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

Whether a case is resolved through litigation or negotiation, Tom takes a strategic, results-oriented approach. With hard work, creative thinking, and strategic lawyering, Tom provides excellent client service and a dogged determination to achieve a client’s objectives.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. magna cum laude, 2016
  • University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College, B.S. cum laude, 2009

Admitted

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Thomas Bode
Thomas Bode Attorney
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Whether a case is resolved through litigation or negotiation, Tom takes a strategic, results-oriented approach. With hard work, creative thinking, and strategic lawyering, Tom provides excellent client service and a dogged determination to achieve a client’s objectives.

Representative Cases

Advised national clothing retailer regarding rent payment obligations under COVID-related emergency legislation, and obtained significant multi-month rent deferral.

Represented business owner in profit-split dispute with partner, negotiating settlement resulting in client’s receipt of additional funds and removal of partner from the business.

Successfully represented institutional real estate owner against claims from home remodeler, obtained favorable settlement.

Tried seventeen criminal trials to verdict.

Authored Amicus Curiae brief in federal Takings Clause case before the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

 

Experience

Deputy District Attorney, Clackamas County, 2018-2020
Law Clerk, the Honorable Thomas A. Balmer, 2016-2018
Summer Associate, Proskauer, 2015
Legal Intern, United States Department of Justice, 2014
Law Clerk, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2014

Recognitions

Served as Executive Notes Editor of The Georgetown Law Review

Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association

Owen M. Panner Inn of Court

Community Activities

Member, Mazamas Mountaineering Club

Founder & President, World Scholarship Initiative

Publications

“A Modern Treaty for the Columbia River,” 47 Envtl. L. 81-125 (2017)

Student note, “Cholera in Haiti: United Nations Immunity and Accountability,” 47 Geo. J. Int’l L. 759-791 (2016)