Category Archives: Best Oregon litigator

Kristin Olson and Scott Brooksby honored again by best lawyers in America (2021 edition)

Scott Brooksby and Kristin Olson are listed in the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers in America© for product liability litigation and commercial litigation.  No more than 6% of private practice lawyers nationwide are selected for this honor, which is based purely on peer review.

Scott Brooksby is honored in two practice categories: commercial litigation and product liability, defendants. Kristin Olson is honored for her commercial litigation practice.

Scott Brooksby has been honored by Best Lawyers® since 2018. Kristin Olson has been honored by Best Lawyers® since 2019.

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 highlights the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the US. The 2021 Edition is based on more than 8 million evaluations in 147 practice areas.

The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Scott Brooksby selected to super lawyers for the 12th year in a row

Scott Brooksby has been honored every year for his product liability defense practice since the Oregon Super Lawyers award’s inception in 2008. He was honored again for the 12th year in a row in 2020.

No more than 5% of the lawyers in Oregon are selected for this honor each year.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on the following indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement:

  • Verdicts/Settlements
  • Transactions
  • Representative Clients
  • Experience
  • Honors/Awards
  • Special licenses/certifications
  • Position within the law firm
  • Bar and/or professional activity
  • Pro bono and community service
  • Scholarly lectures/writings
  • Education/employment background

Congratulations and well deserved, Scott!

Kristin Olson wins a motion to dismiss in a complex commercial breach of contract case against Dave’s Killer Bread

Kristin Olson recently obtained a dismissal of all claims in a breach of contract case brought by Dave’s Killer Bread against Kristin’s client, Montana Merchandising, Inc., a Montana grain company.  Dave’s Killer Bread, Inc. v. Mont. Merch., Inc., Case No. 3:17-cv-0237-YY (D. Or. July 12, 2017).

Dave’s Killer Bread filed a lawsuit against Kristin’s client in Oregon.  Kristin’s client responded by suing Dave’s in Montana.  A dispute arose regarding the most appropriate venue–Oregon or Montana–for this complex commercial litigation case.

In a Motion to Dismiss, Kristin argued that the case should be litigated in Montana and that the Oregon lawsuit should be dismissed in its entirety.  The United States District Court for the District of Oregon agreed, and dismissed the case against Kristin’s client.

Kristin Olson, Oregon commercial litigation attorney
Kristin Olson obtains a full dismissal of a lawsuit brought against her client by Dave’s Killer Bread