Lawyers

Portland
121 SW Morrison St.
Suite 1575
Portland, OR 97204


Seattle
701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98104


Education

J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 1998

B.A., Clark University, 1991

Clerkship

Honorable Anna J. Brown, Federal U.S. District Court, Portland, Oregon

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Employment Law - Management (2020)

Chris Hawk is a partner at Gordon & Rees and actively practices in Oregon and Washington.

Mr. Hawk is a seasoned civil litigator with significant experience handling all aspects of litigation; from the initial pleadings through trial. In recent years, he has been actively involved in several intellectual property trials in the Northwest. He has also successfully defended a flooring contractor in a six-figure binding arbitration personal injury case. Mr. Hawk handles small single-claimant administrative actions to the large complex multistate class action cases across all of Oregon and Washington. He has a diversity of practice areas, including employment law (litigation and advice), professional liability (accountants, mental healthcare professionals, architects, engineers, attorneys, etc.), intellectual property (copyright/trademark), commercial litigation (cybersecurity), consumer protection class action (FCRA, TCPA, FDCPA), and tort and product liability (personal injury and premises liability).

A native of Rye, New York, Mr. Hawk practiced civil litigation in Los Angeles for nearly seven years (including five years with Gordon & Rees), prior to moving to Portland in 2005. He then clerked for Oregon U.S. District Court Judge, Anna J. Brown, before opening the Gordon & Rees Portland office in 2006.

Admissions

Oregon
Washington
California
U.S. District Court, Oregon
U.S. District Courts, California
U.S. District Courts, Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association
U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

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