Carol A. Noonan

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Southwest 5th Avenue 1300
Portland 97201 OR US

Carol Noonan advises and defends employers in a broad range of employment and general litigation matters. She focuses on defending discrimination, retaliation, interference, and harassment claims involving employee medical and health issues under federal and state laws relating to ill or injured workers, such as the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Oregon disability discrimination and workers’ compensation discrimination statutes.

Her other litigation work includes representing employers in disputes involving other forms of employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment, wage and hour laws, and wrongful discharge in federal and state courts and before the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Many of Carol’s litigation clients are employers in the health care and manufacturing industries.

Carol’s counseling practice covers advice on litigation avoidance, particularly with respect to managing ill or injured workers, as well as all types of employment matters, and includes training of both managers and staff. She also focuses on drafting and reviewing employment-related agreements and policies.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, Washington, D.C., 2001

Professional & Community Activities:

  • Board Member, Youth, Rights and Justice
  • Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence Project
  • Committee Member and Firm Coach, Multnomah CourtCare Campaign
  • Oregon State Bar Diversity Section’s Convocation on Equality Champion, 2011
  • Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Society Pro Bono Committee, 2005-2007
  • Coordinator and Volunteer, Attorneys for Youth, 2006-2008
  • Girls’ lacrosse coach, Eastside Portland Lacrosse


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
    • Senior Project Editor, American Criminal Law Review
    • Vice President, Sports and Entertainment Law Society
  • B.A., Psychology, Duke University, 1995, magna cum laude
    • Dean’s List with Distinction
    • Alice M. Baldwin Scholarship Recipient


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