Anna Sortun

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2107
EMAIL: anna.sortun@tonkon.com
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Anna is a partner in the firm's litigation department. She represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of disputes, including insurance coverage disputes, commercial, and complex tort cases. In addition to her litigation practice, Anna advises corporate policyholders on the scope and availability of insurance coverage, the presentation of insurance claims, and the negotiation of settlements with insurance companies.

Representative experiences include:
  • Obtaining a defense verdict as trial counsel for a large public company following a seven-week jury trial relating to insurance coverage for liability for environmental contamination at three superfund sites, including the Portland Harbor, and over 1,200 asbestos claims.
  • Prevailing in a jury trial involving breach of contract and statutory claims brought on behalf of a financial company, securing a multi-million-dollar judgment for her client.
  • Prevailing in a motion to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims against her clients, leading to an immediate dismissal of the lawsuit and an award of attorney fees and costs to her clients.
  • Prevailing in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals involving Fair Credit Billing Act and Unlawful Debt Collection Practices Act claims.
  • Securing a large judgment on behalf of a group of investors in a fraud and breach of fiduciary duties case, leading to eventual federal criminal charges against the defendant.
  • Successfully defending a food-and-beverage business in a jury trial involving breach of contract and fraud claims, resulting in an award of attorney fees to her client.
  • Winning summary judgment, in both state and federal court, on behalf of a large regional health care provider, leading to dismissal of the case.

In addition to her extensive trial experience, Anna has handled a broad range of litigation matters short of trial. Her clients have retained her to defend depositions, handle particular motions, represent them before administrative agencies, and draft amicus curiae briefs to both the Oregon Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

In 2007, Anna taught first-year torts as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the firm, Anna was a law clerk for The Honorable Alfred T. Goodwin, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In 2012, Anna was recognized as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by the Daily Journal of Commerce (Portland, Oregon). She was named as a "Rising Star" in business litigation by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Anna is a partner in the firm's litigation department. She represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of disputes, including insurance coverage disputes, commercial, and complex tort cases. In addition to her litigation practice, Anna advises corporate policyholders on the scope and availability of insurance coverage, the presentation of insurance claims, and the negotiation of settlements with insurance companies.

Representative experiences include:
  • Obtaining a defense verdict as trial counsel for a large public company following a seven-week jury trial relating to insurance coverage for liability for environmental contamination at three superfund sites, including the Portland Harbor, and over 1,200 asbestos claims.
  • Prevailing in a jury trial involving breach of contract and statutory claims brought on behalf of a financial company, securing a multi-million-dollar judgment for her client.
  • Prevailing in a motion to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims against her clients, leading to an immediate dismissal of the lawsuit and an award of attorney fees and costs to her clients.
  • Prevailing in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals involving Fair Credit Billing Act and Unlawful Debt Collection Practices Act claims.
  • Securing a large judgment on behalf of a group of investors in a fraud and breach of fiduciary duties case, leading to eventual federal criminal charges against the defendant.
  • Successfully defending a food-and-beverage business in a jury trial involving breach of contract and fraud claims, resulting in an award of attorney fees to her client.
  • Winning summary judgment, in both state and federal court, on behalf of a large regional health care provider, leading to dismissal of the case.

In addition to her extensive trial experience, Anna has handled a broad range of litigation matters short of trial. Her clients have retained her to defend depositions, handle particular motions, represent them before administrative agencies, and draft amicus curiae briefs to both the Oregon Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

In 2007, Anna taught first-year torts as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the firm, Anna was a law clerk for The Honorable Alfred T. Goodwin, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In 2012, Anna was recognized as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by the Daily Journal of Commerce (Portland, Oregon). She was named as a "Rising Star" in business litigation by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.


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Advisory Board Member

Emerge Oregon
Board Member

Oregon State Bar Committee on Federal Practice & Procedure
Past Chair of the Pro Bono Subcommittee and Member

Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Pro Bono Volunteer

Victim Rights Law Center
Pro Bono Volunteer

Business for Culture and the Arts
Art of Leadership Program 2011

Northwest Dance Project
Past Board Member
An avid traveler, Anna loves to spend time in foreign places and immerse herself in the culture. Studying Chinese in college gave her the opportunity to spend her junior year in China. Later, when she and her husband took a year away from work for travel, China was again on the itinerary along with India and other exotic locales. They sampled street food wherever they went, including wild fare in Asia's night markets. Now they take advantage of Portland’s food cart scene to introduce their two small children to the adventures of dining – though Anna admits her 4-year-old currently eats nothing but PBJs.