Paul B. George

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2145 |

Areas of Practice

Paul George’s practice concentrates on commercial and complex litigation with a particular focus on real property, construction, banking, contract and business disputes, with additional experience in representing both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy courts. Paul has tried more than 200 jury and non-jury trials. He has presented numerous continuing legal education programs and was a member of the faculty for several years in the Hastings College of Law’s Advanced Advocacy Program. Paul practiced in Southern California for 25 years before returning to Oregon in 1998. He received Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Rating of AV Preeminent® very early in his career while practicing in California. He has been listed by Oregon Super Lawyers® as one of the best in Oregon, and received the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of AV Preeminent® for his work in Oregon. He continues to do trial work in Southern California when called upon by his Oregon and California clients.

Professional Experience

  • Lane Powell PC, Shareholder (2011-Present)
  • Foster Pepper LLP/Roberts Kaplan LLP
    • Partner (2000-2010)
    • Of Counsel (1998-1999)
  • Paone Callahan McHolm & Winton LLC, Of Counsel (1997-1998)
  • McDermott, Will & Emery, Partner (1987-1997)
  • Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn & Rossi, Partner (1982-1987)
  • Virtue & Scheck (1973-1982)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


  • University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., 1972)
  • University of Oregon (B.S., 1969)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Business
  • Cooperative Law
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Litigation
  • Securities Regulation

Speaking Engagements

  • “A Workshop in Trial Strategy and Technique,” Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, Speaker and Moderator (1995)
  • “The Impact of Bankruptcy On Complex Litigation: What Civil Litigators Need To Know About Bankruptcy,” Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter, Moderator (1993)
  • “Contracts and Litigation in U.S. Courts, le Centre de Formation Professionalle de Barreaux de Paris” presented by the CFPP, a nonprofit organization supported by the practicing bar of Paris, France, Guest Lecturer (1992)
  • “Advanced Advocacy Programs in Business Litigation,” Hastings College of Law, Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Faculty Leader (1985-1989)
  • “Advanced Advocacy Program” and “Business Tort Litigation,” Hastings College of Law, Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy (1986-1987)

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ in California and Oregon
  • Named as Oregon “Super Lawyer,” Oregon Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2006)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Peter M. Elliott Inn of Court/American Inns of Court
    • Master of the Bench (1991)
    • President (1996-1997)
    • Co-leader, Trial Education Programs
  • Habitat for Humanity — Portland/Metro East
    • Acting President (July 2013-July 2014)
    • Board Member (2009-Present)

Paul B. George

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2145 |