General Information

Year founded: 1930
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As a full-service business, litigation and real estate law firm based in Portland, Oregon, Dunn Carney attorneys are able to collaborate effectively and efficiently across practice areas to provide the best solutions possible. Attorneys at Dunn Carney deliver what is important to their clients: expert, coordinated, cost-effective services that are responsive to client needs. As one of Oregon’s largest law firms, we have the talent and resources to deal with the most complex legal problems, but a collegial, team-driven culture that emphasizes the accessibility and responsiveness usually associated with smaller firms.

We believe that consistent service is as important as the expertise provided. For more than 70 years Dunn Carney has provided exceptional legal services to businesses, not-for-profits and individuals throughout the Northwest and the nation. As the only Oregon member of Meritas, a worldwide network of peer- and client-reviewed firms, Dunn Carney has global reach but a local footprint.


Dunn Carney LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 19 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law


National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 2 for Insurance Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Tax Law
Tier 2 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 3 for Appellate Practice
Tier 3 for Corporate Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 3 for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Tier 3 for Litigation - Real Estate

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Agriculture Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Food and Beverage Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Water Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Dunn Carney LLP has 23 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Dunn Carney LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Main Location

Portland, OR
851 Southwest Sixth Avenue, Suite 1500
Portland, OR 97204
United States
503-224-6440 Call our Portland, OR location at 503-224-6440 Get Directions Get directions to our Portland, OR location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Jonathan A. Bennett


Water Law
Kate Moore
Real Estate Practice
J. David Zehntbauer
Litigation Practice
Donald E. Templeton
Insurance Defense and Coverage Law
Eric A. Kekel
Daniel J. Drazan
Governmental Affairs
Timothy J. Bernasek
Environmental Law
Kate Moore
Employment Law
Allyson S. Krueger
Employee Benefits and Compensation Plans
Robert K. Winger
Construction Law
William R. Joseph
Commercial Litigation
Thomas H. Tongue
Jeff Perry
Antitrust and Trade Regulations
George J. Cooper
Agricultural Law
Timothy J. Bernasek
Construction Law
Tim Hering
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