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Claude Bosworth is an AV-rated attorney whose practice emphasizes casualty, construction, environmental, insurance and toxic tort litigation. He has represented local, national and multi-national companies in small and large cases alike, having successfully defended hundreds of cases, including multi-million-dollar casualty and property damage cases. Claude has a wide variety of trial, arbitration, and mediation experience and has successfully argued in front of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals in Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon, and numerous state and federal courts. He also has tried multiple cases to verdict. In serving as national and local counsel for several clients in toxic tort litigation, Claude has overseen discovery, motions practice, expert witness development, settlement strategies, and trial preparation. He has represented numerous insurance companies in coverage litigation, and has defended and managed construction defect cases for both general contractors and subcontractors. Claude graduated with honors from Tulane University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.


  • 1300 Southwest Sixth Avenue, Suite 330
    Portland, OR 97201


  • Tulane University , J.D., cum laude, graduated 1991
  • Nicholls State University, Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2006
  • Washington, 2010
  • Louisiana, 1991


  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel - Member
  • Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section - Member

Court Admissions

  • Federal and state courts of Oregon, Washington and Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

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

  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance


  • Listed in the 2019 and 2020 editions of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Recognized in the area of Construction Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV 5.0 rating

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