Cases

Law Works represents clients in a variety of practice areas. Learn more about our range of legal experience by browsing the highlighted cases shown below.

 

GEIGER V. KITZHABER
Practice Area: Discrimination, Constitutional Law, Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights

Outcome: Established the right of gay and lesbian Oregonians to marry, regardless of gender. Overturned Oregon Constitutional limitation, established marriage equality.

Description: Federal legal challenge to Oregon's discriminatory constitution and state laws which excluded gay and lesbian people from equal access to marriage.

 

 

AJR V. SILVERADO NIGHT CLUB

Practice Area: Discrimination

Outcome: Silverado paid the claimant $5,000 and agreed to change its discriminatory pricing.

Description: Silverado Night Club in Portland enforced a discriminatory entry fee amount based on the doorman's perception of the customer's gender in a way that discriminated against women.

SETH STAMBAUGH V. BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
Practice Area: Discrimination

Outcome: Student teacher reinstated. School pays $105,000

Description: Public school removed student teacher from classroom after student teacher reveals aspects of his marital status that indicates he is gay.

 

 

SCOTT WILLINGHAM V. MICHAEL SHIN
Practice Area: Lawsuits / Disputes

Outcome: $40,000 paid to our client

Description: Attorney malpractice case: Our client hired attorney Michael Shinn to sue the Multnomah County Police Department and deputies for intentionally breaking his jaw in two places and then depriving him of pain medication after surgery. Lawyer filed lawsuit, and then went to Hawaii. Lawyer didn't serve the County. Defendant's claim was barred by the statute of limitations.

 

 

MERIDIAN TRANS. RESOURCES V. MAGIC CARRIER RES.

Practice Area: Trademark Infringement

Outcome: Defendant not req'd to pay attorney fees

Description: Bus company sought attorney fees against competitor's trademark infringement, even after competitor immediately ceased using plaintiff's mark.

 

 

STATE OF OREGON V. CIANCANELLI

Practice Area: Constitutional

Outcome: Amicus' interests prevailed

Description: Handled Amicus brief on behalf of club owners' interest in broad reading of Oregon's free speech constitutional protections.

FLEMING V. MILES

Practice Area: Copyright Infringement

Outcome: Client prevailed, attorney fees awarded to client

Description: Judicial recognition of fair use when client used creative material created by plaintiff to advertise her own abilities.
 

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