National trial lawyer Renee Rothauge has built a powerful reputation representing clients in high-stakes, complex business litigation. With over 30 years of trial experience, she has earned the trust of regional, national, and global businesses representing and advancing their interests in true bet-the-company litigation.
Renee’s experience includes a substantial number of jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations in matters involving intellectual property, breached contracts, director and officer disputes, shareholder disputes, securities, real estate, fiduciaries, and trusts. She is known and respected for her acumen in advising clients on their national litigation strategies.
Clients have lauded her as “very intelligent” and an attorney whose eye is on “the big picture and strategy.” She is ranked in Band 1 among the top tier of Oregon trial attorneys by Chambers USA and clients say, “We have never seen any attorney who has better litigation and leadership skills than Renee,” “She is so smart and tireless in her pursuit of giving her clients a force to be reckoned with in court,” and “Renee has excellent courtroom skills and can be most devastating when delivering the message with her patented warm professionalism.”
Renee is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, representing the top 1% of the country’s trial bar, and she is a former chair of the Oregon State Committee and serves on the National Mock Trial Competition committee. She is an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which requires 20 or more civil jury trials for admission as well as the highest professionalism in trial advocacy. She is on ABOTA’s National Board and on the Oregon Chapter’s Executive Committee.
As a co-founder of the Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy, Renee mentors women litigators in the development of their trial skills. She also is a member of Pipeline Angels.