Brian Kiolbasa represents financial institutions, businesses and individuals in a broad range of commercial and complex litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout Oregon. He works closely with clients to develop a litigation strategy for high stakes lawsuits and to address emerging legal issues. READ MORE
Brian has experience in all aspects of litigation, and has successfully represented a number of clients in:
He has drafted appellate briefs in both the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, Brian has experience in the enforcement of maritime liens and preferred vessel mortgages, marine collisions and personal injuries, and vessel arrests.
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.
Maritime Law Association, Associate Member (2017-Present)
Special Olympics Oregon, General Counsel, Pro Bono (2012-Present)
Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger, Board of Directors (2012-Present)
National Center for State Courts, Young Lawyers Committee (2016-Present)
Federal Bar Association – Banking Law Section, Member (2012-Present)
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)
Recognized in the Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll for multiple years
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