|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Lewis & Clark Law School||2011|
|Environmental and Natural Resources Certificate||Lewis & Clark Law School||2011|
|Best Brief, First Year Moot Court Competition||Lewis & Clark Law School||2009|
|Environmental Law Specialist||Oregon Department of Environmental Quality||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||O'Donnell Gesmundo, PC||2011 - 2013|
|Student Law Clerk||Earthrise Law Center||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||NY/NJ Baykeeper||2010 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|LEOS||Member||2012 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, District of Oregon||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2011 - Present|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Western Washington University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
Posted by Brad
We had the city sewer system back up into our basement last year, partly due to poor maintance on the street line as well as negligent work by a plumbing company. Our home owners insurance would not pay because it originated from outside the home. We were stuck trying to recoup our losses from the city and the plumbing company.
The city ended up paying for half of our claim and we hired Kieran to write a letter to the plumbing company for the other half. We also used him throughout our dealings with the plumbing company for legal advice. Ultimately, we were able to recoup the other half of our claim without any litigation and a very minimal amount of money spent for Kieran's services.
Not only did Kieran give us excellent legal advice, he was an excellent listener. We didn't always agree on the "best path" forward, but Kieran would always listen to our thoughts and thoroughly explain why he agreed or disagreed. There were a few times we went against his legal advice with our approach. He would explain why he didn't agree, but never made us feel as though we were completely wrong or foolish.
One of the main reasons we hired Kieran instead of other lawyers we spoke with is because he was able to exude confidence without acting arrogant. He was able to be empathetic, yet give strong and sound legal advice. I would highly recommend his services and definitely use him again.
Posted by DanielPflieger
Kieran helped me resolve an issue with an unreasonable landlord and we were able to resolve the issue before it went to trial. My ex-landlord broke several laws and also exhibited atrocious behavior (harassing profanity-filled voice mails and emails). We were able to resolve this issue before it went to trial and he took my case on a contingency basis. He is the person you want on your side when someone tries to use their economic status to take advantage of you.
Posted by Joyce
My landlord failed to fix some serious problems with my home and then tried to evict me after I called the city inspector. Kieran paid close attention to my case and fought hard for me. As a result of Kieran's work I received substantial compensation from my landlord. Kieran is an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable about the law. I highly recommend him to anybody.
Samuel Terpstra, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Kieran is a highly motivated and diligent advocate. His capacity for quickly dissecting complex legal issues is complemented by his ability to distill those issues for easy nonlawyer digestion. I would not hesitate to recommend him for your landlord / tenant issues.