Don’t let Anna Joyce’s mild manner fool you. She likes to argue. As the former Oregon Solicitor General, she has done it hundreds of times in the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals. She has briefed cases that went before the United States Supreme Court. Anna now wields her talents developing winning strategies and arguments for the clients of Markowitz Herbold at both the trial and appellate levels.
Before joining Markowitz Herbold, Anna spent her legal career in the service of Oregonians. In 2003, she joined the Oregon Department of Justice. The Attorney General appointed her to be Oregon’s Solicitor General in 2011. As Solicitor General, Anna led a team of attorneys in developing, coordinating, and briefing the State’s legal position in appeals in state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
In 2015, Anna transitioned to private practice at Markowitz Herbold, where she leads the firm’s appellate group.
Representative cases include:
U.S. Supreme Court Cases:
Anna received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, ranking first in her graduating class. Before joining the Oregon Department of Justice, Anna served as the judicial clerk for the Honorable Rives Kistler at the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Anna has also served as a Lewis & Clark School of Law Adjunct Professor, teaching the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court class. She has presented at numerous continuing legal education classes, including Appellate Tips for Litigators – Planning Trials for Success on Appeal and Preserving Issues for Appeal.
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