Services & Industries
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2013
B.A., cum laude, Brigham Young University, 2008
Bar & Court Admissions
Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar Association
Utah State Bar
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits
Jeff Bradford represents business clients in state and federal court in various matters, including disputes regarding contracts and commercial transactions, duties of directors and officers, shareholder rights, business torts, and professional malpractice. Additionally, he has experience representing businesses in arbitration and mediation. Jeff works regularly both with small, local businesses and national corporations, guiding them through disputes as well as advising them on preventative best practices. He also represents nonprofit clients in litigation and private dispute resolution.
Before attending law school, Jeff was manager of training services for BrainStorm, Inc., a Utah-based software training company.
Jeff and his wife, Laurel, grew up in the Portland area and moved back after school and work took them out of state. Laurel works as a pediatrician for The Children’s Clinic, based out of Tualatin. Jeff enjoys watching and playing football, waterskiing, and spending time with his growing family. Although they root against each other when their alma maters play, Jeff and Laurel were able to come together during their time in Ann Arbor to root for the Wolverines.
Commercial Farm Manager
Winning an arbitration award, including attorney fees, on contract claims brought by a farm management company against the farm’s owners, following a six-day arbitration hearing.
Obtaining an arbitration award, including attorney fees, on contract claims brought by a local landlord against a commercial tenant.
Securing an arbitration award, including attorney fees, on contract claims brought by a national distribution company against a construction company.
Defending a national franchise company in federal court and working as part of a team that obtained summary judgment on claims brought by an out-of-state franchise owner.
Prevailing in a bench trial for a Portland-based nonprofit organization asserting claims against both local and state agencies, including attorney fees.
Tonkon Torp has secured an award of $647k for a cannabis farm management company based on its work in 2017. 2017 was the first year a large number of outdoor cannabis farms were licensed by the OLCC. This combined with favorable weather conditions resulted in a record bumper crop, and the wholesale price of sungrown cannabis dropped by more than half.
Community Involvement & Activities
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Treasurer, Board of Directors, Oregon Chapter
Litigation Section, Member
Former Executive Secretary, Operations Committee 2013–2015
Former Chair, Student Chapters Board, 2012-2013
Portland Business Alliance
Leadership Portland Class of 2019
Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter
Former Member, Board of Directors
Ypsilanti High School (Michigan)
2010–2013, Mock Trial Coach
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
2008–2010, Volunteer Big Brother
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2003–2005, Volunteer Representative in Auckland, New Zealand
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Seventeen Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 18 practice groups have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2024 Ones to Watch directory. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is a peer-review honor that acknowledges the professional excellence of attorneys who have been in private practice for less than 10 years.
Thirty-nine Tonkon Torp attorneys in 12 practice areas have been included in the 2023 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.
Sixteen Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 16 practice groups have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Ones to Watch directory.
Thirty-one Tonkon Torp attorneys in 11 practice areas have been included in the 2022 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
Tonkon Torp has launched a new practice group, Shareholder Disputes & Governance.
Publications & Presentations
“Venue” Chapter, Oregon Civil Pleading and Litigation (2020 Edition), Oregon State Bar
“Contract Boilerplate and Oregon Common Law,” OSB Business Law Section, Annual Seminar, November 2015