Stoel Rives LLP

James Torgerson

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Jim Torgerson is partner in Stoel Rives’ Litigation group. Over the last 30 years, he has tried to conclusion in excess of 40 cases, most to federal or state juries. He has handled more than 30 appeals, arguing cases in the Alaska Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jim has represented major oil and gas companies, Alaska Native corporations, electric utilities, telecommunications companies, professional services firms, nonprofit organizations and individuals. His counseling and litigation experience include:

- Property disputes, including disputes involving oil and gas interests and Alaska Native property issues

- Breach of contract

- Trade secrets, fraud and other business torts

- Mergers and acquisitions litigation

- Corporate governance

- Product liability and other torts

- Professional liability (including accounting and legal malpractice)

- Environmental litigation

- Criminal matters in federal and state court

- Class actions

- Employment litigation, including ERISA disputes

- Regulatory matters, including state attorney general issues

Jim served as the firm’s managing partner through 2019.

Professional Memberships

- Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

- Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation

- American Bar Association

- Federal Bar Association

- Alaska Judicial Council