James H. Gidley - Perkins Coie LLP

James H. Gidley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 503-727-2038

Jim Gidley has 40 years of litigation experience. His experience includes product liability, commercial and business litigation, real estate litigation, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury defense, counseling on corporate and individual insurance claims issues, mass tort litigation, work site accidents, defense of premises liability claims, and construction and building materials defects. He also is experienced in representing builders and developers on contract and trespass claims and representing property owners in condemnation.  He counsels clients regarding Consumer Product Safety Commission and acts as mediator in cases involving areas in which he practices.

University of WyomingBS University of Oregon School of LawJ.D.
American College of Trial LawyersAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesInternational Association of Defense Counsel Product Liability Advisory Council Oregon State Bar Association Washington State Bar Association

Case History

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Client Comments

"James Gidley is a very good attorney who obtains very good results."

-Lynne Tomeny
Terex Corporation

"Jim Gidley stepped into a dangerous case outside Oregon, brought it back on track and secured a favorable result. Since then, he has been our "go-to" person for all legal matters in Oregon."

-Robert Hunter
Sr VP and General Counsel
Altec Industries

Office Location

1120 Northwest Couch Street, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Portland-OR Metro Area
James H. Gidley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants