Janet Knauss Larsen

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2154 |

Areas of Practice

Janet Larsen represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of business and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, as well as providing general business advice. Her practice involves matters in state and federal courts throughout the country, with experience in multi-district litigation matters. Janet’s practice focuses on disputes involving a wide array of business torts, corporate governance issues, including fiduciary liability of officers, directors, trustees and other professionals, construction litigation, insurance litigation and securities litigation, including broker/dealer, investment adviser liability in all types of proceedings, extensive experience litigating and advising on real estate issues and land use disputes.

Professional Experience

  • Foster Pepper LLP/Roberts Kaplan LLP
    • Partner (2004-2010)
    • Associate (2001-2003)
  • Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick, Associate (1995-2001)
  • Multnomah County Circuit Court, Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Ellen F. Rosenblum (1994)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D.)
  • Whitman College (B.A., Art History)
  • International Society and Business Program, Tokyo, Japan

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trusts and Estates

Professional and Community Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
    • Board Member, Oregon Chapter (2014-present)
    • Membership Committee (2017-Present)
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
    • Chairperson (2013-present)
    • Treasurer (2012)
    • Secretary (2011)
    • Executive Committee Member (2010-present)
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Barrister, Owen M. Panner American Inns of Court
  • Founding Board Member and Sponsorship Committee Member, Cancer Society of Oregon