Chad Colton

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Chad Colton handles high-stakes business litigation in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation. Chambers USA—the leading guide to attorney rankings— describes him as a “great communicator and strategist” who is "incredibly bright, articulate and empathetic." Chad’s clients look to him to resolve their largest and most sensitive disputes. Over the years, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex litigation involving contracts, business torts, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, shareholder breakups, trusts and estates, and professional malpractice.

Chad has taken numerous cases to trial, making him one of the more experienced commercial trial lawyers of his generation.  He has handled bet-the-company jury trials in Oregon and in major cities across the country.  He also has extensive experience with bench trials and arbitrations.  Outside of trial, Chad has resolved hundreds of cases through settlement negotiations or motion practice.

Chad serves in several leadership positions in his community. Currently, he serves as a board member and the president of two non-profit organizations, Quechua Benefit and Up & Out Inc. He also serves as the Chair of the Commercial Litigation Section of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. Previously, he served as the Chair of the Oregon State Bar Technology Law and International Law Sections.

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Chad Colton

Chad Colton

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Chad Colton handles high-stakes business litigation in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation. Chambers USA—the leading guide to attorney rankings— describes him as a “great communicator and strategist” who is "incredibly bright, articulate and empathetic." Chad’s clients look to him to resolve their largest and most sensitive disputes. Over the years, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex litigation involving contracts, business torts, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, shareholder breakups, trusts and estates, and professional malpractice.

Chad has taken numerous cases to trial, making him one of the more experienced commercial trial lawyers of his generation.  He has handled bet-the-company jury trials in Oregon and in major cities across the country.  He also has extensive experience with bench trials and arbitrations.  Outside of trial, Chad has resolved hundreds of cases through settlement negotiations or motion practice.

Chad serves in several leadership positions in his community. Currently, he serves as a board member and the president of two non-profit organizations, Quechua Benefit and Up & Out Inc. He also serves as the Chair of the Commercial Litigation Section of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. Previously, he served as the Chair of the Oregon State Bar Technology Law and International Law Sections.