Lauren Blaesing

Lauren Blaesing


Lauren is a trial lawyer who enjoys dissecting complex legal problems and learning the ins and outs of her clients’ businesses. She couples her natural attention to detail with a knack for seeing the bigger picture, whether she is focusing on the technical aspects of a client’s operation or the nuances that define client disputes. Lauren skillfully fits the individual pieces of a matter into a theme that frames a case and aligns client goals with a winning legal strategy.

Lauren represents business clients in complex disputes. She has litigated cases involving partnership and commercial lease disputes, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, financial elder abuse, business torts, breach of contract, class actions, and professional negligence claims. She is recognized as a Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers®, a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, and was honored by the University of Oregon School of Law as an Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2019.

Lauren calls upon her formidable research and writing skills to construct persuasive and winning arguments on behalf of her clients. The many examples include:

  • Second-chaired two week bench trial involving a complex real estate contract dispute
  • Defense of class actions in state and federal courts
  • Represented real estate developer in contract dispute clearing the way for a $400 million mixed-use development in Portland
  • Briefed complex procedural and foreign law issues for an international fraud, corruption, and bribery dispute
  • Successfully briefed time-sensitive, back-to-back temporary restraining orders in state and federal court
  • Briefed issues of first impression in Oregon federal court on the medical peer review privilege in an anti-discrimination case
  • Drafted a nationwide arbitration agreement that has been successfully upheld in multiple states

Lauren is experienced in all stages of discovery and claims investigation including preparing clients and witnesses for deposition, conducting extensive interviews of witnesses on highly technical subjects, and managing large-scale document discovery. Her work includes trial preparation and briefing as well as active participation in arbitration and mediation negotiations and proceedings. 

Before joining Markowitz Herbold, Lauren served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable David Schuman of the Oregon Court of Appeals, where she gained a broad knowledge of Oregon law and an appreciation for the interworking of the Oregon judicial system. Lauren earned her J.D. from the University of Oregon, School of Law, where she was an articles editor for the Oregon Law Review and a tutor for the legal research and writing program. She also served on the board of the Women’s Law Forum and worked as a judicial extern for Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick.

  • Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, University of Oregon School of Law, 2019
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2024
  • Rising Star, Oregon Super Lawyers, 2018 – present
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers, Roberts & Deiz Award Committee; Co-chair, 2016 – 2023
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, St. Andrew Legal Clinic 
  • Volunteer, St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Night Clinic
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Gus Solomon American Inn of Court, 2012 – 2016
  • Member, Barnard Alumnae Club of Portland; Co-president, 2012 – 2017
  • Co-founder, Portland Seven Sisters Alumnae Network
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
  • Oregon Court of Appeals
  • University of Oregon, School of Law — J.D., Order of the Coif
  • Barnard College, Columbia University — B.A., History, magna cum laude

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