Professional Biography
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Paul Fortino Of Counsel

  • Portland

    D +1.503.727.2014

    F +1.503.727.2222


    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR 97209-4128




Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a "Local Litigation Star" in Commercial Litigation; Product Liability and Intellectual Property
  • Recognized by Chambers Global 2010 as one of the top 50 trial lawyers in America
  • Listed in Law Dragon "500 Top Trial Lawyers in America"
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers," 2005 - 2010; "America’s Leading Litigation Lawyers," 2011 - 2013
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1995 - 2014: Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Patent
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Board of Regents 2007, Fellow, State Chair 2002 - 2005 (By Invitation Only)
  • International Society of Barristers, Member (By Invitation Only)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (By Invitation Only)
  • Listed in Oregon Law and Politics, "Oregon Super Lawyers," 2006 - present
  • Oregon ACLU Foundation "Civil Liberties Award," 2009

Professional Leadership

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Representative, 1997 - 2000
  • Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter, Past President
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member (By Invitation Only)
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Past President
  • Defense Research Institute, Member

Related Employment

  • Executive Assistant to the Judge Advocate General, Washington, D.C., 1978 - 1980
  • United States Navy, Thirteenth Naval District, Seattle, WA, Chief Trial and Defense Counsel, 1975 - 1978
  • Ford Motor Company, Labor Relations Specialist, 1967 - 1968



Areas of Focus


Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • Notre Dame Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1975, Notes Editor, Notre Dame Lawyer
  • University of Michigan, B.B.A., Finance, 1967