• 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, Berkeley, School of Law, 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

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

Defended a bank in a $50 million fraud case brought by 14 Oregon counties; after dismissal of most of the claims, and an award of sanctions against the counties for discovery violations, the counties voluntarily dismissed their case with prejudice

Represented a national law firm in a $20 million fee dispute with its former client in a case involving claims for breach of contract, violation of ethical standards, and arbitrability. The case settled on highly favorable terms shortly before the arbitration hearing.

Represented a receiver bringing claims on behalf of 54 investors who collectively lost over $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 homeowners recovered $1.1 million from the contractors and also settled with the broker

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

Obtained favorable settlements for business owners in many breach of fiduciary duty cases against business partners, often after obtaining forensic financial analysis and defeating complex dispositive motions

Obtained favorable settlements in many landlord-tenant disputes on behalf of both landlords and tenants

Obtained judgments for lenders and loan servicers in many 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, loan servicers, and landlords through many bankruptcies filed by borrowers, tenants, and guarantors, resulting in successful recoveries on secured and unsecured claims

Successfully defended on appeal a summary judgment in favor of a national business client in a dispute with a franchised waste hauler over interpretation of city code provisions governing collection and transportation of waste. Pride Disposal Co. v. Valet Waste, LLC, 298 Or App 751 (2019)

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 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 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 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)

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

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)

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); and Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice (2020-present)

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

“AV Preeminent” Martindale-Hubbell ranking

Memberships

Oregon State Bar Diversity Section’s Stakeholder Engagement Subcommittee for the 2021 Convocation on Equality (2021)

Oregon State Bar Litigation Section Executive Committee (2021-present)

Oregon State Bar Business Litigation Section Executive Committee (2020-present)

Oregon Law Commission LLC Modernization Work Group (2019-present)

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Curiae Committee (2008-present; Co-Chair, 2011-2014 & 2019-present)

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Legislative Committee (2012-2014; 2020-present)

ACLU of Oregon Cooperating Attorney (2009-present)

Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure Committee (2016-present)

Oregon Judicial Department Appellate Courts Workgroup on Coronavirus (COVID-19) (2020)

Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court (2009-2020; Executive Committee Membership Chair, 2012-2014)

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

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

Oregon Women Lawyers

Multnomah Bar Association

Professional Activities

CLEs: Should Oregon Constitution be Amended to Protect the Envtl. Rights of Future Generations? (OSB SFS 2020)

Summary Judgment (MBA 2020)

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

Oregon Securities Law: Things Look Different Here, Trial Lawyer (Spring 2021)

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

Be Strategic with your DME: Make Full Use of ORCP 44, Trial Lawyer (Winter 2020) (co-author)

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)