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Thomas R. Johnson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Perkins Coie LLP

Tom Johnson, a partner in the firm's Litigation practice, has led clients through a variety of complex business disputes, including securities, corporate governance, antitrust, and business tort litigation. He regularly represents clients in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in private arbitrations. Tom has also assisted clients in responding to government inquiries and by conducting internal investigations involving allegations of financial fraud and deficient internal controls.

Tom litigates and consults on political law issues, including the 2001 trial in Oregon to settle redistricting issues following the 2000 Census.

Tom also assists clients with distinctly international issues, including the enforcement of international arbitration awards and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia 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 District of Colorado


  • Judge Learned Hand Award, American Jewish Committee Oregon Chapter, 2006
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a Local Litigation Star in Commercial Litigation
  • Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine, "Oregon Super Lawyers," 2009 - present; "Rising Stars," 2008
  • Listed in Portland Business Journal "Forty Under 40," 2007
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2009 - present
  • Oregon ACLU Foundation "Civil Liberties Award," 2009
  • Selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oregon

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1120 Northwest Couch Street, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
Phone: 503-727-2176
Firm Phone: 503-727-2000

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation


  • University of Michigan (BBA)
  • University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association — Member
  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association — Member


  • United States Court of Appeals