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August 12, 2020
Karen O’Kasey and Josh Sherman prevailed on summary judgment for the City of North Bend on a complex class action challenge to the city’s Public Safety Fee.
August 11, 2020
Karen O’Kasey and Ruth Casby prevailed yesterday on a motion for summary judgment dismissing a federal lawsuit alleging an employer’s violation of due process.
July 30, 2020
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a published decision in Barnes v. Routh Crabtree Olsen affirming the Oregon district court’s judgment dismissing plaintiff’s action against a Portland law firm and its attorneys alleging claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Unfair Trade Practices Act (UTPA)...

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Hart Wagner attorneys provide expertise and experience in a wide range of practice areas.

Appellate Law

Hart Wagner's appellate group is recognized as among the best in the region.

Business and Commercial Litigation

The Hart Wagner approach emphasizes trial preparation from day one. While not every case will proceed to trial, all cases benefit from this approach.

Civil Rights Defense

We have defended and counseled Oregon cities, counties, special and school districts, governmental agencies, and individuals in complex civil rights and constitutional cases.

Construction Defense Litigation

Hart Wagner attorneys have decades of experience defending professionals in the construction industry.

Dental Malpractice Defense

Dentists and dental professionals in Oregon and Washington have trusted Hart Wagner attorneys to aggressively defend them in malpractice claims and board matters for decades.

Employers Liability Defense

Hart Wagner attorneys have decades of experience defending business entities against claims by other business’s employees, including Employer Liability Law (ELL) claims at the trial court and appellate levels.

Employment Litigation

Employers need experienced trial counsel to defend lawsuits and experienced based advice to avoid them. The Hart Wagner employment group has achieved consistent, positive results in all types of employment litigation.

Health Law

Hart Wagner regularly counsels healthcare providers and others on risk management, contracts, insurance, peer-review issues, licensing and credentialing, and employment and business issues unique to the healthcare industry.

Healthcare Data Security, Privacy, and HIPAA Compliance

Privacy and security compliance are significant issues for our clients. This includes compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as other federal and state privacy laws.

HR Consulting & Compliance

People are at the heart of any great company. Hart Wagner helps employers develop and maintain healthy working environments.

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Insureds and policyholders in Oregon and Washington regularly seek advice from Hart Wagner attorneys who understand insurance policies and, if necessary, know how to litigate coverage disputes.

Legal Malpractice Defense

No matter the claim, Hart Wagner stands at the forefront of defending our clients against any allegation.

Licensing, Board Matters, and Regulatory Agencies Representation

Hart Wagner attorneys regularly represent professionals in administrative law hearings and arbitrations regarding licensing issues and disciplinary actions in many industries.

Long-Term Care, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Home Liability Defense

Long-term care administrators and risk managers trust Hart Wagner attorneys to aggressively defend their interests when they are targeted by litigation arising from resident care claims.

Medical Malpractice Defense

As one of the most recognized medical malpractice defense firms in the Pacific Northwest, Hart Wagner's trial experience is unparalleled.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Defense

Hart Wagner attorneys have represented individuals and businesses in personal injury and wrongful death cases for over 25 years.

Premises Liability Defense

When accidents occur every business needs the counsel of skilled attorneys with a proven litigation record.

Product Liability Defense

Hart Wagner provides exceptional products liability defense in the Pacific Northwest for manufacturers and sellers of all types of products.

Professional Liability Defense

Our professional liability lawyers are involved at all stages of a professional’s project, including counsel during projects, workouts at job completion, to defense in litigation.