage2002
OSB Continuing Law EducationFundamentals of Oregon Civil Trial Procedure2001
OADC Annual ConventionUM/UIM Issues2001
Oregon Casualty AdjustersFive Strategies to Reduce Your Bottom Line in UM/UIM Cases2000
OADC Fall SeminarTips for Defense Counsel and Adjusters in Dealing with UM/UIM Claims2000
OSB Insurance Law Continuing Law EducationUM, UIM Strategies & Developments1999
Oregon Civil Trial ProcedureCollecting Judgments in OregonN/A