• Overview
  • Representative Cases
  • Experience
  • Recognitions
  • Memberships
  • Community Activities
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Bridget Donegan is a trial lawyer with a diverse practice, specializing in complex business litigation, securities litigation, contract disputes, and real property disputes. Bridget brings a sharp judgment and deep curiosity to her cases, which she has tried to juries in state and federal courts. Her clients include individual investors, property owners, and businesses of all sizes. Before joining the firm, Bridget had the honor of clerking for Justice Virginia L. Linder of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, certificate in environmental & natural resources law, 2010
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006

Admitted

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon
Bridget Donegan
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Bridget Donegan is a trial lawyer with a diverse practice, specializing in complex business litigation, securities litigation, contract disputes, and real property disputes. Bridget brings a sharp judgment and deep curiosity to her cases, which she has tried to juries in state and federal courts. Her clients include individual investors, property owners, and businesses of all sizes. Before joining the firm, Bridget had the honor of clerking for Justice Virginia L. Linder of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Representative Cases

Represent over 100 investors who lost more than $38 million in a Ponzi scheme, pursuing claims in state court, private arbitration, and FINRA arbitration

Won $1 million jury verdict for a business broker whose former client had refused to pay his commission on a successful sale

Won jury verdict for small business owner being deprived of profit shares by former partner

Won jury verdict for property owners, quieting title to their land and successfully defending a neighbor’s adverse possession claim

Achieved favorable settlement in LLC dissolution and valuation dispute, then won court order enforcing settlement terms after other party refused to follow through

Achieved favorable settlement for property owners in timber trespass claims, compensating them for unlawfully removed trees and damage to their property

Experience

Law Clerk, the Honorable Virginia L. Linder, Oregon Supreme Court (2010-2012)

Recognitions

Oregon Super Lawyer Rising Star (2015 to present)

Memberships

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Committee (2012-present; Co-Chair, 2014-2016)

Oregon Women Lawyers

Multnomah Bar Association CLE Committee, (2015-present; Chair 2017-present)

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Local Rules Committee (2018-present)

Community Activities

Friends of the Multnomah County Library Board of Directors (2017-present)

Citizen Review Committee of Portland’s Independent Police Review Division (2014-2016; Vice Chair, 2015-2016)

Publications

Taking Judicial Notice of Facts from Internet Sources: Balancing Efficiency with Reliability, For the District of Oregon (Summer 2014)

Know Your Audience, Trial Lawyer (Summer 2014)

The Great Lakes Compact and the Public Trust Doctrine: Beyond Michigan and Wisconsin Common Law, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation (2009)