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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2465

Cody J. Elliott


Cody Elliott is a litigator in the firm’s employment law and labor relations and education law practice teams. He has experience resolving a wide variety of employment and commercial disputes, including cases involving Oregon’s whistleblower statutes, federal and state discrimination statutes, and constitutional issues such as free speech, due process, and equal protection. Cody has represented clients in arbitration, mediation, administrative hearings, at trial in state and federal court, and on appeal in the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit.

Cody also has experience conducting impartial workplace investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, discrimination, retaliation, and other confidential matters. Clients look to him to conduct efficient, well-planned factual investigations, to thoroughly analyze the evidence, to provide concise written findings, and to make appropriate recommendations for improving workplace policies and procedures.

Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Cody spent more than seven years as a restaurant manager, and he enjoys using that business experience to achieve results for his clients.

Representative Experience

Represented public university in five-day trial in federal court involving claims of age discrimination, retaliation, and disability discrimination related to tenure-track continuation.
Successfully represented fire district in a civil service appeal brought by a demoted firefighter. The civil service commission initially reversed the demotion and ordered reinstatement. On appeal to the circuit court, obtained an order remanding the matter to the commission for rehearing, which resulted in the commission upholding the fire district's decision.
Obtained summary judgment for university in lawsuit asserting state-law age discrimination claims.
Represented public university in lawsuit brought by employee alleging two claims for whistleblower discrimination. Obtained summary judgment in favor of university on both claims.
Represented homeowners in week-long arbitration involving multiple construction defects related to siding, flashing, windows, roof, and retaining walls.