Leah Lively

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Southwest 5th Avenue 1300
Portland 97201 OR US

Leah Lively represents employers in claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations. She counsels a wide range of employers, from Fortune 100 companies to non-profit organizations and locally-owned businesses. Leah has tried more than 40 jury trials in multiple states and jurisdictions during her career.

In addition to her focus on defending single-plaintiff employment claims, Leah has significant experience defending wage and hour claims, including class actions. She has served as lead defense counsel in a putative wage/hour misclassification class action in Oregon and co-managed the defense of a 40,000 putative class-member case for a national restaurant chain in California.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, Portland, Ore., 2010-2017
  • Shareholder, Lane Powell, Portland, Ore. 2008-2010
  • Associate, Paul Hastings, San Diego, Ca., 2008-2010
  • Associate, Lane Powell, Portland, Ore, 2001-2006
  • Deputy District Attorney, Multnomah County, Ore, 1996-2000

Professional & Community Activities:

  • American Employment Law Counsel, 2010-present
  • Board of Director, Oregon Hunter Jumper Association


  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 1996
    • National Champion Team, Environmental Moot Court
  • B.S., Agriculture Business, California Polytechnic State University, 1993, with honors


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