Randy Arthur has practiced law as a civil litigation attorney for more than 36 years, providing clients with professional advice and guidance in high-profile and high-stakes corporate litigation and dispute resolution. He brings extensive litigation experience helping clients resolve disputes concerning surety and fidelity bonds, insurance coverage, professional liability, and malpractice claims, as well as commercial contracts. Businesses, corporations and insurance companies often turn to him when they have a contract-based dispute. Working mostly on the defense side, Randy has also prosecuted commercial litigation matters and brings the valuable perspective of having been on both sides of the table.
When a case referral comes in, Randy examines all the pieces to find the thread or fact that may have been overlooked to help advance his client’s position. Given his level of experience and legal acumen, he has a keen ability to listen, observe and pay attention to detail in order to discern and simplify a complex situation and to marshal facts and arguments to reach a successful resolution.
- Oregon, 1985
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
- Hofstra University, School of Law – J.D., with distinction, 1985
- University of California, Berkeley – M.S.W., 1983
- Occidental College – A.B., Psychology, 1977
A LONG HISTORY OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Randy started his career with the Portland Public Schools, in Portland, Oregon, as a Child Development Specialist; serving students and families in diverse socio-economic areas. When he observed parents seeking out legal counsel to place their special needs students in special programs, he saw how impactful lawyers could be, which piqued his interest in joining the legal profession.
Throughout his career, Randy has actively served on and provided leadership to boards and commissions relating to governance, city and/or homeowners association (HOA) issues. Public service runs in Randy’s family. He finds it a rewarding experience and enjoys interacting with people to address and solve problems, to enhance community relationships between competing interests, and to develop policy solutions that afford fair outcomes. He presently serves as a Commissioner and Vice-Chair on the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon Development Review Commission. Previously, he served as a Commissioner and as Chair of the Lake Oswego Planning Commission and Commission for Citizen Involvement. Additionally, he recently completed his service as an Executive Committee member and Past Chair of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Diversity Section, as well as having previously served as President of the Oregon Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI).