Services & Industries
J.D., summa cum laude, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2015
B.S., University of North Carolina, 2007
Bar & Court Admissions
Oregon State Bar
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits
Stephanie is a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department. She represents entities and individuals in a range of complex litigation matters, including product liability defense, intellectual property disputes, and contract and ownership disputes. She has extensive experience guiding clients through cases in state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation, and administrative forums. Stephanie brings an intense curiosity to her practice, working closely with clients to understand their unique challenges and craft strategies advancing their priorities.
Stephanie supports Tonkon Torp’s diversity and inclusion work as a member of its DEI Steering Committee and serves on the board of Girls Build, a nonprofit inspiring curiosity and confidence in girls and women through skill-building in the trades. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, which typically involves a lot of eating and wandering outside with the dog.
Before joining Tonkon Torp, Stephanie served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. During law school, she worked as a summer associate at Tonkon Torp. She graduated first in her class from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she was an Associate Editor of Environmental Law.
Prior to her law career, Stephanie worked for several years in the environmental industry — both at an environmental consulting firm and at a conservation nonprofit, where she served as Executive Director.
Get to Know
Stephanie Grant first ventured to Oregon from her North Carolina home in 2012 to attend Lewis & Clark Law School. After receiving her J.D., the decision to stay was an easy one. Stephanie and her husband Aaron have settled near Portland’s only urban volcano in the Mount Tabor neighborhood, and enjoy exploring the nearby trails and parks. They are taking every opportunity they can to enjoy the four seasons of outdoor pursuits to be found in the Pacific Northwest with their dog, Dug. Some of their favorite spots have been the Sandy River delta, snowshoeing at Mt. Hood, and taking the ferry to Vancouver Island.
Product Liability Defense
Defended a product manufacturer, its parent company, and a national online retailer against product liability claims of approximately $100 million, with parties and witnesses spanning 10 U.S. jurisdictions and three countries. Ultimately resolved the matter for a small fraction of claimed damages.
Represented numerous clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in federal courts to enforce and defend trademark rights.
Intellectual Property Defense
Defended numerous clients in state and federal court against claims of trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation.
Favorably resolved multi-million damages claim brought by client’s business partner for a fraction of claimed damages, while securing for the client full ownership of the company to enable sale to a nonparty.
Confidential Investment Advisor Matter
Obtained significant monetary settlement for a Native American tribe from its former financial advisors.
Represented both plaintiffs and government defendants in cases claiming civil rights violations under federal statutory and constitutional law.
Guided clients through government investigations, including by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Community Involvement & Activities
Member, Board of Directors
Campaign for Equal Justice
Past Member, Associates Committee
Oregon State Bar Leadership Institute
Member, 2022-2023 Cohort
Federal Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected attorneys Stephanie Grant, Danny Newman, and Megan Reuther to its partnership, effective January 1, 2023.
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
Thirteen Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 13 practice groups have been selected to appear in Best Lawyers’ 2022 Ones to Watch directory.
Tonkon Torp litigators have contributed their expertise to a new treatise on civil litigation practice, Oregon Civil Pleading and Litigation.
Ear to the Ground Blog
Portland’s neighborhood associations have generated news lately, from Montavilla’s resolution resisting the City’s efforts to clear homeless camps, to controversy over whether transient persons can vote in Overlook’s meetings, and whether Eastmoreland should establish a historic district. This recent surge in discussion of neighborhood associations made me wonder: what authority do these organizations really have? The City of Portland recognizes 95 neighborhood associations, grouped into seven “district coalitions.” The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (“ONI”) publishes standards and guidelines to which the associations must adhere.
In December 2016, Portland General Electric released its “Transportation Electrification Plan.” The objectives outlined in the Plan position PGE as leader among electric utilities in embracing electric transportation. The utility’s goals include encouraging more people to choose electric transportation options, effectively integrating electric vehicles into its grid; and to making purchase and use of electric vehicles easier for consumers. PGE’s proposed initiatives range from community outreach to installing charging stations for TriMet buses and private vehicles. For example, some Portland residents may already be familiar with PGE’s “Electric Avenue” charging site downtown at World Trade Center. The utility plans to expand the concept with up to twenty more Electric Avenues by 2020.
Publications & Presentations
“Business Entities as Parties,” Chapter, Oregon Civil Pleading and Litigation (2020 Edition), Oregon State Bar
“Portland’s Neighborhood Associations Going Strong After 40 Years,” Ear to the Ground Blog, November 2017
“Practice Note – Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Oregon,” Practical Law, April 2017
“Portland General Electric Wants to Electrify Your Commute,” Ear to the Ground Blog, February 2017