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August 08, 2022
We’re thrilled to announce that litigation attorney Jason Cohen has joined the firm’s preeminent medical malpractice and employment litigation team.  Jason’s practice focuses on defending hospitals, medical clinics, and healthcare professionals in medical malpractice and wrongful death actions in Oregon and Washington State Courts.  Additionally, he will defend employers in employment actions.  Jason received his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School, graduating cum laude.  During law school, Jason was a law clerk for the Honorable Ann Aiken in the U.S. District Court of Oregon. 
July 30, 2022
We’re pleased to announce that attorney Jennifer Dunn has joined our general liability and medical malpractice litigation team. Prior to joining Hart Wagner LLP, Jennifer worked in insurance defense and workers’ compensation defense. Jennifer is a graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law, and is licensed to practice in Oregon. Jennifer is a native Oregonian. Prior to law school, she enlisted in the United States Navy as an electronics technician where she received a Letter of Commendation for her efforts to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
June 20, 2022
We are pleased to announce that Gordy Welborn received the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.  This Award is presented to a current or honorary OADC member in recognition of their commitment to the profession and OADC over the course of their distinguished career.  The recipient is well-regarded among the OADC community and their peers for their integrity, professionalism, leadership, and service to the legal and local community.  Gordy served on the OADC Board of Directors from 2010 – 2015, and was the President and Past President in 2014 and 2015.  He has tried over 100 cases to verdict, and is respected by attorneys on both sides of the bar. Congratulations, Gordy!

Our Diversity and Equity Statement

Since the firm was established in 1992, it has aimed to attract and retain attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and staff of all backgrounds. The firm is committed to providing an open, welcoming and inclusive working environment for all employees. Our clients recognize that the more diverse our workforce is, the better able we are to represent their interests and try cases in the communities throughout Oregon and Washington where we are engaged.

The firm has established a Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which will make concrete efforts to further diversify our staff and create positive change by facilitating educational events, initiating dialogue, and increasing our collaboration and involvement with our communities of color.


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Hart Wagner attorneys provide expertise and experience in a wide range of practice areas.

Appellate Law

Hart Wagner's appellate group is recognized as among the best in the region.

Business and Commercial Litigation

The Hart Wagner approach emphasizes trial preparation from day one. While not every case will proceed to trial, all cases benefit from this approach.

Civil Rights Defense

We have defended and counseled Oregon cities, counties, special and school districts, governmental agencies, and individuals in complex civil rights and constitutional cases.

Construction Defense Litigation

Hart Wagner attorneys have decades of experience defending professionals in the construction industry.

Dental Malpractice Defense

Dentists and dental professionals in Oregon and Washington have trusted Hart Wagner attorneys to aggressively defend them in malpractice claims and board matters for decades.

Employers Liability Defense

Hart Wagner attorneys have decades of experience defending business entities against claims by other business’s employees, including Employer Liability Law (ELL) claims at the trial court and appellate levels.

Employment Litigation

Employers need experienced trial counsel to defend lawsuits and experienced based advice to avoid them. The Hart Wagner employment group has achieved consistent, positive results in all types of employment litigation.

Health Law

Hart Wagner regularly counsels healthcare providers and others on risk management, contracts, insurance, peer-review issues, licensing and credentialing, and employment and business issues unique to the healthcare industry.

Healthcare Data Security, Privacy, and HIPAA Compliance

Privacy and security compliance are significant issues for our clients. This includes compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as other federal and state privacy laws.

Human Resources Consulting & Compliance

People are at the heart of any great company. Hart Wagner helps employers develop and maintain healthy working environments.

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Insureds and policyholders in Oregon and Washington regularly seek advice from Hart Wagner attorneys who understand insurance policies and, if necessary, know how to litigate coverage disputes.

Legal Malpractice Defense

No matter the claim, Hart Wagner stands at the forefront of defending our clients against any allegation.

Licensing, Board Matters, and Regulatory Agencies Representation

Hart Wagner attorneys regularly represent professionals in administrative law hearings and arbitrations regarding licensing issues and disciplinary actions in many industries.

Long-Term Care, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Home Liability Defense

Long-term care administrators and risk managers trust Hart Wagner attorneys to aggressively defend their interests when they are targeted by litigation arising from resident care claims.

Medical Malpractice Defense

As one of the most recognized medical malpractice defense firms in the Pacific Northwest, Hart Wagner's trial experience is unparalleled.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Defense

Hart Wagner attorneys have represented individuals and businesses in personal injury and wrongful death cases for over 25 years.

Premises Liability Defense

When accidents occur every business needs the counsel of skilled attorneys with a proven litigation record.

Product Liability Defense

Hart Wagner provides exceptional products liability defense in the Pacific Northwest for manufacturers and sellers of all types of products.

Professional Liability Defense

Our professional liability lawyers are involved at all stages of a professional’s project, including counsel during projects, workouts at job completion, to defense in litigation.