About Crystal

Crystal Chase practices in Stoel Rives’ Litigation group, where she focuses on complex civil litigation, environmental and environmental insurance litigation, and appellate matters.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Crystal was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Robert D. Durham at the Oregon Supreme Court (2009–2011). During law school, Crystal served as a research assistant to Lewis & Clark Law School Dean Robert Klonoff (2008–2009) and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Anna J. Brown, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (2008–2009). She was also a summer associate at Stoel Rives in 2008.

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  • Member of trial team that successfully obtained $8.6 million money judgment and declaratory judgment on environmental insurance claim following seven-day jury trial.
  • Drafted and assisted with briefing for multiple state and federal appellate matters. 
  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of Clean Water Act claim against forest products client following remand from federal appellate courts. 
  • Represented utility client in obtaining dismissal of Clean Water Act claims and summary judgment on nuisance and trespass related claims.
  • Assisted with complex wrongful death litigation for manufacturer in action involving cross-claims and counterclaims for common-law and contractual indemnity.
  • Represented mining client in challenge to mineral prospecting on national forest lands in matter involving claims under NEPA, NFMA, and federal lands laws. 
  • Represented irrigation district in state court litigation to secure access to potential reservoir site for purposes of surveying and testing.
  • Represented clients in resolution of DEQ citations.
  • Currently representing amicus client in connection with NEPA and NFMA challenges to proposed bicycle skills park on federal land.
  • Currently representing applicant on Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council contested case on a proposed natural gas-fired power plant.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed among Rising Stars (Business Litigation), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2014–2019
  • Recipient, Stoel Rives Pro Bono Award

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member, Owen M. Panner Inn of Courts, 2012–present
  • Coach, Central Catholic High School Constitutional Law Team, 2011–present
  • Alumni Interviewer, Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program, 2006–2009
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Navigating the DEQ Enforcement Process," NEBC Cascade Chapter Luncheon, Feb. 11, 2016

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