Steven O. Rosen

Steven O. Rosen 

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.


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


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)

Tabatha M. Schneider

Tabatha M. Schneider


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 was recently accepted to an Oregon law school and is continuing on her path of becoming a litigator.

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.


Portland State University, Bachelors of Science in Political Science, 2018


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

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