About Steve

Steve Galloway is a trial attorney in the Litigation practice group. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, civil fraud, commercial finance and real estate and health care disputes.

Steve was a summer associate at Stoel Rives (2008) and a student attorney and research assistant at the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic, New Orleans (2007-2009). He is currently active in pro bono programs at the federal and state level.

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  • Assisted with successful arbitration defense of medical device manufacturer against contract and tort claims by sales representative.
  • Member of litigation team that successfully defended Oregon managed care organization in a five-day arbitration against breach of contract and fraud claims of more than $3 million.
  • Obtained summary judgment award of more than $7 million on claims of fraud, conversion, and breach of fiduciary duty on behalf of national truck manufacturer.
  • Obtained favorable ruling for pro bono client on appeal of an administrative decision, resulting in reinstatement of Social Security benefits for a disabled child.
  • Worked in cooperation with the FDIC in representing secured lender in commercial finance dispute. Obtained summary judgment award of more than $4 million.
  • Assisted with successful defense of real estate firm from fraud claims of more than $8 million in connection with sale of apartment complex.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court for grocery wholesaler who had been sued on an issue of first impression under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).
  • Settled claims against the federal government under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 (ARRA) on behalf of renewable energy developer, resulting in recovery of more than $1.2 million in withheld tax grants.
  • Successfully defended housing authority in district court and on appeal against discrimination claims brought under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).
  • Negotiated favorable settlement for manufacturer of solar panels in dispute with supplier.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Listed among Rising Stars (Business Litigation), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2012-2019
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Firm representative for U.S. District Court Pro Bono Program

Civic Activities

  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Board of Trustees
  • City Club of Portland
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Co-Author, “A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions,” (ABA 2d ed.) (Fall 2017)
  • “The Trial Lawyer’s Duty of Inquiry,” Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal, Summer 2015
  • “Firms Should Know Their Options for Relief,” Daily Journal of Commerce, April 2010

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