With substantial experience in the areas of legal ethics and professional responsibility, Bruce Hamlin served the firm for years as Associate General Counsel. In addition, he had extensive trial experience throughout his legal career. Bruce tried dozens of cases covering a wide variety of issues and products, and provided risk management advice to manufacturers and other businesses. READ MORE
Specialties: Oregon does not explicitly recognize specialties in the practice of law, and Bruce did not hold himself out as a specialist. His practice was concentrated on commercial litigation and products liability defense. His experience defending products involves tires, recreational vehicles, chemicals, drugs, medical devices, lawnmowers, power tools, and aerial equipment, among others.
Over the years, Bruce represented national, regional, and local clients in many types of litigation. He tried dozens of cases involving the defense of products, as well as real estate, commercial transactions, benefit plans, and insurance. He served as co-lead class counsel in a claim by policyholders of the State's worker's compensation carrier, and recovered over $200 million for those businesses. He defended construction product defect litigation for a manufacturer throughout the nation until a nationwide and a single state class action resolved those claims.
Bruce has served as national and regional counsel.
Lane Powell PC
Approved regularly as a Judge Pro Tempore by the Oregon Supreme Court, beginning December 2, 1993 and ending April 9, 2022.
Martin, Bischoff, Templeton, Langslet & Hoffman, LLP
Oregon State Bar, Member
Product Liability Advisory Council, Sustaining Member (2005-2019)
Defense Research Institute, Former Member
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Former Member
Oregon Council on Court Procedures
Multnomah Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., President (1987-1988)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Product Liability Litigation (2010-2023)
“Oregon Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters, General Litigation (2009-2019)
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