John E. Pollino


Area of practice: Complex Civil Litigation, Professional Negligence Defense


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Pragmatism and strategic decision-making drive my approach to the practice of law.

Most clients have already considered conventional solutions to their disputes.  The attorney’s role is to assist clients in reaching their goals through thoughtful problem-solving in a litigation context.

Education and Admissions:
Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1992
University of Puget Sound, B.A., 1989
Oregon State Bar, 1992
Washington State Bar, 1993
United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 1993
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1993
United States District Court for Western Washington, 1995

Professional Distinctions and Affiliations:
Marion County Bar Association, President, 2007
Willamette Valley American Inns of Court
OSB Uniform Civil Jury Instruction Committee
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Club of Marion and Polk counties
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
American Board of Trial Advocates
Oregon Super Lawyers


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