Shane P. Swilley

Shane P. Swilley

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP

Recognized since 2024

Portland, Oregon

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

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Shane Swilley’s law practice focuses on employment, and business and commercial litigation. Additionally, he provides advice and counsel to clients on complying with employment laws and has specific expertise representing businesses in defending against consumer protection claims.

Shane's accomplishments include:

  • Obtained jury verdict for employer on claims of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation seeking $4.5 million in damages.
  • Successfully defended an employer against a meritless claim of wrongful discharge and unpaid wages by getting the claims dismissed at the beginning of the case; resulting in significant cost savings to the client.
  • Assisted in defending an employer against claims of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. The discrimination claims were dismissed as a matter of law before trial, and the remaining claims were tried to a defense verdict.
  • Persuaded plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss a $300,000 claim of unlawful discrimination and retaliation against an employer after filing a motion to dismiss the case.
  • Successfully represented clients in disputes involving non-competition agreements, breach of employment contracts, and claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of claims of unlawful debt collection and malicious use of civil proceedings alleged against local law firm. The plaintiff was seeking more than $460,000 in damages. Instead, all claims were dismissed and the client was awarded costs and attorney fees.
  • Obtained dismissal of EEOC complaint of race discrimination based solely on initial submission to EEOC showing claim lacked merit.
  • Obtained $210,000 settlement for a client in a breach of contract claim.

  • 900 SW Fifth Avenue, 24th Floor
    Portland, OR 97204
  • Lewis & Clark College, J.D., graduated 2005
Bar Admissions
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association, 2017
  • Oregon, Oregon State Bar , 2005
Court Admissions
  • the United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management


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