• Overview
  • Representative Cases
  • Experience
  • Recognitions
  • Memberships
  • Professional Activities
  • Community Activities
  • News
  • Publications

Cody Hoesly has litigated hundreds of cases, including bench and jury trials and appellate arguments, yet he guides every case with a strong, steady hand and a personal touch. Cody’s clients benefit from his unique combination of efficiency and thoroughness, and his dedication to seeking intuitive legal solutions. Among other attorneys, Cody enjoys a reputation for having a quick mind, deep knowledge of the law, and good humor.

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), J.D., 2005
  • Lewis & Clark College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002

Admitted

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Courts, Oregon and Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
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Cody Hoesly has litigated hundreds of cases, including bench and jury trials and appellate arguments, yet he guides every case with a strong, steady hand and a personal touch. Cody’s clients benefit from his unique combination of efficiency and thoroughness, and his dedication to seeking intuitive legal solutions. Among other attorneys, Cody enjoys a reputation for having a quick mind, deep knowledge of the law, and good humor.

Representative Cases

Obtained a $1 million jury verdict for a business broker whose client failed to pay the broker’s commission

Represented receiver bringing claims on behalf of 54 investors who collectively lost $5 million invested in a Ponzi-scheme; the receiver recovered over $4 million in settlements

Represented homeowners harmed by construction defects and real estate malpractice and fraud, seeking $1.4 million in damages. The clients recovered $1.1 million from the contractors and also settled with the broker

Defended a fish processing company in a half-billion dollar antitrust class action law suit; case resolved with plaintiffs dropping all damages claims

Successfully obtained reversal of lower court decisions which failed to apply the discovery rule to the statute of limitations for conversion and replevin claims. Rice v. Rabb, 354 Or 721 (2014)

Successfully defended on appeal a default judgment for over $700,000 in a corporate veil piercing case against a real estate developer. Better Foods Land Inv. Co. v. Bowler, 154 Wn App 1061 (2010)

Successfully obtained reversal of a judgment which held a construction lien superior to client’s mortgage lien in a foreclosure suit. Evergreen Pac., Inc. v. Cedar Brook Way, LLC, 251 Or App 194 (2012)

Successfully obtained reversal of a summary judgment which dismissed a public employee’s section 1983 claim for violation of his First Amendment rights. Godwin v. Rogue Valley Youth Corr. Facility, 656 F Appx 874 (9th Cir 2016)

Successfully obtained reversal of a summary judgment which dismissed a railroad worker’s claim under the Locomotive Inspection Act. Huntsinger v. BNSF Ry. Co., 286 Or App 84 (2017)

Successfully defended lower court rulings that persons who were arrested on misdemeanor charges had criminal trial rights even though the state later elected to treat the charges as violations. State v. Benoit, 354 Or 302 (2013); State v. Fuller, 354 Or 295 (2013)

Obtained favorable settlements for plaintiffs in multiple breach of fiduciary duty cases against business partners, often after defeating complex dispositive motions and obtaining forensic accounting

Filed objection to bankruptcy plan which resulted in settlement paying client 91% of its debt, whereas client likely would have received nothing under plan

Obtained favorable settlement for credit union in breach of loan participation agreement case against another credit union

Obtained judgments for lenders and loan servicers in dozens of commercial and residential debt collection and foreclosure actions, including numerous actions against lenders and loan servicers by borrowers and guarantors alleging lender liability claims, wrongful foreclosure claims, and claims for violation of state and federal consumer protection statutes

Guided lenders and loan servicers through numerous bankruptcies filed by borrowers and guarantors, resulting in successful recoveries on secured and unsecured claims

Experience

Law Clerk, the Honorable Rives Kistler, Oregon Supreme Court (2006-2008)

Law Clerk, the Honorable Henry Breithaupt, Oregon Tax Court (2005-2006)

Recognitions

Oregon Super Lawyer (2012-present; Rising Star, 2012-2014)

Recognized in Best Lawyers® for Banking and Finance Litigation in Oregon (2018-present)

Up & Coming Lawyer, Daily Journal of Commerce (2012)

“AV Preeminent” Martindale-Hubbell ranking

Memberships

Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court (2009-present; Executive Committee Membership Chair, 2012-2014)

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Curiae Committee (2008-present; Co-Chair, 2011-2014)

ACLU of Oregon Cooperating Attorney (2009-present)

Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure Committee (2016-present)

Oregon State Bar Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee (2012-2017; Chair, 2016)

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Legislative Committee (2012-2014)

American Constitution Society, Oregon Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors (2005-2014; Chair, 2005-2012)

Oregon Women Lawyers

Multnomah Bar Association

Professional Activities

CLEs: Winning on Dispositive Motions (MBA 2018)

Civil Rights Violations and Tort Claims in Child Welfare Cases (OCDLA 2017)

Recovering Emotional Distress Damages (MBA 2016); Stays and Undertakings on Appeal (OSB APS 2016)

Review of Significant 2015 Oregon Appellate Decisions (OSB APS 2016); Emotional Distress Damages in Business Trials (OTLA 2015); E-Briefing in Oregon (OSB 2015)

Appellate Year in Review (OTLA 2014); Appellate Issues in Business Trials (OTLA 2014)

Appellate Issues in Employment Trials (OTLA 2013); Introduction to Oregon Appeals (OTLA 2013)

Appellate Tips for Litigators (OLI 2012); Handling a Foreclosure Case (OSB 2012)

Preservation of Errors for Appeal (MBA 2011); Enforcing Oregon’s Trust Deed Act (MBA 2011)

Community Activities

Artists Repertory Theatre Board of Directors (2010-2017; Chair, 2013-2015)

Publications

Between the Sheets, Trial Lawyer (quarterly issues since spring 2012)

Your Emotional Distress Damages are Recoverable Too, Trial Lawyer (2017)

Halperin v. Pitts and the Prospective Application of New Oregon Supreme Court Rulings, 51 Willamette L Rev 195 (2015)

Oregon Real Estate Deskbook Ch. 24: Mortgage Foreclosure, Oregon State Bar (2014)

The Key to Our Success: A History of the OTLA Amicus Curiae Committee, Trial Lawyer (Summer 2014)

Fresh Faces on the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Appellate Almanac (2012)

A Call for Judicial Abrogation of Two Third-Level Maxims of Statutory Construction, Oregon Appellate Almanac (2010)

A Clerk’s-Eye View of Good Merits Briefs and Petitions for Review, Oregon Appellate Almanac (2008) (co-author)

Reforming Direct Democracy: Lessons from Oregon, 93 Cal L Rev 1191 (2005)