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Julie A. Smith - Portland, OR

900 SW Fifth Avenue24th Floor Portland, OR 97204

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Updated: 03/11/2019

Portland Appellate Lawyer


Julie is an appellate attorney who also specializes in drafting and arguing complex motions, in preparing trial documents (e.g., trial memoranda, jury instructions, verdict forms), and in providing counsel to trial lawyers on litigation and appeal-related strategy issues...

About Julie A. Smith

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Litigation Support

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Oregon Collectors Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (Member)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (Member)
  • Oregon State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section, Executive Committee (Member)
  • Multnomah Bar Association (Member)
  • Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee, 2011 - 2013


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, 1998
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: Oregon Law Review, Executive Editor, 1997 - 1998
  • Mills College , 1994
    Major: Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis

Past Positions

  • Oregon Department of Justice, Trial and Appellate Divisions, Assistant Attorney General
  • Honorable Virginia Linder, Oregon Court of Appeals, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • He also has served on the Board of Directors of the USC Alumni Club of Portland.

Classes and Seminars

  • MERS: Oregon and New York Cases”, Mortgage Bankers Association, Litigation Working Group, Teleconference,, 2011 - Present
  • New Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act - Impacting All Mortgage Lending”, Oregon Mortgage Lenders Association Power Breakfast, , 2010 - Present
  • Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Ninth Circuit Rules Changes”, National Association of Legal Secretaries, Portland, 2010 - Present
  • Recent Cases of Interest - A Local Perspective, Oregon Collectors Association , 2010 - Present
  • Electronic Discovery & Document Retention”, Oregon Collectors Association Convention, 2009 - Present
  • The Verdict, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), Editor


Other Sources of Feedback About Julie A. Smith

Included on the 2012 Oregon list

Past Lists

  • 2011 Oregon Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Oregon Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Oregon Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Oregon Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Julie A. Smith on Super Lawyers


  • "Rising Star" in the Oregon publication of Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2012
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Oregon Department of Justice

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Office Information


900 SW Fifth Avenue24th Floor Portland, OR 97204


  • (503) 323-9019

Accepts Credit Cards




  • “Damages, 2016 Revision” Chapter 2 – Nominal Damages, Oregon State Bar Publications, November, 2016

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