Markowitz Herbold

Trial Lawyers

Markowitz Herbold is a premier trial and litigation boutique specializing in complex, high stakes business disputes involving securities, corporate governance, intellectual property, unfair competition, business torts, banking, professionals and fiduciaries, contractual rights, real estate, directors and officers, employer and employee rights.

Our lawyers practice before state and federal trial and appellate courts in the Northwest and across the country.

The firm is ranked first in Oregon for commercial litigation in the prestigious Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

Markowitz Herbold achieved its number one ranking because clients as well as peers say that it is “A great choice for incisive litigation skills and lateral thinking" and its trial skills are described as “phenomenal” and “effective.”

We regularly represent clients in business cases involving:

  • Antitrust
  • Bet-the-company matters
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Class actions
  • Contract disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Fraud and business torts
  • Insurance disputes
  • Intellectual property
  • Lender liability
  • Product defects
  • Professional malpractice
  • Real estate
  • Securities law violations
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Product defects
  • Sports and entertainment law
  • Trade secrets, unfair competition & noncompetition agreements
  • Trust and estate disputes

We Take Care of Litigation So Our Clients Can Take Care of Business

When litigation is necessary, clients want a law firm that knows how to assess the options, build a strong case, press it effectively, and produce results. At Markowitz Herbold, this is what we do. We handle complex, demanding business litigation.

Clients and professional colleagues alike rank us among the best litigation firms in the Pacific Northwest. In talent, experience, and professional standing, our lawyers are on a footing with the litigation departments of the region's largest law firms.

That is why clients turn to us so often. That is why our peers recommend us so frequently. That is why Chambers & Partners, in its respected publication America's Leading Lawyers for Business, rated us first for business litigation in Oregon.

What Makes Us Effective Also Sets Us Apart

We have all the capabilities and resources of litigation departments in large law firms. At the same time, we're nimble and flexible. In particular, we look for creative and often lower-cost ways for clients to resolve legal conflicts.

We represent plaintiffs as well as defendants in business disputes. Experience on both sides helps us better anticipate and counter our opponents' strategies.

Since our founding in 1983, we have grown into a formidable, cohesive litigation team. We cover all the bases in business litigation. Our trial and advocacy skills are second to none. Experienced specialists handle research and writing, and it shows in the strength of our arguments and the quality of our briefs.

In representing clients, we employ advanced technologies, including electronic data management, online legal research, and specialized computer graphics in the courtroom. This results in compelling presentations that judges and juries appreciate.

We are dedicated to client satisfaction. We get to know our clients and their businesses – who they are, what they do, and what they need from us. Every member of our firm is committed to the highest level of service.



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The firm supports a variety of worthwhile community causes.

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We are thrilled to be an Inaugural member of the Oregon State Bar's Sustainable Future Section's Partners in Sustainability Program.

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