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

Kelsey is a steadfast, compassionate advocate. She has significant courtroom experience for an up-and-coming attorney, including a federal jury trial in her first six months of practice. By prioritizing clear, open communication, Kelsey helps her clients navigate the legal process with confidence in order to achieve the best result for their individual circumstances.

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, Notes & Comments Editor for Lewis & Clark Law Review 2017
  • University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, minor in Chemistry, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 2012

Admitted

  • Oregon U.S. District Court
  • Oregon U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit
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Kelsey is a steadfast, compassionate advocate. She has significant courtroom experience for an up-and-coming attorney, including a federal jury trial in her first six months of practice. By prioritizing clear, open communication, Kelsey helps her clients navigate the legal process with confidence in order to achieve the best result for their individual circumstances.

Representative Cases

Represented couple who operated small herb farm in claims brought by large herb wholesaler, achieving full defense verdict at trial

Represented corporation in dispute involving trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and cyberpiracy claims, achieving default judgment against defendants

Represented officers of energy storage company in defamation and dilution claims brought by former employee

Represented financial institution in dispute involving alleged breach of contract, interference with contractual relations, and violation of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

Represented local nonprofit which intervened in lawsuit to protect rights of transgender students in Oregon

Experience

Associate Attorney, Lane Powell (2017-2019)

Summer Associate, Lane Powell (2016)

Judicial Extern, the Honorable Michael H. Simon, U.S. District Court, Oregon (2016)

Recognitions

Cornelius Honor Society, Lewis & Clark Law School (May 2017)

Joyce Ann Harpole Memorial Scholarship recipient, Lewis & Clark Law School (April 2016)

Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association (2017-present)

Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court (2017-present)

Professional Activities

CLE: Updates and Developments in Transgender Law (OSB Civil Rights Section 2019)

Community Activities

Joyce Anne Harpole Committee, Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Relations (2017-present)

Lewis & Clark Law School mentor (2018-present)

Imprint Program, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (2019)

Board Member, Best Buddies Oregon Chapter(2019)

Publications

Candy Trademarking 101:  What You Need to Know About Distinctiveness, Confectionary News  (2017) (co-authored with Parna Mehrbani)

Eradicating Revenge Porn:  Intimate Images as Personal Identifying Information, 22 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 231 (2018)