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Marc A. Johnston

Marc A. Johnston

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR
Personal Injury, Insurance, Civil Litigation
200 SW Market St, Suite 1900, Portland, OR 97201

    About Marc A. Johnston

    Practice Areas
    • Personal Injury
    • Insurance
    • Civil Litigation
    • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 2005
      • Honors: cum laude
      • Honors: National Legal Writing Competition Winner (unanimous selection) – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of ABA
      • Honors: National Moot Court Team Member 2003-05 (Trained by current WA Supreme Court Justice)
      • Honors: Presented Moot Court Oral Arguments in front of Washington Supreme Court (twice), Montana and Washington Federal District Courts, and Washington State Court of Appeals (twice)
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    • Eastern Washington University, 2000
      • Major: Business Management/Marketing
    • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
    Representative Cases
    • Sierra Pacific Investment Corp. v. Unigard. Represented insurer in complex, multi-party environmental contamination litigation, negotiating multiple settlement agreements on behalf of insurer.
    • Panco v. Air Control, Inc. Represented contractor seeking insurance coverage for construction defect claims, and defended the underlying construction defect claims filed against contractor.
    • Mani v. Yarpezeshkan and Laffer. Represented multiple physicians in multi-million dollar business fraud case which settled immediately before the reading of the jury verdict.
    • VanDehey v. Allstate. Represent insured client in appeal to the Ninth Circuit regarding an insurance coverage dispute over the interpretation of the insurance policy.


    Bar Admissions
    • Oregon
    Other Affiliations
    • Oregon LRAP (Law School Loan Repayment Assistance Program), 2010 - Present (Representative)
    • Oregon State Bar Mentoring Taskforce, 2010 - Present
    • Oregon New Lawyers Division, 2009 - Present (Board Member)
    • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present (Member)
    • Gonzaga Alumni Committee, 2006 - Present (Sports Director of Portland Chapter)
    • Chair, Member Services Committee, Oregon New Lawyers Division, 2006 - 2009
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and Litigation Section of ABA, 2003 - Present (Member)
    • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
    • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
    • Reed College Mock Trial Program, 2006 - 2009 (Head Coach)
    • Oregon New Lawyer Division (Board Member)
    Past Positions
    • Johnston Law Firm, Managing Attorney, October 1, 2009 - Present
    • Hiefield Foster and Glascock, Attorney, July 1, 2009 - October 1, 2009
    • Prange Law Group, Attorney, September 1, 2006 - July 1, 2009
    • Parsons Farnell & Grein, Oregon, 2005 - 2006
    • Thorsnes, Bartolotta & McGuire, San Diego, California, - 2004
    • Washington State Legislature, Legislative Assistant to Representatives Jeff Gombosky & Alex Wood, June 1, 2000 - September 1, 2001


    Published Works
    • Case Note, Bailey v. Lewis Farms: Cause of Action Against Prior Owner of Automobile for Failure to Maintain Marc Johnston (October 2007)., Marc Johnston, October , 2007
    • The Supreme Court’s New Take on Punitive Damages in State Farm v. Cambell: Criticism and Strategies for Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Navigating the New Rules, Marc A. Johnston, 39 TORT TRIAL AND INSURANCE PRACTICE L.J., 1093 (2004) (winner of Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section national writing competition).
    • The Illusion of Insurance, Client Briefing and Newsletter, Parsons Farnell & Grein, (Summer 2006).

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