Jeff Bradford

Jeff Bradford

Partner

503.802.5724
jeff.bradford@tonkon.com

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Education

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.

Representative Matters

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.

Commercial Tenant

Obtaining an arbitration award, including attorney fees, on contract claims brought by a local landlord against a commercial tenant.

Construction Company

Securing an arbitration award, including attorney fees, on contract claims brought by a national distribution company against a construction company.

National Franchise

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.

Nonprofit Organization

Prevailing in a bench trial for a Portland-based nonprofit organization asserting claims against both local and state agencies, including attorney fees.

Tonkon Torp Wins Arbitration for Cannabis Farm Manager

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
Member

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


Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

The Best Lawyers in America

2021-2023, Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation

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Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

2020-Present, Member

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Super Lawyers

2019-2022, Oregon Rising Star – Business Litigation

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Best Lawyers in America® Names 16 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2023 Ones to Watch List

Sixteen Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 16 practice groups have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Ones to Watch directory.

31 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2022 Super Lawyers Lists

Thirty-one Tonkon Torp attorneys in 11 practice areas have been included in the 2022 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Tonkon Torp Unveils Shareholder Disputes & Governance Practice Group

Tonkon Torp has launched a new practice group, Shareholder Disputes & Governance.

Best Lawyers in America® Names 13 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2022 Ones to Watch List

Thirteen Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 13 practice groups have been selected to appear in Best Lawyers’ 2022 Ones to Watch directory.

26 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2021 Super Lawyers Lists

Twenty-six Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas have been included in the 2021 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.

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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