Caring for the Community

Stoll Berne is based in Portland, Oregon. We are a local law firm, with local values. We enjoy representing clients from our community and, above all, giving back. Our firm encourages generosity, volunteerism, community involvement, and sustainability. And we practice what we preach.

Practicing Law Is Just Part of Our Job - Our Purpose Is Much Greater

In Our Community

Each year, the firm donates at least 1% of its annual revenue to charity. We’ve been recognized as one of Portland’s leading philanthropic small companies. For years, our firm has been recognized as Guardians of Justice and for one hundred percent participation in the Lawyer’s Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ)—an important organization supporting Legal Aid services for underserved members of our community. Stoll Berne and its employees have also financially supported a broad range of important community organizations that help advance issues that are important to our employees. Some examples include Self Enhancement, Inc. (helping youth to realize their full potential), Cycle OregonBoost OregonPortland State UniversityLewis & Clark Law SchoolNational Consumer Law CenterOregon Ballet Theatre, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. The firm also donates $100 per child, on behalf of all employees’ children, to the local public school they attend in our annual “Cash for Kids” program.


Charitable Giving

But giving money is not all we do. Our lawyers and staff also give time to dozens of charitable causes and pro bono cases each year, and we’ve been recognized for those efforts. For example, our lawyers and staff have coached high school mock trial and volunteered as judges with Classroom Law Project. We have represented dozens of pro bono clients through the Domestic Violence Project and the federal court pro bono appointment program. Our employees have served on non-profit boards and volunteered with organizations such as Boost Oregon, the Albina Opportunities Corporation, the Ronald McDonald House CharitiesDream Factory of Oregon, the Community Cycling Center, and Bud Clark Commons. Attorneys and staff coach youth sports, volunteer at houses of worship, and volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Oregon Food Bank.

Non-profit recipients of cash donations include:

We Have an Obligation to Enrich the Communities We Live and Work Within