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Contact Vanessa

3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2328

Vanessa L. Triplett


Vanessa Triplett is a member of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's construction team. Her practice focuses on construction defect litigation, real estate disputes, ADA defense, and commercial construction contract drafting. She is experienced representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Vanessa graduated from the University of Michigan Law School where she served as executive editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. Prior to law school, Vanessa graduated magna cum laude from the University of California Santa Barbara where she received the Academic Achievement Award for achieving the highest GPA in her major.

Representative Experience

Vanessa represents local and national corporations, as well as school districts, handling construction defect and scheduling claims against contractors who perform defective or untimely work on projects that range from small scale buildings to multimillion-dollar commercial structures. The work involves analyzing building contracts, determining causation, allocating fault, and advising on recovery methods. 
Vanessa represents several restaurant chains defending against Americans with Disabilities Act claims filed by serial ADA litigants who target businesses throughout California, Oregon, and Washington. As part of this work, she advises on ways to reduce the likelihood of ADA claims, engage in remediation, and facilitate cost-effective dispute resolution.
Vanessa drafts and negotiates construction contracts for owners, architects, and contractors for the development of commercial and residential properties in Oregon. Her experience in construction defect litigation enables her to draft these contracts with an eye towards anticipating and preparing for potential disputes.
Vanessa represents real estate brokerage firms defending brokers in residential property transactions involving sales that have gone awry. She also advises on pre-dispute strategies to mitigate risk and limit legal exposure.