David J. Riewald - Bullard Law

David J. Riewald

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 503-721-2610

Dave Riewald has specialized in labor and employment law for over 30 years. His practice focuses on advising employers and management personnel on how to avoid employment lawsuits, and on defending them in court if they do become caught up in those lawsuits. 

Some of the published court decisions in which Dave successfully represented the employer are: ILWU Local 40 v. Columbia Grain, 2015 WL 4065812 (D Or 2015); Hutton v. Jackson County, 2012 WL 959471 (9th Cir 2012), aff’g 2010 WL 4817067 (D Or 2010); Stewart v. Jackson County, 2010 WL 4955874 (D Or 2010); Lawson v. Walgreen Co., 2009 WL 742680 (D Or 2009); Denny v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 2006 US App Lexis 5993 (9th Cir 2006); Eisenhauer v. Rite Aid Headquarters Corp., 2006 US Dist Lexis 32789 (WD Wa 2006); Christensen v. Parvin, 2006 US Dist Lexis 92737 (D Or 2006); and Clark v. DSU Peterbilt & GMC, Inc., 193 Or App 17 (2004).

Dave is the immediate past-President of Worklaw® Network, an international network of independent law firms with over 350 attorneys that limit their practice to management-side labor and employment law.  The Worklaw® Network's website is found at www.worklawnetwork.com.

Dave has served as an adjunct professor of employment discrimination law at Willamette University’s School of Law and has published and given numerous presentations on employment law related issues.

In the community, Dave is on the board of the local food bank Birch Community Services and the Oregon chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business.  He also is active with his church and his children’s sports teams, and is the immediate past-President of the Wilsonville Youth Basketball Association.

Additional Information

Practice Areas — Employment Litigation 
Personnel Policies and Practices 
Preventative Employment Practices 
Wage and Hour
Albion CollegeBA 1980University of OregonJ.D. 1983
Worklaw Network Birch Community ServicesFellowship of Companies for Chris InternationalWilsonville Basketball AssociationWilsonville Youth Diversion Panel

Case History

Notable CasesHutton v. Jackson County, 2012 WL 959471 (9th Cir 2012), aff’g 2010 WL 4817067 (D Or 2010).  In this case we obtained summary judgment on all of the plaintiff's claims, including his claims for wrongful discharge, age discrimination, breach of contract and retaliation for asserting his First and Fifth Amendment rights.

Rogers v. Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative, Inc., 2012 WL 1635127 (D Or 2012).  In this case we obtained summary judgment on the plaintiff's claims for age discrimination and interference with FMLA rights.  The decision also is notable for its discussion of the admissibility of emails under the business records exception to the hearsay rule.

Lawson v. Walgreen Co., 2009 WL 742680 (D Or 2009).  In this case we obtained summary judgment on all of the plaintiff's claims, including her claims for wrongful discharge and interference with FMLA and OFLA rights.

Client Comments

"Our experiences with David Riewald were exceptional. His understanding of the complexities of issues we were facing, coupled with his effective demeanor and approach make him a trusted professional that we would call upon without hesitation in the future."

-Mari Anderson
McKinstry Co.

"Dave is a real pleasure to work with. He exhibits good common sense and is able to transform complex matters into good practical outcomes."

Office Location

200 Southwest Market Street, Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97201
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male