Stephanie Grant

Stephanie Grant

Associate

503.802.5736
stephanie.grant@tonkon.com

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Education

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 an associate in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department. She represents entities and individuals in a range of complex litigation matters including contract disputes, product liability claims, and intellectual property disputes. Stephanie works closely with clients to develop a thorough understanding of their businesses and goals, providing strategic and right-sized advocacy.

Stephanie graduated first in her class from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she was an Associate Editor of Environmental Law. While a law student, Stephanie worked as a summer associate at Tonkon Torp and as a law clerk with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, she served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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 the Executive Director.

Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, supporting the Portland Timbers, and trying to master her mom’s Korean comfort food recipes. She serves on the board of Girls Build, a nonprofit inspiring curiosity and confidence in girls and women through programming focused on construction skills.

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.

The Ramos Project

In April 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down non-unanimous jury convictions in criminal cases in Ramos v. Louisiana. A shameful carryover from the Jim Crow era, Louisiana and Oregon were the last two states that allowed non-unanimous criminal convictions when as many as two jurors believed a defendant was innocent. Overnight, more than 260 cases in Oregon became eligible to seek post-conviction relief for unconstitutional non-unanimous convictions. Housed in the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) at Lewis & Clark Law School, the Ramos Project is a statewide pro-bono initiative providing legal assistance to those seeking redress.

Community Involvement & Activities

Girls Build
Member, Board of Directors

Campaign for Equal Justice
Past Member, Associates Committee


Professional Memberships

Federal Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association

The Best Lawyers in America

2022-2023, Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation
2022-2023, Ones to Watch – Litigation – Intellectual Property
2022-2023, Ones to Watch – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

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Super Lawyers

2022, Oregon Rising Star – Civil Litigation Defense

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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

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.

Tonkon Torp Litigators Share Expertise in Oregon Civil Pleading and Litigation Publication

Tonkon Torp litigators have contributed their expertise to a new treatise on civil litigation practice, Oregon Civil Pleading and Litigation.

Stephanie Grant Leads CEJ Fundraising Effort

In her capacity as a member of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) Associate’s Committee, Stephanie Grant helped to promote CEJ’s Party Under the Stars fundraising raffle. Party Under the Stars (CEJ’s new/young lawyer event) was held on September 17.

All News Items

Portland’s Neighborhood Associations Going Strong After 40 Years

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.

Portland General Electric Wants to Electrify Your Commute

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