Jeff represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of civil legal matters, including business and real estate disputes, land use disputes, construction disputes, insurance disputes, and appeals. Before joining Landerholm, Jeff operated his own firm, practiced with two major Pacific Northwest law firms, and served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Virginia L. Linder, then judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Jeff’s experience includes the following:
Represented timberland owner to establish private way of necessity for timber harvest.
Represented home builder in responding to HOA claims that builder violated CC&Rs.
Represented excavation contractor in payment dispute with owner/general contractor.
Represented developer in damages action against municipal government. Obtained summary judgment in client's favor.
Represented commercial landlord in declaratory judgment action to determine ownership of underground storage tanks. All claims resolved in client's favor at summary judgment including award of attorney fees.
Represented property owner in claim for specific performance of alleged oral agreement to sell. Obtained immediate dismissal, release of lis pendens, and award of attorney fees.
Represented temporary labor provider in collection action against customer. Settled after completion of depositions for full amount of client's demand.
Represented international outdoor advertising company in breach of contract action arising from proposed acquisition of easement. Obtained summary judgment dismissal of claims.
Member of team that prosecuted contempt action against state agency. Trial court held state agency in contempt, imposed fine of $2 million, and awarded attorney fees to client.
Defended city council member against charges of violating city ethics ordinance. Charges dismissed after hearing before city council.
Represented insurers in numerous actions for subrogation and contribution throughout Oregon and Washington and on pro hac vice basis in Montana, Colorado, Utah, and California.
Admitted to practice:
State of Oregon
State of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
J.D.; Lewis & Clark Law School; Dean’s Fellowship, Scholar’s List; 2001
M.A. (History), Arizona State University, 1998
B.A. (History), University of Portland, Dean’s List, 1996
Awards & Recognition:
Cornelius Honor Society, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2001
Lewis & Clark Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2001
George E. Paulsen Award for Best Paper on U.S. Foreign Relations; Regents Scholarship. Thesis: “Advice and Dissent: Senator Wayne Morse and U.S. Foreign Relations, 1945–1964,” 1998
Rev. Joseph L. Powers, C.S.C., Senior Award in History, University of Portland, 1996
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School
Board of Directors, Chair, 2013–2014
Board of Directors, Member, 2006–2014
Mission and Strategic Planning, Chair, 2013–2014
Vice Chair, 2009–2013
Oregon State Bar, Pro Bono Committee
Oregon State Pro Bono Coordinating Committee, Founding Member
Lincoln High School, Teacher of Classroom Law Project “We The People: The Citizen and The Constitution,” 2002–2004
Lewis & Clark Law School, Moot Court Board, Member, 2001