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Brian Williams

Brian B. Williams

Direct Dial: 503-228-9106

411 SW 2nd Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, Oregon 97204

Brian is a skilled trial lawyer who brings energy, passion and dedication to every matter he handles.

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Above all, Brian is a skilled trial lawyer. He brings energy, passion and dedication to every matter he handles. He looks forward to the challenge of every case.

At the outset of every case, Brian thinks creatively about how to optimize the outcome, and then he puts those ideas into action. Clients appreciate Brian's energy, candid and timely evaluations, his efforts to settle cases before substantial litigation costs are incurred, and his preparation and skill at trial on those cases that can't be settled. Brian thinks of every case as his own. He views development of evidence through discovery from a juror's perspective. As part of that point of view, Brian has been at the front of the firm's effort to present multimedia at trial that gives jurors important information in an entertaining and memorable fashion.

Brian believes that some disputes should be settled, and for clients in that position, the right to a jury trial with an effective lawyer is precious. Brian has been among the most active lawyers in Oregon in terms of trying cases to a jury throughout his career, and his track record is outstanding. His trial experience includes everything from seemingly minor disputes between neighbors, multiple wrongful death trials, and other catastrophic injury trials where the potential damage exposure was massive.

Brian is the father of three children who are now productive young adults. Brian enjoys a number of outdoor recreational pursuits. When he isn't behind a desk or in court, he is in the woods or on the water.

Practice Areas

  • Trucking
  • Insurance
  • Business Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice


  • J.D., 1996, University of Oregon Law School, Order of the Coif
  • B.S., 1993, Willamette University, Cum Laude, Economics

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon State & Federal Courts
  • Washington State & Federal Courts

Professional Organizations

  • Oregon State Bar
    • Product Liability Section Executive Committee Member
  • Washington State Bar
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (Three Years on Board of Directors)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Local and national trucking organizations