Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

Tonkon Torp’s attorneys litigate complex issues of constitutional law on behalf of businesses and individuals. Many of our litigators also handle pro bono civil rights and civil liberties litigation as cooperating attorneys for the ACLU Foundation of Oregon, Inc. and the CLiF Project.

Our constitutional law and civil rights work includes:

  • Challenges to state and local regulation under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution
  • Challenges to local, state, and federal regulations under the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  • Claims for compensation under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment and the Oregon Constitution
  • Claims and defenses based on federal preemption of state and local law under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution
  • Employment and contractor claims arising under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Oregon Constitution and federal and state civil rights statutes
  • Claims for violations of individuals’ rights under the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

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Litigation Paralegal
Amanda
Ulrich
503.802.2106
amanda.ulrich@tonkon.com
Of Counsel
Joseph
Voboril
503.802.2009
joe.voboril@tonkon.com
Associate
Alexandria
Wagner-Jakubiak
503.802.5748
alexandria.wagner@tonkon.com
Labor & Employment Paralegal
Caryl
Walker
503.802.2105
caryl.walker@tonkon.com
Of Counsel
Michele
Wasson
503.802.2111
michele.wasson@tonkon.com
3549
Partner
Frank
Weiss
503.802.2051
frank.weiss@tonkon.com
3503, 3539, 3541, 3545, 3547, 3551
Partner
Steven
Wilker
503.802.2040
steven.wilker@tonkon.com
Partner
Michael
Willes
503.802.5737
michael.willes@tonkon.com
Associate
Lindsay
Willson
503.802.5751
lindsay.willson@tonkon.com
Partner
Jeffrey
Woodcox
503.802.2039
jeffrey.woodcox@tonkon.com
Partner
Zachary
Wright
503.802.2041
zach.wright@tonkon.com
Immigration Paralegal
Roger
Wykes
503.802.2096
roger.wykes@tonkon.com

Tonkon Torp Wins Again in Ongoing Defense of Oregon State Bar

Tonkon Torp celebrates another victory for the Oregon State Bar in the ongoing challenge presented in Gruber v. Oregon State Bar and Crowe v. Oregon State Bar. At question in both cases is whether compulsory membership in the Oregon State Bar violates individual rights to free speech and free association under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution

Tonkon Torp Obtains Oregon Supreme Court Victory for ACLU

Tonkon Torp attorneys Steven Wilker, Sarah Einowski and Gwen Griffith, working on behalf of the ACLU of Oregon, won a large victory in the Oregon Supreme Court that strengthens the public’s right to records. Find details and more featured cases here.

Steven Wilker Brings ACLU Case to Oregon Supreme Court

Steven Wilker recently presented arguments to the Oregon Supreme Court on behalf of the ACLU of Oregon. At issue is the ACLU’s request for the release of public records from the City of Eugene relating to an incident in 2008 in which a Eugene police officer twice “tased” protestor Ian Van Ornum while he was prone on the ground at an anti-pesticide rally.

Balancing Free Speech and Presidential Security – Wilker Argues at the U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment Issue

On March 26, 2014, Tonkon Torp litigator Steven Wilker argued at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the ACLU of Oregon in Wood v. Moss, a political viewpoint discrimination case. Find details and more featured cases here.

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