Steven O . Rosen

503.525.2525 Ext. 2111

503.773.8719 (Direct Line)

Mr. Rosen is a skilled trial attorney. He has tried cases to juries in Oregon, Washington, and California and argued matters in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Idaho, Nevada, and Alaska.

In addition to holding a law degree and being a member of the bar in Oregon and Washington, Mr. Rosen holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and an M.S. in Systems and Control Engineering. He began his career as an engineer working for the U.S. Department of Commerce, providing 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, hot air balloon, trucking, automobile, bus, train, and other accident work, product liability claims, construction claims; and general trial matters, with much of his work involving engineering or technical issues of some degree. 

He began his legal career in Chicago, working in a large law firm, before moving to Oregon where he joined Miller Nash in Portland. He became a partner and member of the Executive Committee and served as Chair of its Hiring Committee and Computer Committee. After spending 20 years within that large law firm, he founded The Rosen Law Firm, P.C. in 1997.

In addition to his law firm work, as an adjunct professor Mr. Rosen taught Conflicts of Law to law students at Lewis & Clark Law School, where his work was recognized by awarding him its Leo Levenson Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award.

Mr. Rosen has been an active contributor to the work of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, having served as Chair of the Aviation Litigation Committee, Director of Divisions, member of the Section’s Executive Committee, and Co-Chair of the Legal Services Training 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, law schools, insurers, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, and the U.S. Air Force to teach trial tactics, trial strategy, and legal ethics and has done so in 38 states to thousands of lawyers. His programs have twice been designated Presidential Showcase Programs by the American Bar Association. 


• Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon

      o J.D. 

• Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

      o M.S. Systems and Control Engineering

• State University of NY at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

      o B.S. Aerospace Engineering


• Oregon

• Washington

• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

• U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

• U.S. District Court for the Western District of 


• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of 


• U.S. Court of Federal Claims


• American Board of Trial Advocates

• American Bar Association, Section of Litigation

• Oregon State Bar Association, Aviation Section

• Washington State Bar Association

• Multnomah (Portland, Oregon) Bar Association

• International Air & Transportation Safety Bar

  Association, formerly the NTSB Bar Association

• Lawyer Pilots Bar Association 

• Aviation Insurance Association 

• Helicopters Association International


• Leo Levenson 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


• Listed in Best Attorneys in Oregon (as chosen by 


• Selected as a Portland Top Lawyer (as chosen by peers

   for Portland Monthly)

818 S.W. Third Avenue, # 1200 Portland, Oregon 97204-2405

 Phone: 503-525-2525