David A. Hilgemann

Of Counsel

Area of practice: Business & Corporate Law, Civil Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration, Real Estate Transactions & Development


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I learned far more about resolving interpersonal conflicts by coaching youth sports than I ever learned in law school.

My deep appreciation of community and commitment to the development of long-term relationships is unique in a profession where brief attorney-client engagements are common. I pride myself on having developed a strong relationship with other professionals whose experience I bring to bear to assist in the collegial approach to dispute resolution and litigation.

Education and Admissions:
Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1972
Northern State University, B.A., 1969
Oregon State Bar, 1972
United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 1973
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1979
United States Supreme Court, 2005

Professional Distinctions and Affiliations:
Marion County Bar Association, President, 1983,
Board of Directors, 1979-1982
Marion County Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Member
OSB - Fee Arbitration Panel, 1978-present
Marion County Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee, 1994-2012
Marion County Courts, Arbitration Panel, Member, 1997-present, Arbitrator in Real Estate, Torts, Construction, and Commercial Litigation cases
Arbitration Service of Portland, 1989-present, Arbitrator on Real Estate and Commercial Litigation panels
Oregon Super Lawyer for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2007
DeMuniz Award for Professionalism, 2010
Carson Award for Service to the Community, 1999
Teton Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Board of Directors, Chairperson
Chemeketa Non-Profit Housing Corporation, 1978-present
Boys & Girls Club of Marion & Polk Counties, Board of Directors, 1980-present, President, 1985
Salem Foundation, Board of Directors, 1998-2007, Chairperson, 2001-2007
YWCA of Salem, Board of Trustees, 2003-2013
Keizer Celts AAU Girls Basketball Team, Coach, 1993-2004
Independent arbitration and mediation service for real estate, commercial litigation, tort, UM, and insurance cases.

Representative Cases:
Taylor v. Ramsey-Gerding, et. al, 345 Or 403 (2008)
Cavanaugh v. Abbott Laboratories, et. al