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Contact Dennis

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

Dennis P. Rawlinson

Firm Chair, Litigation Department Chair, Partner

Professional Activities

  • President, Oregon State Bar (2006) 
  • Member of the Council (Board of Directors) of the Section of Litigation of the ABA (2010-present) 
  • Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Litigation—Banking & Finance, Litigation—Construction, Litigation—Corporate Governance, Litigation—Labor & Employment, Litigation—Real Estate (2005-present)
  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2006-present)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine (2006-present)
    • Top 10 Oregon Super Lawyers (2013, 2014)
    • Top 50 Oregon Super Lawyers (2006-2011, 2013-2015)
  • Received "Leadership in Law" award from the Daily Journal of Commerce (2011) 
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (2006-present) 
  • Chair, ABA Section of Litigation Committee on National Institutes (2008-2010) 
  • Chair, ABA Section of Litigation, Credit Crisis National Institutes (2009-2010) 
  • One of two Managing Directors, ABA Section of Litigation (2015-2016)
  • Division director, ABA Section of Litigation (2006-2008; 2009-2011)
  • Cochair, ABA Section of Litigation Trial Evidence Committee (2003-2006) 
  • Award of Excellence, ABA Section of Litigation (Chair, Trial Evidence Committee (2006)) 
  • Member, OSB Board of Governors (2002-2006) 
  • Chair, OSB Litigation Institute and Retreat (1993-present) 
  • Cochair, ABA Commercial and Business Litigation Committee (2000-2003) 
  • Award of Excellence, ABA Section of Litigation (Chair, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee (2000-2003)) 
  • Chair, Multnomah Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee (1997-2000) 
  • Chair and Executive Committee Member, OSB Litigation Section (1992-present) 
  • Managing Editor and Columnist, OSB Litigation Journal (1992-present) 
  • Managing Editor and Columnist, ABA Trial Evidence Journal (2004-2006) 
  • Managing Editor and Columnist, ABA Commercial and Business Litigation (1998-2003) 
  • Multnomah County Bar Association Service Award (2000) 
  • Columnist, ABA Commercial and Business Litigation Newsletter (1998-2003) 
  • Managing Editor, OSB Oregon Commercial Practice Manual (1988-1995) 
  • Cochair, ABA Civil Discovery Standards Task Force (1997-2000) 
  • Member, ABA Civil Trial Standards Task Force (1996-1997) 
  • Board and Executive Committee Member, U.S. District Court Historical Society (1997-2000) 
  • Master, Owen M. Panner American Inns of Court (1997-present) 
  • Member, OSB Strategic Planning Committee (1998-2000) 
  • Member, OSB House of Delegates (1999-2006) 
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Client review Rated Lawyer of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0  
  • Planner and moderator for Professionalism Committee panel programs featuring federal and state judges and professionalism award recipients (2009-2016)
  • Executive Committee, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP (2008-present)
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2005-present)
  • Chair, Finance and Financial Institutions Department, Miller Nash LLP (2006-2012)
  • Chair, Litigation Department, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP (1999-2005; 2013-present)

Civic Activities

  • Chair, Executive Committee, and Board Member, Portland Business Alliance 
  • Founding Board Member, Greater Portland, Inc. 
  • Former Chair and Present Executive Committee and Board Member, First Growth Children and Families Charities dba Classic Wine Auction Board 
  • Board Member and Bylaw and Governance Committee member, Portland Art Museum 
  • Board Member, "Ethics Committee" Co-Chair and Member, Oregon Independent College Foundation 
  • Former President and Director, Arlington Club 
  • Former President and Trustee, Multnomah Athletic Club 
  • Former President and Director, Rotary Club of Portland 
  • Former President and Director, Portland Opera Association 
  • Advisory Member, Board of Directors, Jubitz Corporation 
  • Former Chair, Rose Garden Handicapped Children's Park (Washington Park)  

Personal Activities

Denny is a former boxer and marathon runner (Boston 1988) and also enjoys wine collecting, whitewater rafting, and backpacking.