Guy Randles Headshot
Retired Partner

Guy A. Randles


Guy A. Randles is a retired partner no longer practicing law. To connect with a construction and design lawyer, please click here.

Guy Randles is a retired partner of the firm’s Construction and Design section and Development Law group. With extensive contract negotiation, claims, litigation, and mediation experience, Guy concentrated his practice principally on construction, design and public procurement matters and those companies involved with the construction and design industry. Guy successfully represented a full range of clients in major development projects throughout the geographic area. Guy was also in much demand as a mediator and arbitrator to resolve third party disputes. A native Portlander, Guy was active in numerous bar and community activities.


University of California (Berkeley), Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1977

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1974, with highest honors
Phi Beta Kappa


  • Interim construction counsel for $1.5 billion project in San Francisco.
  • Lead counsel for design and construction contracts for multiple office and commercial buildings and medical facilities in the Portland area.
  • Lead counsel in multiple litigation matters involving construction defects and claims on major projects.
  • Mediator and arbitrator for multiple construction-related disputes (Oregon and Washington).
  • Lead counsel for public bodies in litigation over major public works projects.
  • Lead counsel in arbitrations over construction joint venture dissolutions.
  • Lead counsel in arbitration concerning construction of Washington jail project.
  • Lead counsel in multiple industrial facility projects.


Insights & Presentations

  • “Contracts Are King, But Don’t Forget Tort Law,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Limitation of Liability Clauses: Nothing to ‘LOL’ About,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Subcontracting Pitfalls: Making The Flow Down Work,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “The Litigation Process: An Upper Division School of Hard Knocks,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Human Condition Meets Construction Law,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Don’t Ignore the Importance of Your Contracts-The Courts Won’t,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Who Can Afford to Litigate These Days? Use ADR,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Contractors React to Changing Conditions,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Legal Relationships Between Owner/Design Professional/Prime Contractor/Subcontractors/Suppliers,” Construction Law, Oregon State Bar CLE
  • “Contracts and Payment are Tied Together,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Being Forewarned is Being Forearmed,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished with Performance Bonds,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • Aftermath of Bridge’s Collapse: Here Come the Lawyers,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “With Slowdown Approaching, Time to Put up the Guards,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Project Delayed May Be Damages Denied,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Cost-Plus Contracts’ True Cost not Obvious,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Liquidated Damages,” Construction Law Handbook, Aspen Law and update
  • “A Trap for the Unwary: Joint Ventures Must Have Their Own Contractor’s Licenses,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Negotiating Construction Contracts for Owner—Top 15 Issues in AIA Contracts,” Multnomah Bar Association
  • “Oral Contract Worth the Paper It’s Not Written On,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Notice and Claim Procedures: Claimant Beware, Especially in Washington,” The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Performance Bonds: What’s to Say that the Surety Will Perform?,” Real Estate Finance Journal
  • “Construction Claims,” Contractors’ Management Guide, Oregon-Columbia Chapter of Associated General Contractors
  • “Design-Build Projects: Fundamental Principles and Risk Allocations,” Cambridge Institute


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Construction Law, Litigation – Construction), 2003–2022
  • Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers® (Construction Litigation, Surety, Alternative Dispute Resolution), 2006–2021



  • Member and Chair, Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability
  • Member and past legal counsel to Board of Directors, Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors
  • Oregon State Bar, Judicial Administration Committee
  • Construction forum member, American Bar Association
  • Multiple year Co-Chair, Annual Oregon Construction Law, The Seminar Group
  • Member, Construction Law Section, Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar
  • Member, Arbitrator and Mediator Panels, American Arbitration Association
  • Public Procurement and Private Construction Law Section, Washington State Bar


  • Board of Directors, Oregon Geographic Names Board (currently)
  • Board of Directors, The Grotto (currently)
  • Board of Directors and former Chairman, Catholic Charities 
  • Past Board of Directors and former President, Oregon Historical Society
  • Previous Co-Chair, Campaign for Equal Justice; and current advisory committee member
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Oregon Independent College Fund; and board secretary
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, and former Chairman, Multnomah County Legal Aid Service
  • Past Jesuit High School Board of Trustees and former Chairman
  • Notre Dame Club of Oregon
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