Randy L. Arthur

Of Counsel, Portland Office

Direct Dial: 503.499.4476
Fax: 503.295.0915
randy.arthur@bullivant.com



Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1985

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Education

  • Hofstra University, School of Law - J.D., with distinction, 1985
  • University of California, Berkeley - M.S.W., 1983
  • Occidental College - A.B., Psychology, 1977

Practice Experience

Randy Arthur is an experienced litigation attorney whose practice focuses on professional advice, complex litigation, and dispute resolution relating to insurance coverage, professional liability matters, and commercial contracts.

Randy represents property and liability insurance carriers as insurance coverage counsel. He represents clients as defense counsel in claims resulting from catastrophic events, professional liability matters, and "bad faith" allegations. Randy also represents clients regarding commercial contract issues.

Randy is active in the community, serving as 2014-2016 Chair of the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon Planning Commission and Commission on Citizen Involvement, on which he continues to serve as a Commissioner. Additionally, he is a current member and 2017 Chair-Elect of the Executive Committee for the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Diversity Section, as well as having recently served as President of the Oregon Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI).

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Oregon State Bar (Member, Diversity Section Executive Committee, 2010-Present; Chair-Elect, Diversity Section, Executive Committee, 2017; Secretary, Diversity Section Executive Committee, 2013; Treasurer, Diversity Section Executive Committee, 2012; Member, Business Litigation Section; Member, Litigation Section)
  • City of Lake Oswego Planning Commission / Commission for Citizen Involvement (CCI) (Commissioner, 2012-Present; Chair, 2014-2016; Vice-Chair, 2013-2014)
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI), Oregon Chapter (Board of Directors, 2009-2012; President, 2012; President-Elect, 2011; Board Liaison, Education Committee, 2009-2010; Chair, Membership Committee, 2008-2009)
  • Royal Rosarians (2002-Present)
  • Forest Heights Homeowners Association, Inc. (President, Board of Directors, 2007-2008; Chair, Policy Oversight Committee, 2004, 2006-2007; President, Board of Directors & Chair, Steering Committee, 2002-2003; Chair, Advisory Board, 2000-2002)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon (Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Anna J. Brown, 2000-2001)
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society (Member, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 2002-2004)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section; Member, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Member, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • Multnomah Bar Association (Member, Court Liaison Committee, 2001-2003; President, Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1994-1995)
  • Multnomah County Law Library (Member, Board of Directors, 2002-2007; Chair, Finance Committee, 2004-2007)
  • Northwest Heights Neighborhood Association (President, Board of Directors, 1999-2000)
  • St. Andrews Legal Clinic (Volunteer Attorney, 1988-1995)
  • City Club of Portland (Member, Membership Committee, 1989-1994)
  • Portland Public Schools (Child Development Specialist, 1990)
  • Hofstra University School of Law (Articles Editor, Hofstra Labor Law Journal, 1985; Hofstra Law Fellow, Legal Research and Writing, 1985)

Awards and Honors

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

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, "Lake Oswego Planning Commission Accomplishments and Proposed Goals," Lake Oswego, Oregon, Boards and Commissions Summit (2015 and 2016)
  • Speaker, "Lake Oswego Planning Commission Projects and Goals for 2015," Lake Oswego Mayor and Neighborhood Association Chairs Forum (2014)
  • Oregon Chapter Author, "The Law of Lawyers' Liability: State by State," American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Section Professional Liability Litigation Committee (2012)
  • Panelist, "Current Trends and Best Practices for Community Associations," Community Associations Institute (CAI) Oregon Chapter Kick-off Event (2011)
  • Oregon Chapter Author, "50 State Survey of Legal Malpractice Law," American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Section Professional Liability Litigation Committee (2009; 2010 & 2011 Revisions)
  • Speaker, "‘2008 Community Association of the Year Award' in the ‘Large Community Category' for the Forest Heights Homeowners Association," Community Associations Institute (CAI) Oregon Chapter (2008)
  • Speaker & Co-Author, "Dancing with the ‘Solvent' Principal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Western States Surety Conference (WSSC) (2007)
  • Washington, Alaska & Montana Chapter Author, "The Quick Reference Guide to Western States Surety Law," Western States Surety Conference (WSSC) (2007)
  • Speaker & Co-Author, "Contract Notice, Protest, and Formal Claims Procedures: A Potential Trap for the Unwary!" Western States Surety Conference (WSSC) (2006)
  • Oregon Chapter Author, "Performance Bond Manual," American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) (2006)
  • Speaker & Co-Author, "Tag, You're It! Can the Surety Shift the Loss or Enhance Recovery by Accessing the Principal's Insurance?" Western States Surety Conference (WSSC) (2005)
  • Speaker & Co-Author, "Fidelity Bonds: An Overview for Surety Law Practitioners," Western States Surety Conference (WSSC) (2004)
  • Speaker & Co-Author, "Mold Claims: Are Sureties at Risk?" Western States Surety Conference (WSSC) (2003)
  • Speaker & Co-Author, "The False Claims Act: What is a 'Claim'?" Western States Surety Conference (WSSC) (2002)
  • Speaker & Co-Author, "Scope of the Payment Bond Surety's Obligation," American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Workshop (2001)
  • Co-Author, "The Role of the Insurance Underwriter in Resolving Insurance Claim Disputes," Declarations (1999)
  • Speaker & Co-Author, "Scope of the Payment Bond Surety's Obligation," American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Midyear Meeting (1998)
  • Co-Author, "Evaluation of the Defense Comparative ‘Bad Faith,'" Mealey's™ Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith (1998)
  • Co-Author, "The Role of the Insurance Underwriter in Resolving Insurance Claim Disputes," Declarations (Summer & Winter 1998)
  • Co-Author, "Defending Environmental Claims Under Property Insurance Policies," Defense Research Institute (DRI), Monograph (1998)
  • Co-Author, "Scope of the Payment Bond Surety's Obligation," American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), The Law of Payment Bonds (1998)
  • Co-Author, "Insurance Company Underwriter in Handling Claims," American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal (1996)
  • Co-Author, "Defending Environmental Claims Under Property Insurance Policies," Defense Research Institute (DRI), Monograph (1995)
  • Co-Author, "Examinations Under Oath," American Bar Association (ABA), The Brief, Vol. 23, No. 2 (1994)
  • Co-Author, "Insurance Coverage Issues," Oregon Law Institute (OLI), Environmental Deskbook: Environmental Law for General Practitioners (1994)
  • Co-Author, "A Brief History of the Financial Institution Bond," American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Financial Institution Bonds (1992)
  • Author, "Spoliation of Evidence and Potential Remedies in Product Litigation," Oregon State Bar (OSB), Litigation Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1 (1992)
  • Co-Author, "Insurance Coverage Issues," Oregon Law Institute (OLI), Environmental Deskbook: Environmental Law for General Practitioners (1991)
  • Co-Author, "Property Insurance: No Solution for Pollution," Boston College, Environmental Affairs Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 2 (1990)
  • Co-Author, "New Thoughts on Property Insurance," American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1 (1990)
  • Co-Author, "Is There Property Insurance Coverage for Contamination Losses?" Defense Research Institute (DRI), Monograph: Insurance Claims for Pollution and Contamination Losses, Vol. 1988, No. 4 (1988)
  • Author, "The 1982 New York Legal Aid Strike: Ethical Implications," Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1985)