Steven O. Rosen

Steven O. Rosen

Rosen@RosenLawFirm.com 


Mr. Rosen is recognized as a skilled trial attorney.  At the request of clients, he has tried cases to juries in Oregon, Washington, and California and argued matters in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Idaho, and Alaska.  He brings an engineering education and science background to the firm, which speeds understanding of technical issues.

Mr. Rosen began his career as an engineer, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Systems and Control Engineering.  While working as an engineer for the U.S. Department of Commerce, he provided engineering analysis to lawyers and policy makers in the Executive Office of the President.  Law school followed and, since graduating from law school, his practice has included airplane, helicopter, trucking, automobile, train, and other accident work; construction claims; and general trial matters, with most work involving engineering or technical issues of some kind. 

He began work as a lawyer with Lord, Bissell and Brook in Chicago, then moved to Oregon and joined Miller Nash in Portland.  While at that firm, he became a partner and member of the Executive Committee and also served as Chair of its Hiring Committee and Computer Committee.  Completing 20 years of work within large law firms, he founded The Rosen Law Firm in 1997.

He has been an active contributor to the work of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, having served as Chair of the Aviation Committee, Director of Divisions, member of the Section’s Executive Committee, and Co-Chair of the Legal Services Training Committee.  He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee.  He has also served as Chair of the Oregon State Bar Aviation Section.

Mr. Rosen has been asked by national and state bar associations, law firms, insurers, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, law schools, and the U.S. Air Force to teach their lawyers trial tactics, trial strategy, and legal ethics and has done so in 38 states to thousands of lawyers.  His signature continuing education program, Movie Magic: How the Masters Try Cases, uses clips of Hollywood movies as a springboard for instruction.  His programs have twice been designated Presidential Showcase Programs by the American Bar Association. 

Mr. Rosen was president of his college fraternity and a section leader in his college's marching band, The Pride of the East.  He enjoys snow skiing and cycling.

Education

Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, J.D., 1977

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, M.S. Systems and Control Engineering, 1975

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, B.S. Aerospace Engineering, 1970 


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1979

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 1979

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2007

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 2007

U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2014


Bar Admissions

Oregon, 1978

Washington, 2004


Professional Affiliations

American Board of Trial Advocates (invited by peers)

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation

Oregon State Bar Association, Aviation Section

Washington State Bar Association

Multnomah Bar Association

International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association, formerly the NTSB Bar Association

Lawyer Pilots Bar Association

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Teaching

Movie Magic: How the Masters Try Cases CLE course, 1996 - present

Adjunct Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School, Conflicts of Law, 1981 - 1988

Other Distinctions

Member, Lewis and Clark Law School Law Review

Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award, Lewis and Clark Law School, 1986

Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® (as rated by peers, recognizing Highest Possible Rating in both Legal ability and Ethical Standards)

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (as chosen by peers)

Listed in Best Attorneys in Oregon (as chosen by peers)

Selected as a Portland Top Lawyer (as chosen by peers for Portland Monthly)

lisa e. lear

Lisa E. Lear

Associate Attorney

Lear@RosenLawFirm.com


 

Ms. Lear is an experienced attorney whose work includes case analysis; identification and analysis of core legal issues; preparation of pre-trial, trial, and post-trial motions; assistance with trial preparation; and monitoring of trials in cases likely to be appealed, and handling appeals.

Ms. Lear grew up in Colorado, completed her undergraduate work at the University of Colorado, and moved to Oregon to attend law school. She began her career as a judicial law clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals. During that time, she analyzed case records and drafted opinions for a wide variety of civil and criminal matters that were presented on appeal to the Court.

Ms. Lear began private law firm work as a lawyer at Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, P.C., where she worked for 22 years and handled more than 250 state and federal appeals. She earned a stellar reputation with the appellate judges in Oregon and became a "Super Lawyer" with a Martindale Hubell AV rating. While with the Bullivant firm, Ms. Lear wrote articles addressing insurance and appellate issues. She became a shareholder of the firm and was asked to and did train lawyers in the firm on handling appeals and on how to prepare and write persuasive legal analysis to present to the courts.

Ms. Lear has been a member of the Oregon State Bar appellate practice section Executive Committee and the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel amicus curiae committee. She has been a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Oregon State Bar and planned CLE programs for the Multnomah Bar Association. Ms. Lear has also been a member of the Court Liaison Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association, where she worked on a project analyzing jury pool issues for the Bar.

Following her work at the Bullivant law firm, Ms. Lear joined the Rosen Law Firm, P.C.

 
EDUCATION  

Lewis and Clark Law School, Oregon, JD, summa cum laude, 1985

University of Colorado, BA in Sociology, magna cum laude, 1981 (Honors Thesis: Delinquency and Education)


COURT ADMISSIONS  

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1989

Supreme Court of the United States, 1989

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 1991

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2006

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2005

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2004


BAR ADMISSIONS  

Oregon, 1989

Washington, 2016



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Amicus Curiae Committee

Oregon State Bar, Appellate Practice Section and Litigation Section

Oregon State Bar Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee

Multnomah Bar Association

Multnomah Bar Association Continuing Legal Education and Court Liaison Committees

John R. Dawson


John R. Dawson

 

Dawson@RosenLawFirm.com

 

 




 

Mr. Dawson joined the firm in 2017 after practicing law in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. His practice focuses primarily on all aspects of aviation-related litigation.

 Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Dawson worked as a senior propulsion engineer for six years at The Boeing Company in Seattle. He worked helping diagnose in-service issues arising in the Boeing 737 and 757 fleet and designing, flight testing, obtaining certification for, and implementing solutions for them. In 1990, he was awarded an engineer of the quarter award by the company for his contribution in diagnosing and proposing an efficient solution to an in-service issue that had threatened to keep operators of certain model Boeing 757’s from operating at certain airports. He was selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) to be an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (“DER”) for turbofan engine stability and control at the time he left the company to pursue his legal career in 1992.

In 1992, Mr. Dawson began his legal career at a large aviation defense firm in Seattle. He worked as a litigation attorney primarily helping airlines involved in aviation-related incidents. In 1996, he and his family moved to Portland, Oregon where he has been assisting clients throughout Washington and Oregon ever since.

 

EDUCATION  

Seattle University School of Law, summa cum laude, 1991

Michigan State University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering with minor in Aerospace Engineering, 1986

 

COURT ADMISSIONS  

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 1997

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1992

 

BAR ADMISSIONS  

Oregon, 1996

Washington, 1992

TABATHA M. SCHNEIDER

Tabatha M. Schneider

Paralegal

Schneider@RosenLawFirm.com


 

Ms. Schneider is a paralegal specializing in areas of complex litigation, including document analysis, case organization, database management and trial support activities. She has experience in catastrophic accidents, personal injury, insurance defense, and construction defect cases.

She was born and raised in Southern Oregon where she earned her associates degree and moved to the Portland Metro area to pursue her passion of the law. She is currently working towards a Paralegal degree at Portland Community College.

Ms. Schneider is the Military Liaison for the National Federal Paralegal Association, as well as a member of the Oregon Paralegal Association, where she serves on the Pro Bono Committee. She also volunteers with the Classroom Law Project to help enrich the lives of young students through legal knowledge.

 
EDUCATION

Rogue Community College, Associates of Science in General Education, 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

National Federation Paralegal Association, Member and Military Liaison, 2015 -present

Oregon Paralegal Association, Pro Bono Committee Member, 2015 - present