Peter R. Jarvis - Holland & Knight, LLP

Peter R. Jarvis

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 503-243-5877

Peter Jarvis is a partner in Holland & Knight's Portland office, where he practices primarily in the area of attorney professional responsibility and risk management. Mr. Jarvis advises lawyers, law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal departments about the law governing lawyers. This includes, but is not limited to, matters relating to conflicts of interest, duties of confidentiality, other legal or professional ethics issues, advice on the avoidance of civil or criminal liability, law firm breakups, and questions relating to law firm or legal department structure and operation. Mr. Jarvis also serves as an expert witness and is an avid lecturer for public and private/in-house continuing legal education seminars.

Mr. Jarvis has decades of experience as a trusted adviser to lawyers and also draws on his substantial background as a civil litigation attorney in matters involving antitrust, appellate, business tort, general contract, insurance, product liability, tax and Uniform Commercial Code concerns.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Jarvis was the partner-in-charge of the Portland office of a multistate law firm and was co-leader of that firm’s national professional responsibility/risk management practice group. He also served for many years as the in-house ethics counsel for a multistate law firm.

Harvard UniversityBA Yale UniversityMA Yale Law SchoolJ.D.
American Bar AssociationWashington State Bar Association American Law Institute

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • 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
  • U.S. Tax Court


Office Location

U.S. Bancorp Tower, Suite 2300
111 Southwest Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law of the Portland-OR Metro Area
Peter R. Jarvis has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law