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Retired Partner

Ed Reeves


Edward J. Reeves is a retired partner no longer practicing law. To connect with a labor and employment attorney, please click here.

Ed Reeves is a retired partner of the firm. Ed’s practice focused on counseling employers, educating management in all areas of labor and employment law, and advising private colleges and universities on all aspects of education law. He also offered to serve as a neutral mediator and arbitrator.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Ed was a law clerk for Chief Justice Edwin J. Peterson of the Oregon Supreme Court, a legal intern at Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston, and a high school English teacher for the Weymouth Public Schools in Weymouth, Massachusetts.


  • Boston University Law School, J.D., 1983
    Staff Member and Editor, Annual Review of Banking Law, 1981-1983
  • Yale University, B.A., History, and Certificate in Teacher Preparation, 1978


Insights & Presentations

  • “Restrictive Covenants and their Enforceability,” SHRM/Stoel Rives 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2017
  • “Coaching the HR Professional: A Course on FMLA, OFLA, Oregon Paid Sick Leave & the ADA,” Stoel Rives Breakfast Seminar, November 3, 2016
  • Labor and Employment Law – Private Sector (Chapter co-author), Wage & Hour Laws, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2011
  • “Before ENDA: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protections in the Workplace Under Federal Laws,” Law & Sexuality Journal, 2011
  • “Company Policies” (Chapter co-author), Advising Oregon Businesses, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2003
  • Labor and Employment Law – Private Sector (Chapter co-author), Oregon State Bar CLE, 2002
  • “Equality or Further Discrimination? Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination in Oregon Statutory Employment Law After Tanner v. OHSU” (co-author), Small & Emerging Business Law, 1999
  • “Some Oregon Guidelines,” Oregon State Bar Bulletin, April 1996
  • “Chief Justice as Administrator: 1983-84 Efforts to Improve the Judicial System,” Oregon Review, 1994
  • “Whose Bill of Rights?” Oregon State Bar Bulletin, February/March 1991
  • “Preventing AIDS Discrimination in the Workplace,” Oregon State Bar Bulletin, February/March 1989
  • “The Federal Reserve and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act: A Marriage of Inconvenience,” Annual Review of Banking Law, 1983


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management), 2007–2021
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (Labor & Employment), 2005–2017
  • Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers® (Employment & Labor, Schools & Education), 2008–2018



  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Labor and Employment Law and Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member


  • Oregon Repertory Singers, Member
  • Volunteer attorney, Central City Concern, Outside In, Cascade Aids Project and American Civil Liberties Union
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