In January 2018, two days after the Oregon Secretary of State implemented new rules changing how signatures could be gathered for statewide initiative petitions, Steve Berman filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Oregon voter alleging that the new rules were illegal and that the Secretary of State lacked the authority to implement the rules.
Stoll Berne’s Steve Berman frequently represents progressive groups and individuals before the Oregon Supreme Court in challenges to ballot titles issued for statewide initiatives and referenda.
The Portland Public School Board of Education hired Stoll Berne attorneys Tim DeJong and Steve Berman to conduct an investigation regarding the district’s practices and protocols for testing for lead in water and disclosing information to the public about lead in water at schools and buildings.
Steve Berman represented two of former Governor Kitzhaber’s political advisors in a $33 million lawsuit brought against them by tech giant Oracle.
Stoll Berne attorney Steve Berman represented the successful statewide recreational marijuana legalization initiative campaign through all phases of the political process, from the filing of the initiative through the November 2014 statewide general election.