John E. Pollino


Area of practice: Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Mediation & Arbitration, Personal Injury, 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


GHR Response to COVID-19

In accordance with governmental guidelines and in deference to the health and safety of our clients, our team and our larger community, our attorneys and our full staff are now working together remotely to continue to provide seamless legal services. Due to our thorough business continuity planning we have long been prepared for such an event. Please be assured that we have the technological resources which guarantee the quality and continuity of our services without interruption. More importantly, our robust team of lawyers, paralegals and administrative assistants are available to continue to support you.

Perhaps most importantly, Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C. was founded on the belief that beyond the basic expectation of providing legal services at the highest level of the profession, we have a responsibility to care for our community. Now more than ever, our community needs us. We are, therefore, making a financial donation to the Salem Health Foundation to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community can continue to receive care.