As a tenacious and passionate litigator who focuses on intellectual property, securities, and complex business disputes, Tim regularly handles litigation matters involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secrets, class actions, violations of state and federal securities statutes, financial fraud, and stockbroker malpractice. Tim represents his clients with conviction and grit, and these qualities are grounded on a bedrock of over 25 years’ expertise navigating the complexities of IP and business litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim held a two-year clerkship with Hon. Robert E. Jones of the United States District Court (Oregon). He is listed in and has received several awards and recognitions including Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation “Local Litigation Star,” The Best Lawyers in America®, and “Top 50” Oregon Super Lawyers.

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1991
American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal Law, Recipient
American Jurisprudence Award for Trusts and Estates, Recipient
Oregon Law Review, Associate Editor, 1990-1991

Western Washington University, B.A., with honors, 1988

Oregon State Bar, 1994

Washington State Bar, 1991

U.S. District Court, Oregon

U.S. District Court, Western Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Stoll Berne
Shareholder, 2001-present
Associate, 1994-2000

Hon. Robert E. Jones, (U.S. District Court, Portland, Oregon)
Law Clerk, 1992-1994

Betts Patterson & Mines, P.S. (Seattle, Washington)
Associate, 1991-1992

Campaign for Equal Justice
Advisory Board, 2009-present; Board of Directors, 2005-2009

Oregon State Bar
Business Litigation Section, Chair, 2020; Secretary, 2019; Treasurer, 2017-2018; Executive Committee, 2008-present
Intellectual Property Section, Chair, 2014
Securities Regulation Section, Chair, 2008

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Business Litigation Section, Chair, 2001-2002

Tim has the unprofessional distinction of singing for a punk rock tribute band. He is also an avid collector of vinyl records.

Practice Areas

Antitrust Litigation

We represent United States and international companies and consumers in all aspects of antitrust litigation, including, price-fixing, customer allocation, market division, price discrimination, and unfair or deceptive trade practices.

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.

Class Actions

As Oregon's leading plaintiffs'-side class actions firm, we help our clients to level the playing field and find justice. We have earned our reputation and work hard for our clients.

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.

Internal Investigations

We specialize in complex independent investigations of public bodies and private companies. Our deep experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants enables us to approach investigations without bias.

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 stockbroker fraud cases than any other firm in Oregon, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.

Representative Cases

Defense of Pacific Continental Bank Class Action

Keith Ketterling and Tim DeJong defended Pacific Continental Bank in an Oregon class action on behalf of shareholders of the Berjac companies.

Unfair Labor Practice

Rob Shlachter, Tim DeJong, and Lydia Anderson-Dana, together with California co-counsel, defended a labor union sued for alleged unfair labor practices at the Port of Portland.

Starlite Aviation vs. Erickson Helicopters

Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong obtained a preliminary injunction preventing a prime government contractor from terminating a multi-million-dollar contract for supply of helicopters in Afghanistan.

Insurance Coverage Disputes

On many occasions, the firm has successfully obtained tens of millions of dollars of insurance coverage under disputed D&O policies. 

Hostile Take-Over in Fitness Industry

Rob Shlachter, Tim DeJong, and Keil Mueller successfully represented CrossFit, Inc. in an attempted hostile take-over by Anthos Capital, L.P.

Innovative Sports vs. Columbia Sportswear Company

The firm successfully defended Columbia Sportswear against trade secrets claims relating to heated jackets.

Representation of Surety in Letter of Credit Dispute

Stoll Berne represented a surety who had provided a standby letter of credit in connection with the construction of railcars for the TriMet WES commuter rail service in an action to discharge the surety’s obligation as a result of material changes to the underlying production agreement.

Advancement Rights Under Delaware Indemnification Law

Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong won two arbitrations establishing advancement rights for attorney’s fees worth more than $5 million under Delaware indemnification law.

Wrongful Termination of CEO

Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong, representing the CEO, successfully litigated a wrongful termination case on behalf of a fired CEO, which resulted in a substantial severance payment and a public statement that CEO was fired "without cause."

