With substantial experience in the areas of legal ethics and professional responsibility, Bruce Hamlin serves as Associate General Counsel to the firm. He has extensive trial experience, having tried dozens of cases covering a wide variety of issues and products, and provides risk management advice to manufacturers and other businesses. READ MORE
Specialties: Oregon does not explicitly recognize specialties in the practice of law, and Bruce does not hold himself out as a specialist. His practice is 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. In addition to defending products litigation, Bruce has provided risk management advice to manufacturers and other businesses
Over the years, Bruce has represented national, regional, and local clients in many types of litigation. He's 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.
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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, Member
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Member
The Oregon Council on Court Procedures
Multnomah Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., President (1987-1988)
The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 Recognizes 90 Lane Powell Attorneys
The Best Lawyers in America©, Product Liability Litigation (2010-2023)
“Oregon Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters, General Litigation (2009-2019)
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