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Markowitz Herbold PC

Litigation

4 ranked lawyersBand 1OregonUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Prominent litigation firm which maintains a superb reputation for its skilled handling of complex commercial disputes. Noted for its substantial bench of practitioners at all levels of seniority. Highly experienced in disputes touching on such areas as professional malpractice, workplace discrimination and sexual harassment, product liability and IP. Acts for a wide range of major public, private and municipal clients including multinational technology companies and clients from the healthcare, insurance and sports apparel industries.

Strengths

Clients find that "the firm provides the highest-quality legal analysis and is always responsive and available."

One source comments: "Our office is impressed with the high quality of work product from Markowitz attorneys, along with the manner in which they render legal services. We feel like they are truly invested in our goals, and are doing their part to help us achieve favorable litigation outcomes."

Another source adds: "The attorneys are skilled both in assessing the strength of a case and at providing strategic options to obtain the desired result. The firm is reliable and provides timely advice."

Work highlights

Represented Oregon’s Governor and Department of Human Services in a class action regarding whether the state's child welfare system should be overseen by a federal judge.

Notable practitioners

Chad Colton acts on a broad range of matters including employment disputes and breach of contract claims. He is a go-to attorney for bet-the-company commercial litigation.
"I am very impressed with Chad. He is instrumental in helping us brainstorm and set the course of the litigation."

Trial lawyer David Markowitz is retained by a number of high-profile clients due to his stellar and longstanding reputation in the disputes market. He has notable experience representing healthcare providers and public authorities.
"Dave's skills as a litigator are unparalleled in the local Bar. He has earned his stellar reputation the hard way: by being a trusted counselor who always keeps his clients' interests top of mind, and by finding creative, strategic ways to serve those interests." "Dave's passion for all aspects of litigation shows in his dedication both to his cases and to the art of practicing law."

Kerry Shepherd is regarded as a highly skilled trial lawyer. He is often retained by municipalities and other public sector bodies, in addition to his varied following of commercial clients.
"Kerry is knowledgeable, professional and approachable at the same time." "He is always thorough, thoughtful and understated but his logic is powerful."

Matthew Levin possesses notable expertise in sports law, representing well-known sports brands on disputes stemming from sales agreements, as well as other litigious matters. He has additional experience in labor disputes.
"He is a client's dream: he makes the effort to understand the business priorities and considerations at stake and maintains a singular focus on achieving our goals. He can be relied on for practical, creative, and effective solutions to the most complex problems. He is entirely unflappable, and inspires the utmost confidence that our cases are being handled with a steady hand." "Matt is incredible. He is very strategic, business-oriented, efficient, and responsive - everything I look for in a great legal partner."

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Oregon

Litigation: General Commercial


Chad Colton
Band 4
David Markowitz
Star Individuals
Kerry Shepherd
Band 3
Matthew Levin
Band 2