Lawyers

Lawyer photo

Kjersten H. Turpen

Partner

(503) 274-9545
E-mail   |   vCard

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


Seattle
701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98104


San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


Education

J.D., Santa Clara University, 1999

B.A., English, University of Oregon, 1996 (Honors in English)

Federal Clerkships

Honorable Malcolm F. Marsh, United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Honorable Michael R. Hogan, United States District Court for the District of Oregon 

Honors

Rising Stars distinction in the field of Business Litigation (2010 Law & Politics)

US District Court, District of Oregon, Distinguished Service Award, 2003

Kjersten H. Turpen is a partner in the Portland office. Her practice includes defending liability claims on behalf of product manufacturers and suppliers, as well as representing employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination matters. She represents clients in state and federal courts, and in matters filed with agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the State of Washington Human Rights Commission, and the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. She regularly provides counseling to employers on a variety of personnel issues, including policies and procedures, hiring, termination, leaves, overtime compensation, and disability. She also provides sexual harassment prevention and other trainings, and serves as an independent investigator into employee complaints.

Ms. Turpen is a member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and currently serves as the Employment Practice Group Publications Liaison.

Prior to private practice, Ms. Turpen twice served as a federal judicial clerk, first to the Honorable Michael R. Hogan in Eugene, followed by the Honorable Malcolm F. Marsh in Portland.

Admissions

Oregon
Washington
California
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Memberships

Oregon Women Lawyers
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Employment Practice Group Publications Liaison
Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Section
Multnomah Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter

Lawyer photo

Contact

(503) 274-9545

kturpen@grsm.com


Offices

Portland

Seattle

San Francisco

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University, 1999

B.A., English, University of Oregon, 1996 (Honors in English)

Federal Clerkships

Honorable Malcolm F. Marsh, United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Honorable Michael R. Hogan, United States District Court for the District of Oregon 

Honors

Rising Stars distinction in the field of Business Litigation (2010 Law & Politics)

US District Court, District of Oregon, Distinguished Service Award, 2003

Kjersten H. Turpen

Partner

Practices

Biography

Kjersten H. Turpen is a partner in the Portland office. Her practice includes defending liability claims on behalf of product manufacturers and suppliers, as well as representing employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination matters. She represents clients in state and federal courts, and in matters filed with agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the State of Washington Human Rights Commission, and the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. She regularly provides counseling to employers on a variety of personnel issues, including policies and procedures, hiring, termination, leaves, overtime compensation, and disability. She also provides sexual harassment prevention and other trainings, and serves as an independent investigator into employee complaints.

Ms. Turpen is a member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and currently serves as the Employment Practice Group Publications Liaison.

Prior to private practice, Ms. Turpen twice served as a federal judicial clerk, first to the Honorable Michael R. Hogan in Eugene, followed by the Honorable Malcolm F. Marsh in Portland.

Experience
Publications & Presentations
Meet Me

Admissions

Oregon
Washington
California
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Memberships

Oregon Women Lawyers
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Employment Practice Group Publications Liaison
Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Section
Multnomah Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter

Loading...