Amy Edwards

Amy Edwards

Partner
Portland, OR
Overview

About Amy

Amy Edwards is a partner in the Litigation practice group. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, including trusts and estate, real property, and healthcare-related disputes. Amy has particular experience in litigation and legal issues involving fiduciaries, trusts, estates, and nonprofit organizations. She has represented individuals, professional fiduciaries, business and nonprofit clients as plaintiffs or defendants in state and federal court, on appeal, and in arbitration and mediation.

Amy was formerly a law clerk for The Honorable Bobbe J. Bridge, Washington Supreme Court (2001-2002); a participant in the Federal Appellate Advocacy Program, University of Washington School of Law (2001); a summer associate at Stoel Rives (2000); a legal intern in the Office of Washington Governor Gary Locke (1999); and a fund-raiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (1995-1998).

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Experience

Experience

Complex Litigation

  • Lead trial lawyer in successful federal jury trial involving claims for fraud and violations of the Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act in which plaintiff sought over $5 million in economic, non-economic, and punitive damages related to the servicing of her loan. Jury returned a complete defense verdict.
  • Member of trial team that successfully defended a private company in a seven day arbitration in which the opposing party claimed $20 million in damages as a result of its purchase of the company's subsidiary.
  • Second chaired two-week jury trial involving the complex intersection between federal antitrust law and state contract law.
  • Member of trial team that defended Daimler Trucks LLC (formerly Freightliner LLC) and its related entities in $750 million fraudulent transfer act case; responsible for developing and briefing responses to significant discovery disputes and key legal issues, defending numerous depositions, and arguing pre-trial motions; assisted in successfully obtaining vacatur of $350 million punitive damage award.
  • Second chaired successful defense of TriMet in a $50 million dispute regarding disposition of real property.
  • Member of litigation team representing the State of Oregon in multiple federal and state actions challenging legislative reforms of the Public Employee Retirement System and subsequent implementation issues.
  • Represented health care providers in contract disputes and patient coverage issues.
  • Represent title insurers, mortgage holders, and individuals in title and property boundary disputes.

Trust, Estates, and Fiduciary Litigation

  • First chaired evidentiary hearing in the successful prosecution of a contested guardianship petition on behalf of a hospital.
  • Represented professional fiduciary in successfully defending a multiparty will contest involving a $1 million estate.
  • Represented trust beneficiaries in a multiparty dispute involving complex interpretation issues for a $2 million trust.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© (currently: Commercial Litigation), 2015-2019
  • Listed among Rising StarsSM (Business Litigation), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2008-2012
  • Recipient, 2010 and 2013 Stoel Rives LLP Pro Bono Service Award
  • Member, Estate Planning & Admin. Section and Litigation and Product Liability Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Washington State Bar
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Recipient, Community Leadership Award, Oregon Area Jewish Committee, 2014
  • President of the Board, Oregon Law Center
  • Board Member, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • Member, Campaign for Equal Justice Large Firm Committee
  • Board Member Emeritus, Emerge Oregon
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