Christopher "Chris" Morehead

Christopher "Chris" Morehead

Tonkon Torp LLP

Recognized since 2021

Portland, Oregon

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Chris is an associate in Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. He works with local, regional, and national employers in such industries as banking, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and craft beverage, helping clients to solve complicated employment matters and comply with Oregon employment law. He has substantial experience representing employers in state and federal court, and before Oregon’s Bureau of Labor &Industries (BOLI) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offices across the United States.

Chris guides clients in navigating tricky legal obstacles by drafting and revising employment policies to keep employers up-to-date with Oregon’s ever-changing employment laws. He also counsels frontline managers and HR professionals on avoiding lawsuits thorough the implementation of meaningful hiring and progressive disciplinary practices.


  • Pioneer Tower, Suite 1600
    888 Southwest Fifth Avenue
    Portland, OR 97204


  • Lewis & Clark College, J.D., graduated 2013
  • Washington State University, B.A., graduated 2010

Bar Admissions

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


  • Beverage Industry Networking Group - Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association - Member
  • Oregon Brewer’s Guild - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon

Tonkon Torp LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

50 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

16 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


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