Aequitas Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne is co-lead counsel for the investors in the case arising out of the Aequitas Ponzi scheme, asserting claims against Aequitas' auditors, lawyers, and others for participant/aider liability under the Oregon Securities Law.

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. Securities Class Action

In a securities class action against Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Steve Larson helped to obtain a $65 million settlement as one of the lead attorneys for the shareholders.

In re Assisted Living Concepts Securities Litigation

The firm recovered $43.5 million on behalf of investors in Assisted Living Concepts in a nationwide securities class action arising out of accounting for related party transactions.

In re Southern Pacific Funding Corp. Securities

Stoll Berne attorneys Gary Berne and Tim DeJong obtained more than $20 million in total settlements on behalf of shareholders of Southern Pacific Funding Corp. (SPFC) in a securities class action arising out of the mortgage securitization company's accounting for residual securities interests.

In re CenturyLink Sales Practices and Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne, led by attorneys Keith Dubanevich, Tim DeJong, and Keil Mueller, has been appointed co-lead counsel along with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (BLB&G) on behalf lead plaintiff the State of Oregon by and through the Oregon State Treasurer and the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Board, on behalf of the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund (Oregon) in a securities class action against CenturyLink, Inc. and certain of its senior executives.

Bank of America Flood Insurance Litigation

Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong recovered $31 million on behalf of a nationwide class of homeowners forced by Bank of America to purchase overpriced and excessive flood insurance.

Stoll Berne Investigating Broiler Chicken Purchases

Stoll Berne is currently investigating claims on behalf of Oregon restaurants and other businesses that have purchased broiler chicken from a distributor for use in its organization. If you are an Oregon restaurant or other business that purchased, between January 1, 2008 through September 2, 2016, broiler chicken raised or packed by one or more of the following organizations, we would be interested in hearing from you.

PPS Lead-in-Water Investigation

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.

Wrongful Termination of CEO

Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong, representing the CEO, successfully litigated a wrongful termination case on behalf of a fired CEO, which resulted in a substantial severance payment and a public statement that CEO was fired "without cause."

PPS Lead-in-Water Investigation

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.

Patent Litigation re Hand Tool Technology

In patent litigation regarding hand tool technology, Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong represents a leading company sourcing and supplying automotive tools to retailers and distributors throughout North America.

Patent Litigation re Waterproof-Breathable Apparel Technology

In current patent litigation regarding waterproof-breathable apparel technology, Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong represents Columbia Sportswear Company, a leading company in the global outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment markets.

Patent Litigation Proprietary Chipper Technology

Tim DeJong successfully represented a leading producer of chipping and planing systems for the global wood products industry, in patent litigation to enforce the client’s patent rights in its proprietary chipper technology.

Software Developer Patent Infringement

After a jury trial, the firm obtained a $1.2 million jury verdict on behalf of plaintiff, a software developer in the college application systems industry.

Mobile “Smart” Phone Patent Infringement

The firm filed and resolved patent infringement lawsuits against numerous global manufacturers of mobile “smart” phones to enforce its client’s patent rights in its patented code server technology. 

Copyright and Trademark Enforcement on Behalf of Full-Service Music Agency

Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong successfully represented a Portland-based full-service music agency in a lawsuit to enforce its copyright and trademark rights against a competitor’s infringement. 

Columbia Industries LLC vs. Entro Inc.

Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong obtained $1.1 million for Columbia Industries in a suit against the company's former engineers for misappropriating trade secrets relating to equipment for oil and gas drilling operations.

Too Marker Products Trademark Infringement

Tim DeJong represented Too Marker Products, a Japanese maker of high-end art markers, in several lawsuits against infringers of its trademark, including U.S. affiliates and manufacturers and distributors based in Korea and Great Britain.

Merchandising Technologies Inc. vs. Vanguard Products Group

The firm represented patent owner Vanguard Products Group in various suits against an infringer of its patented electronic cord reel management and security system for retail displays.

Innovative Sports vs. Columbia Sportswear Company

The firm successfully defended Columbia Sportswear against trade secrets claims relating to heated jackets.

