Professional Biography

Erick J. Haynie Partner

  • Portland

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    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR 97209-4128




Erick Haynie is a commercial trial lawyer. Over his 25 years of practice, Erick has tried over 57 matters to judgment in addition to numerous injunctive proceedings and dispositive motions. In recent years, his focus has been on the trial of real estate disputes, commercial lease disputes, complex business torts and large contract disputes. Erick practices regularly in the United States District Court for the State of Oregon and in Oregon's state courts, particularly in Oregon's rural and eastern counties. Erick also represents tax payers before the Oregon Tax Court.

Erick also maintains an active pro bono practice. Erick has served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and received the firm’s national Pro Bono Leadership award in 2004. Legal Aid Services of Oregon also recognized Erick for his pro bono contributions to Oregon’s rural communities with its "Community Partnership Award," that organization’s highest award. Erick focuses his pro bono practice on serving low income Oregonians and crime victims in rural Oregon. Erick also advises a number of non-profit organizations, on a pro bono basis, in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Professional Recognition

  • Recipient of the Oregon State Bar's President's Public Service Award, 2019
  • Recipient of Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Pro Bono Award of Merit, 2019
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation; Real Estate Law, 2018 – 2024
  • Co-Recipient "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year", National Crime Victim Law Institute, 2013
  • Listed in Portland Business Journal "Forty Under 40," 2013
  • "2004 Pro Bono Leadership Award," Perkins Coie LLP (firmwide)
  • "2004 Community Partnership Award," Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Professional Leadership

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2023
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Court Liaison Committee, 2014

Community Involvement

  • Horizon Christian School, Board of Trustees, 2021 – present; Vice Chairman of the Board, 2023 – present
  • City of Hood River, Oregon, City Councilor, 2019 – 2022
  • Oregon Department of Transportation, Region 1 ACT, Member, 2019 – 2022
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation, Board Member, 2015 – 2022, Past Chairman of the Board
  • Hood River Rotary Club, Former President and Chairman of the Board
  • John Lamar Cooper Scholarship Foundation, Board Member
  • Red Mass Committee (University of Portland), Member, 2012 – 2016

Related Employment

  • Alaska Bar Foundation, Anchorage, Summer Law Clerk, 1996
  • United States Senate, Committee on Finance, Minority Office, Spring Intern, 1994





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1998, Executive Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Portland, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, with distinction, 1995