Stoll Berne has a strong team of appellate attorneys who provide expert representation to clients on appellate matters. The firm’s attorneys have appeared before, and established law in, several federal circuit courts of appeal and the Oregon appellate courts. We have successfully preserved major jury verdicts and overturned erroneous trial court rulings. Many of our attorneys have clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals. Our Appellate team is available to advise on pending litigation or take referred appeals from clients or trial counsel who need appellate assistance.
Stoll Berne Has Argued Appeals in State and Federal Appellate Courts, Including the U.S. Supreme Court
In a securities fraud lawsuit alleging that the defendant misrepresented key information about its services and finances, a team of Stoll Berne attorneys represented the lead plaintiff State of Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund.
Steve Larson appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in two cases brought by consumers alleging that their insurers had not provided them with notice that the insurers were charging them higher premiums because of their credit scores, notice that is required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Steve Berman represented the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), which appeared as amicus curiae in the Oregon Supreme Court in a petition for review of a Board of Architects order imposing sanctions on an architecture firm and two of its principals.
Stoll Berne attorney Steve Larson represented Oregon drivers for FedEx Ground in a class action alleging that FedEx Ground misclassified the drivers as independent contractors, but treated them like employees. After the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the Oregon drivers, the case settled.
Steve Larson represented former employees of Smurfit Newsprint who filed a class action against their former employer to recover statutory penalties for the alleged late payment of wages after the plant was sold.