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McEwen Gisvold attorneys routinely litigate cases in the state and federal courts of Oregon and Washington. We pride ourselves on having a practical orientation to dispute resolution. 


Litigation consumes both financial and human resources; resources better employed elsewhere. In most disputes, there is room for a negotiated resolution. At McEwen Gisvold, our lawyers will work with you to resolve your dispute in the most expeditious manner possible. However, when trial is inevitable, our litigation team will aggressively represent your interests.

We represent individuals and businesses in a wide variety of disputes, including contract and partnership disputes, defense of title to real property, foreclosure of secured interests, business torts, construction and contractor disputes, professional malpractice defense, and almost every kind of dispute that can arise in business. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and the individual. We view ourselves as not just your lawyers, but as your teammates in resolving your dispute.

An integral part of any vibrant litigation practice is an active and experienced appellate practice. McEwen Gisvold began its appellate practice in 1889. With such a rich legacy, we have proficiently handled hundreds of appellate cases, in the Oregon Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. 


  • Contract and partnership disputes

  • Defense of title to real property

  • Foreclosure of secured interests

  • Business torts

  • Professional malpractice defense

  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights