Brian Kiolbasa is a litigator specializing in all aspects of commercial, banking, and real estate litigation. In addition, Brian has experience in employment litigation, ERISA-governed employee benefit claims, insurance disputes, and transportation matters. He works closely with clients to develop business-minded litigation strategies and to address emerging legal issues. READ MORE
In addition to regularly appearing in the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in Oregon, Brian has drafted winning appellate briefs in both the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His skills have been recognized by "Super Lawyers", who named Brian an “Oregon Rising Star” since 2013, an honor bestowed on just 2.5 percent of eligible applicants under the age of 40. More recently, Brian was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© since 2020.
Prior to joining Lane Powell, Brian spent three years working as a litigation associate in Chicago. Before attending law school, he worked as a financial analyst for a Fortune 500 corporation in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger, Board of Directors (2012-Present)
Federal Bar Association, Banking Law Section, Member (2012-Present)
Maritime Law Association, Associate Member (2017-Present)
Special Olympics Oregon, General Counsel, Pro Bono (2012-2017)
National Center for State Courts, Young Lawyers Committee (2016-2020)
Oregon Law Center Pro Bono Clinic, Volunteer
“Oregon Rising Star,” Thomson Reuters, Business Litigation (2016-2020); General Litigation (2014-2015); Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
Recognized in the Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll for multiple years
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