Jacqueline Mitchson

Associate, Portland Office

Direct Dial: 503.499.4511
Fax: 503.295.0915

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon


  • University of Oregon, School of Law - J.D., 2014
  • Washington State University - B.A., Business Administration, cum laude; B.A., Political Science, cum laude 2011

Practice Experience

Jackie Mitchson joins the Insurance Law Group as an associate where she brings both private business and judicial clerk experience to the firm. Prior to joining Bullivant, she was a Judicial Clerk for Judge Charles D. Carlson of the Lane County Circuit Court where she conducted research and wrote memoranda on issues on the civil motions docket. She drafted orders, opinions, and judgments in civil and domestic relations cases. In business and public affairs, she has worked for municipalities and private management.

Her educational background is a rich one and spans business administration, political science, the law and hospitality. Her law school experience included work with several organizations at the University of Oregon including, the managing board of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Vice President of Marketing of Green Business Initiative Student Association, and membership on the School of Law Diversity Committee.

To gain broader exposure, she studied overseas at the Cesar Ritz Colleges in Switzerland where her business administration studies were flavored with the school's emphasis on hospitality and hotel management. She has kept those interests alive in her love of cooking, gardening and, as time allows, the mastery of sourdough bread baking. Her love of food goes beyond her own personal interests. She has volunteered with Oregon Food Bank and the Food for Lane County, Food Rescue Express.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, elected delegate
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Coverage Practice Group Chair
  • Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger, firm's team captain
  • Campaign for Equal Justice, Member of the associate's committee
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon (Volunteer, Roseburg Office, September 2015-October 2015)
  • FOOD for Lane County (Volunteer, Food Rescue Express, August 2015-October 2015)
  • Oregon Food Bank (Volunteer, Food Repack, January 2014-July 2014)

Awards and Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch (2021 - Insurance Law)

Advisories and Insights

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Speaker, "Advising Clients on Handling COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, May 2020
  • Speaker, "Now I Get It: Understanding Insured Contracts under a CGL," Society of Claim Law Associates Claim Education Conference, May 2019
  • Author, Oregon State Bar Book "Insurance Law," Chapter 1, Elements of an Insurance Policy
  • The Law of Life Insurance: Key Issues in Each State, co-author of Oregon chapter with Katherine S. Somervell
  • Speaker, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel 2018 Annual Convention, Technology in Practice Lightening Round - Admissibility of Social Media Evidence under the Federal Rules