John Carley defends clients in complex civil litigation matters primarily involving personal and catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims related to premises or product liability. He also brings significant experience assisting on construction defect and eminent domain cases. John’s strong analytical skillset and early courtroom experience prove helpful in sifting through and putting together all the pieces of the puzzle in complicated cases. His work representing clients in high-stakes lawsuits and background as a college athlete serve him well in working as part of a team and interacting with different parties across the table to arrive at a resolution that works for everyone.
John has also assisted several startups with choice of entity and entity formation, licensing, trademark registration, raising capital, changes in ownership, corporate governance issues, and amending operating agreements. During law school, John worked at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Complex Litigation Section and served as an extern for the Los Angeles Superior Court. He was also a Managing Editor for the Oregon Review of International Law.
- Washington, 2022
- Oregon, 2015
- New Jersey, 2017
- 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
- Multnomah Bar Association (Member, 2015-Present)
- Oregon Women Lawyers (Member, 2020-Present)
- Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court (Member, 2021-Present)
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
- Co-presenter, “Redistricting in Oregon,” Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court, January Pupilage Group, January 2022
- Served as the lead associate attorney assisting in the defense of a prominent glass manufacturing company in a multi-million-dollar class-action lawsuit.
- In separate, related litigation gathered facts from tens of thousands of documents needed to develop a complaint filed on behalf of the glass manufacturer against state agencies and the Oregon Governor’s Office.
FROM COLLEGE ATHLETE TO LIFELONG RUNNER
John started running in middle school and it became a passion. He went on to join the University of Southern California (USC) track team where in his senior year he ran the fourth fastest 5000 meter in USC’s history. John has continued running to this day with Forest Park as one of his favorite spots. He still occasionally runs races, including the Shamrock Run in Portland and Bay to Breakers in San Francisco.