Carlisle Pearson is a creative and thoughtful commercial litigator, supporting clients through complex disputes while tailoring his recommendations to their particular needs. Carlisle has assisted a variety of clients including healthcare companies, manufacturing companies, financial institutions, commercial and residential property owners, non-profit organizations, retailers, and individuals. READ MORE
Before joining Lane Powell, Carlisle worked for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Bonneville Power Administration where he gained experience with inter-agency negotiations and assisted in matters involving energy law, forest law, Indian law, federal lands law, natural resources law, and environmental regulations.
Carlisle has a longstanding dedication to advocacy as shown by extensive involvement in student organizations throughout college and law school devoted to the progression and advocacy of environmental sustainability and LGBTQ+ rights. In his legal career, Carlisle continues this work through his pro bono services, position on the Basic Rights Oregon and Basic Rights Education Fund Boards of Directors, and volunteering on various diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts both within and external to Lane Powell.
Creativity and self-expression are staples of Carlisle’s personality. He has been recreationally drawing and painting for eighteen years and has sixteen years of dance training in a variety of styles. Carlisle loves playing visually stunning video games and riding his motorcycle outside the city on bright summer days. Carlisle also has a pet ball python named Ferdinand, who Carlisle describes as “a very good boy.”
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U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Law Clerk (2018-2019)
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Contracted Researcher for exhibit Lions Attacking a Dromedary (2016)
University of Pittsburgh
Basic Rights Oregon & Basic Rights Education Fund, Boards of Directors (2023-Present)
Lewis & Clark Law School, Alumni Board of Directors (2022-Present)
Nordic Northwest, Odin Member (2022-Present)
National Trans Bar Association, Member (2021-Present)
National LGBT Bar Association, Member (2021-Present)
OutLaw Annual Drag Show Fundraiser for New Avenues for Youth, Organizer and Performer (2019)
OGALLA, LGBTQ+ Bar Association of Oregon, Member (2018-Present)
Power Shift National Environmental Conference, Regional Coordinator (2013)
"Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation (2022-2024)
“Oregon Rising Star,” Thomson Reuters, Business Litigation (2023)
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