Oregon-Based Winery Trademark Rights Lawsuit

Tim DeJong successfully resolved a lawsuit on behalf of an Oregon-based winery seeking to enforce its trademark rights against a U.K.-based online wine retailer.

Sports Grants, Inc. vs. CrossFit, Inc.

In a trademark dispute involving the CrossFit trademark, Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong successfully defended CrossFit, Inc., resulting in the plaintiff assigning its registered trademark to CrossFit, dismissing its claims with prejudice, and entering into a consent judgment and permanent injunction.

Power Fuel Cell Products Patent Infringement

Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong successfully represented a manufacturer of backup power fuel cell products in a patent infringement lawsuit relating to the client’s patented integrated hydrogen generator systems.

Plasma Physics Trade Secrets

Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong represented defendants accused of misappropriating plasma physics trade secrets.

Kershaw Knives vs. Buck Knives

Stoll Berne attorneys Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong successfully represented an Oregon manufacturer/patentee in an infringement litigation relating to patented "spring-assisted" folding knives.

Jamison v. Olin-Winchester and Browning Arms Co.

Stoll Berne successfully represented patentee of "short magnum" firearms and ammunition against major firearms and ammunition manufacturers Winchester and Browning.

PPS Lead-in-Water Investigation

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.

Barrett Business Services (BBSI)

Stoll Berne attorneys Keith Ketterling, Tim DeJong, and Nadia Dahab were retained by BBSI to investigate potential accounting irregularities.

Aequitas Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne is co-lead counsel for the investors in the case arising out of the Aequitas Ponzi scheme, asserting claims against Aequitas' auditors, lawyers, and others for participant/aider liability under the Oregon Securities Law.

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. Securities Class Action

In a securities class action against Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Steve Larson helped to obtain a $65 million settlement as one of the lead attorneys for the shareholders.

In re Assisted Living Concepts Securities Litigation

The firm recovered $43.5 million on behalf of investors in Assisted Living Concepts in a nationwide securities class action arising out of accounting for related party transactions.

In re Southern Pacific Funding Corp. Securities

Stoll Berne attorneys Gary Berne and Tim DeJong obtained more than $20 million in total settlements on behalf of shareholders of Southern Pacific Funding Corp. (SPFC) in a securities class action arising out of the mortgage securitization company's accounting for residual securities interests.

Defense of Pacific Continental Bank Class Action

Keith Ketterling and Tim DeJong defended Pacific Continental Bank in an Oregon class action on behalf of shareholders of the Berjac companies.

Defense of Tenancy-In-Common Securities Fraud Claims

Tim DeJong and Josh Ross defeated a $3 million claim for violations of the Oregon Securities Law relating to a tenancy-in-common (TIC) investment.

In re CenturyLink Sales Practices and Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne, led by attorneys Keith Dubanevich, Tim DeJong, and Keil Mueller, has been appointed co-lead counsel along with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (BLB&G) on behalf lead plaintiff the State of Oregon by and through the Oregon State Treasurer and the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Board, on behalf of the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund (Oregon) in a securities class action against CenturyLink, Inc. and certain of its senior executives.

Representation of Surety in Letter of Credit Dispute

Stoll Berne represented a surety who had provided a standby letter of credit in connection with the construction of railcars for the TriMet WES commuter rail service in an action to discharge the surety’s obligation as a result of material changes to the underlying production agreement.

State of Oregon vs. American International Group, Inc.

Tim DeJong, Jen Wagner, and Keil Mueller obtained an $8 million settlement on behalf of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF) in securities fraud litigation against American International Group, Inc. (AIG).

Diamond Vista Build, LLC vs. Bean et al.

Tim DeJong and Josh Ross successfully defended a developer accused of Oregon Securities Law violations in connection with tenancy-in-common interests.

Articles

Spring 2017 – “Patent Litigation – The Practice That Picked Me,” OTLA Trial Lawyer

Tim DeJong discusses how he entered in to the world of litigating patent infringement cases in the Spring 2017 edition of OTLA Trial Lawyer magazine.

