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Calvin L. Keith

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Perkins Coie LLP

Calvin Keith manages the Employment Law practice in the Portland office. Cal has over 25 years of experience in employment law including numerous trials and arbitrations of employment-related matters. Cal's experience includes complex litigation including multi-party and class action employment and wage-and-hour litigation as well as litigation of unlawful competition, trade secret and confidential information issues. He received his J.D. in 1978 from the University of Michigan. Cal also provides advice to employers on employment and labor matters and speaks and teaches frequently on employment law topics from the employer's perspective.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Listed in Chambers USA, "America's Leading Employment Lawyers"
  • Listed in Oregon Law & Politics, "Oregon Super Lawyers," 2006 - Present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

Client Comments

  • "Cal Keith is very knowledgeable about the law and our business, and always delivers advice and guidance in a very practical, cost-effective manner."


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1120 Northwest Couch Street, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
Phone: 503-727-2006
Firm Phone: 503-727-2000

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)
  • University of Arizona (BS)

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Association for Portland Progress — Personnel Advisory Committee