Amy Joseph Pedersen

Amy Joseph Pedersen

Stoel Rives LLP

Recognized since 2009

Portland, Oregon

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Amy Joseph Pedersen is a partner in the Labor and Employment section of Stoel Rives’ Litigation practice group. She focuses exclusively on employment litigation and counseling, primarily on the employer’s side of a dispute but, on occasion, also represents executives and executive groups. Amy has substantial trial experience in state and federal courts, as well as in administrative proceedings and arbitration, in all areas of employment law including discrimination and wage class actions. She also has significant experience in noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreement negotiation, drafting and enforcement litigation and workplace investigations.


  • 760 Southwest Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000
    Portland, OR 97205


  • University of Virginia , J.D., graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, Oregon State Bar
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association - Member
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Stoel Rives LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

127 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

53 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Portland, OR (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management


  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (currently: Labor & Employment), 2006-present
  • Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers® (Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor), 2008-present
  • Selected as a “Litigation Star” and “Labor & Employment Star” by Benchmark Litigation (Labor and Employment)

"Amy Joseph Pedersen is smart but practical. She understands the needs of our business and that we need advice that is risk-adverse but meets the needs of the business. She is a fantastic partner and I love doing business with her. She also bills incredibly fairly."

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