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 United States Constitution
  • Challenges to local, state and federal regulations under the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States 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 United States 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 United States Constitution