Meg is an associate in the firm’s litigation group where she focuses on complex litigation matters. Prior to joining Stoll Berne, Meg was an associate in another Portland law firm and also had served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Morgan Christen (U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit) and the Honorable Michael Simon (U.S. District Court, District of Oregon). During her clerkships, Meg was able to provide legal research for both civil and criminal matters and worked on several trials. Her previous law firm experience included a lien dispute for former police officers as well as a civil RICO matter in federal court, and a federal jury trial on behalf of a hospital.

Yale Law School, JD, 2015
Teaching Fellow
Trial Advocacy Team Member
Submissions Editor for Yale Law & Policy Review
Environmental Protection Clinic Member

Gonzaga University, summa cum laude, B.A., Political Science and History Majors, 2010

Oregon State Bar, 2016

Washington State Bar, 2018

Stoll Berne
Associate, 2020-present

Tonkon Torp
Associate, 2017-2020

The Honorable Morgan Christen (U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit)
Law Clerk, 2016-2017

The Honorable Michael Simon (U.S. District Court, District of Oregon)
Law Clerk, 2015-2016

Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP (Los Angeles)
Summer Associate, Summer 2014

King County Prosecutor’s Office (Seattle)
Extern, Summer 2013

Multnomah Bar Association
Member

Oregon State Bar
Member

Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court
Member

St. Mary’s Academy
Mock Trial Coach, 2018-present

You may find Meg during her off time running, hiking, or participating in all the Pacific Northwest outdoor adventures.

Practice Areas

Appellate

Stoll Berne's attorneys provide expert advice to clients on appellate issues at every stage of our representation. The firm's attorneys have appeared before federal circuit courts of appeal throughout the United States and the Oregon appellate courts.

Business Litigation

From everyday contract disputes to bet-the-company litigation, our litigation team works to understand each party's priorities and to create a solution that best serves you.

Healthcare Litigation

We've litigated nearly every type of healthcare dispute, ranging from complex antitrust matters to medical practice break-ups. Our clients range from small group practices to major regional integrated delivery systems and a prominent medical school.

Intellectual Property Litigation

We represent parties in patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, false advertising, unfair competition, defamation, medical research practice, and related intellectual property matters.

Investor Lawsuits and Arbitrations

Stoll Berne is Oregon's premier securities litigation firm. We have represented as many or more investors in securities cases than any other firm in Oregon, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.

Lawyer, Accountant & Professional Malpractice

We represent clients in disputes with attorneys, accountants, auditors, insurance brokers, stock brokers, real estate professionals, and many other professionals.

Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne is Oregon's premier securities litigation firm. We have represented as many or more investors in securities and financial advisor fraud cases than any other firm in Oregon and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.

Representative Cases

Ninth Circuit Appeal in Class Action

Obtained reversal of a federal district judge’s decision to dismiss an individual and class action complaint against a national auto insurer (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit).

Arbitration for Technology Company and Patent Law Firm

Obtained an arbitration award for a California-based technology company and its patent law firm in a dispute with the company’s former litigation funder.

Civil RICO

Obtained dismissal of civil Racketeering Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) claims based on the client’s state-law-compliant marijuana activities.

Ninth Circuit Appeal in Class Action

Obtained reversal of a federal district judge’s decision to dismiss an individual and class action complaint against a national auto insurer (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit).

Battery Claim

Won a federal jury trial on behalf of a health care provider accused of battery by a patient.

Bench Trial and Malpractice Claim for Former Police Officers

Won a federal bench trial on behalf of former police officers in an attorney-fee dispute with their previous lawyer. Recovered additional funds from the lawyer in a malpractice lawsuit for one of the former officers.

News

Oregon Super Lawyers 2020 Recognizes Stoll Berne Lawyers

Eleven individual Stoll Berne attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine in their 2020 Oregon Super Lawyers edition.

Stoll Berne Welcomes Meg Houlihan

Meg Houlihan has joined the law office of Stoll Berne as an associate attorney. Houlihan’s practice will focus on complex litigation matters.

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Awards

Oregon State Bar President’s Special Award of Appreciation
2019

Oregon Super Lawyers
2020, Rising Star

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