John Carley

Associate, Portland Office

Direct Dial: 503.499.4538

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2015
  • New Jersey, 2017

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2016


  • University of Oregon, School of Law - J.D., 2014
  • University of Southern California - B.A. in History, magna cum laude, 2011

Practice Experience

John Carley is a member of the firm's casualty litigation practice where he defends clients in complex civil litigation matters including personal injury, premises liability, construction defect, wrongful death, product liability, and catastrophic injury cases.

Before joining Bullivant, John served as the primary associate attorney assisting in the defense of a prominent glass manufacturing company in a multi-million dollar class-action lawsuit. In separate, related litigation, he gathered facts from tens of thousands of documents needed to develop complaint filed on behalf of glass manufacturer against state agencies and the Governor's Office. In both cases, John had exclusive responsibility for third-party discovery, which involved drafting and issuing more than forty subpoenas to local, state, and federal agencies and other companies, which generated hundreds of thousands of responsive documents.

John has also advised and assisted several startups on matters including choice of entity and entity formation, licensing, trademark registration, raising capital, changes in ownership, corporate governance issues, and amending operating agreements.

John received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from the University of Southern California. During law school, John served as a Managing Editor for the Oregon Review of International Law.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Multnomah Bar Association (Member, 2015-Present)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (Member, 2020-Present)

Outside the Firm

Outside of the office, John enjoys following the USC Trojans athletics, running, travel, and spending time with friends and family.

John was a student-athlete at the University of Southern California, finishing his career as the fourth fastest 5,000-meter runner in USC history.