March 15, 2016 – “Recent Oregon Decisions Address the Issue of Sequencing Discovery in Trade Secrets Cases,” The Litigation Journal

Robert Shlachter and Tim DeJong’s article, “Recent Oregon decisions address the issue of sequencing discovery in trade secrets cases: Is the plaintiff entitled to discovery from defendant before plaintiff identities its own trade secrets with particularity?” is now available in The Spring 2016 Litigation Journal.

March 2014 – “Barrister Bands,” Oregon Business Magazine

Tim DeJong, an intellectual property litigator with Stoll Berne and amateur musician, was featured in an Oregon Business Magazine article about lawyers playing in bands.

Winter 2012-13 – “An Endorsement of the District of Oregon’s Pro Bono Program,” For the District of Oregon

Tim DeJong discusses and promotes the District of Oregon’s Pro Bono Program in his article written in For the District of Oregon, a quarterly newsletter of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

August 24, 2007 – “Law Firms Report Steady Increase in IP Litigation,” Portland Business Journal

Oregon’s intellectual property law industry continues to thrive.

Summer 2007 – “Re-Thinking the Admissibility as Evidence,” Oregon Intellectual Property Newsletter

“Re-Thinking the Admissibility of Non-Prior Art as Evidence of the Level of Skill in the Art to Support an Obviousness Defense in Patent Litigation” – article written by Timothy S. DeJong.

News

Stoll Berne Receives Benchmark Litigation Impact Case of the Year Award

Stoll Berne received Benchmark Litigation’s awards for Impact Case of the Year for the firm's work in the Aequitas matter.

Ten Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in the 2020 Edition of Benchmark Litigation

Stoll Berne, along with 10 individual attorneys, were recently selected to be included in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a definitive source for America's leading litigation firms and attorneys.

Stoll Berne Supports Portland Business Journal’s Business Strategies 2020

The Portland Business Journal is holding their inaugural "Thought Leaders Live: Business Strategies for 2020" on October 16, 2019 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in downtown Portland. Tim DeJong will serve as a panelist member. Andy Davis and Tim DeJong each are a contributing author to the guide.

Fifteen Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Stoll Berne is excited to announce that fifteen of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2020 as well as three Shareholders named as Portland, Oregon’s Lawyers of the Year.

In re CenturyLink Sales Practices & Securities Litigation

A Minnesota federal judge recently denied defendants’ motion to dismiss a securities class action against CenturyLink and several of its senior executives.

Stoll Berne Obtains Preliminary Court Approval for $234.6 Million Aequitas Settlement

On August 8, 2019, the U.S. District Court (Oregon) preliminarily approved three proposed class action settlements totaling $234.6 million on behalf of a class of Aequitas investors.

Tim DeJong’s Band Takes Home Top Prize in 2019 MBA Battle of the Lawyer Bands

Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong, along with his band Habeas Corpse, took home the top prize at the Multnomah Bar Association's Battle of the Lawyer Bands July 25, 2019.

Tim DeJong Interviewed for Portland Business Journal Article re Aequitas

Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong was interviewed for the July 18, 2019 Portland Business Journal article "Three Questions with the Plaintiff's Attorney in the Massive Aequitas Settlement."

Stoll Berne and Hagens Berman Announce $234.6 Million Settlement of Aequitas Class Action

Settlements totaling $234.6 million have been reached on behalf of approximately 1,600 investors in a proposed class action against various third parties alleged to have participated in or materially aided sales of securities by the now-defunct Aequitas companies of Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Oregon Super Lawyers 2019 Recognizes Stoll Berne Lawyers

Eleven individual Stoll Berne attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine in their 2019 Oregon Super Lawyers edition. 

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Awards

Benchmark Litigation
State Litigation Star, 2015-2020

Chambers USA
Intellectual Property, 2017-2019
Litigation: General Commercial, 2019

Martindale Hubbell
AV* Rated

Oregon Super Lawyers
2006-2019
Top 50 Oregon, 2011, 2017-2019

The Best Lawyers in America®
2008-2020

The Portland Business Journal
Best of the Bar in Intellectual Property

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