John M. Kreutzer - Smith Freed Eberhard P.C.

John M. Kreutzer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 503-227-2424

John Kreutzer’s practice focuses on employment litigation, advice and counseling. His litigation experience includes representing employers in the defense of claims for discrimination and harassment in the work place, protected leave and disability claims, wage and hour claims, actions based on breach of contract, including non-competition agreement defense and enforcement, and trade secret violation claims. John is experienced in the defense of both class and representative actions.

Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, John worked at a large law firm in Portland, Oregon where he represented employers in complex employment litigation. John has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General defending claims on behalf of the State of Oregon.

Representative Cases

  • Defended a national real estate investment and property management company and its on-site manager against claims of disability discrimination and wrongful death.
  • Defended a national inventory service provider against claims of constructive wrongful discharge brought by three former managers.
  • Successfully defended a national timber products inspection provider against a national Fair Labor Standards Act representative action.
  • Has significant experience both enforcing and defending against enforcement of noncompetition agreements and the protection of trade secrets.

Oregon State UniversityBS 1989Willamette UniversityJ.D. 1997
United States District Court, District of OregonUnited States District Court, Eastern District of WashingtonNinth Circuit Court of AppealsUnited States District Court, Western District of WashingtonWashington State Bar AssociationOregon State Bar Association Employment Law Steering CommitteeOregon Association of Defense Counsel, Employment Law Section

Office Location

111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Suite 4300
Portland, OR 97204
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male