Marianne M. Ghim

Shareholder, Portland Office

Direct Dial: 503.499.4632
Fax: 503.295.0915

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1992
  • Washington, 1992
  • Idaho, 2004

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho


  • Willamette University, College of Law - J.D., 1991
  • University of Oregon - B.A., 1987

Practice Experience

Marianne Ghim represents insurance carriers in first and third-party coverage disputes across multiple lines, including homeowners, commercial property, commercial general liability and other commercial lines. Marianne provides coverage opinions, advice and counseling regarding extracontractual exposures as well as defense of lawsuits arising from the same.

With admissions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho state and federal courts, she manages cases involving a broad range of business related issues:

  • Collapse
  • Fire loss
  • Employee dishonesty
  • Claimant fraud
  • Pollution coverage
  • Additional insured coverage
  • Construction defect coverage
  • Business interruption loss

Her experience brings clients a balanced approach to resolution of claims from investigation to mediation and arbitration and vigorous defense at trial when the courtroom is the best option.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute (Member, Insurance Law Committee)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, Oregon Chapter)
  • Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (Volunteer)
  • Multnomah Bar Association (Member)
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (Volunteer Attorney)
  • Oregon State Bar (Member, Board of Bar Examiners, 2008-2011)
  • Our House of Portland (Volunteer)
  • Portland Baroque Orchestra (Volunteer)
  • Portland Festival Ballet (Volunteer)
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic (Volunteer Attorney)
  • Stumptown Comics Fest (Volunteer)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Volunteer, Portland VA Medical Center)
  • Wordstock (Volunteer)

Awards and Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™, Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Publications and Presentations