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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.224.5858

Peter C. Richter


A partner since 1978, Peter C. Richter has helped hundreds of clients resolve their legal problems through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and primarily jury trials.

His cases have involved numerous legal issues in contracts, business, and tort law, including construction, securities, antitrust, probate and trust, real estate, insurance, personal injury, franchise, banking, partnership, creditors’ rights, labor, land use, and timber law.

Peter was named one of Oregon’s ten best litigators by the National Law Journal and was selected for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Association of Defense Counsel.  

Additionally, Peter has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law, and he has been named in Chambers America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in litigation for 12 years.

Representative Experience

Recovered in excess of $7 million for contract purchasers of real estate, moorages, and marinas. Successful jury verdicts in Oregon and Washington.
Recovered in excess of $2 million for furniture manufacturer and retailer. Successful jury verdict.
Successful claim regarding sale of interests in real estate as constituting securities.
Successful defense of partners in alleged breach of partnership agreement involving in excess of $30 million.
Recovered $15 million in breach-of-contract, successor liability, fraudulent transfer, and corporate piercing action arising out of sale of business. Settled after eight days of jury trial in federal court.