Stephen F. English - Perkins Coie LLP

Stephen F. English

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 503-727-2003

Steve English has more than 35 years of jury and non-jury trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has successfully tried over 100 cases to verdict. His trial experience includes business disputes, commercial torts, environmental claims, trade secrets, securities, breach of contract, directors' and officers' liability and product liability claims. He has served as national, regional and Oregon counsel for international businesses and manufacturers. He has broad experience in high-stakes cases and in sensitive, high-risk matters both for individuals and for corporate clients, large and small. Steve has also on occasion agreed to be a "mediator of last resort" in particularly difficult and contentious disputes.







Steve has a recognized ability to present complicated factual or technical matters to juries and judges, from technology matters to financial issues from corporate fraud to sports law to environmental problems.







Steve has been recognized by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as "a tremendous advocate" among trial lawyers nationwide. He is ranked by Chambers Global in Commercial Litigation and as a "Star Individual" in Oregon for General Commercial Litigation. Steve is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), which comprises the top 1 percent of the trial bar in the United States and Canada and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), an invitation-only organization whose membership is limited to 500 lawyers. He has been consistently ranked in the top 10 lawyers in Oregon by Super Lawyers and is recognized in seven Best Lawyers categories, including Bet-the-Company Litigation.

University of California, Hastings College of the LawJ.D. Robert D. Clark Honors CollegeBA
American College of Trial LawyersThe National Judicial College, National Board of Visitors Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court Oregon State Bar Masters of Trial Advocacy American Bar Association Multnomah Bar Association Federal Bar Association Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Defense Research Institute (DRI) Association of Defense Trial Attorneys Mt. Angel Benedictine Abbey Foundation of Oregon, Board of Directors

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Federal District Court
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals


Office Location

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


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance of the Portland-OR Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Portland-OR Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Securities of the Portland-OR Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions of the Portland-OR Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Portland-OR Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Portland-OR Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Portland-OR Metro Area
Stephen F. English has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Stephen F. English has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Stephen F. English has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Stephen F. English has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Stephen F. English has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Stephen F. English has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!Stephen F. English has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation - Securities
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants