Kim Morrow

Kimberlee has more than twenty years of experience defending employers throughout the state of Oregon against all types of employment claims in both state and federal courts.  She has represented public entities as well as private sector employers providing litigation defense, advise, counsel and pre-litigation strategies, as well as conducting employment trainings, investigations and employment policy review.

Her litigation practice focuses on various types of tort actions, including sexual discrimination and harassment, retaliation, hostile work environment, ADA, Section 1983 claims, and various complex employment law actions. She has also served as outside counsel for a number of public and private sector clients providing ongoing counsel with a particular focus on medical clinics. She has provided counsel to these entities on a myriad of issues including employment strategies, policy review, peer review, pre-litigation counsel, confidential workplace investigations and employment separation issues.

Kimberlee is a native Oregonian and values her Eastern Oregon roots. When not practicing law, she hikes, travels, bikes, golfs and is actively involved in her book club and extended family.

Representative Trials:  

Clifford vs. City of Clatskanie
Columbia County Circuit Court
IIED – Defense Verdict after Jury Trial

Vigil vs. Jefferson County
Jefferson County Circuit Court
Age Discrimination – Defense Verdict after Jury Trial

Dehlia vs. Benton County
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
Civil Rights 1983, ORS 659A.203, ORS 659A.230 and Wrongful Discharge
Directed Verdict in favor of Defense after 3 days of jury trial

Blewett vs Blewett
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Fraud Claims – Defense Verdict after binding arbitration to Judge


Education

Lewis and Clark College
Northwestern School of Law
J.D., 1983

Centre College of Kentucky
B.A., 1977

Experience

Hart Wagner LLP
Partner, 2000-present

Law Offices of Robert E. Franz
Attorney, 1996 – 2000

Law Offices of Kimberlee Morrow
Attorney, 1995 – 1996

Bensen, Arenz, Lucas & Hay
Attorney, 1992 – 1995

Babener & Associates
Partner, 1990-1992
Associate Attorney, 1985-1989

Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue
Attorney, 1983 – 1985

Admitted To Practice

Oregon State Courts
U.S District Court: District of Oregon
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Activities and Associations

Oregon State Bar
Oregon Association of Defense Council
Multnomah Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Oregon Women Lawyers
Oregon State Bar – Arbitrator
Lane County Women Lawyers, Past Chairperson, Board of Directors
Senior Law Project

Presentations

Develop and present continuing legal education seminars in Multnomah and Lane Counties with various litigation topics.

Develop and present trainings for clients in all aspects of employment law including sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA/OFLA, and retaliation.

Representative Clients

Prestige Care, Inc.
Oregon School Boards Association
The Hartford Insurance Company
Chubb
The Corvallis Clinic
Curry Health District
Desert Orthopedics
Liberty Mutual
Salazar Architects