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Sophia von Bergen

My approach to providing exceptional service involves collaboration with clients to ensure my advice is practical and meets their goals. I am responsive, thorough, and personable, and I enjoy getting to know my clients. Quotation mark
Sophia von Bergen
Sophia von Bergen
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About Sophie

Sophie von Bergen is a member of the firm’s litigation practice team and has experience representing clients in all phases of litigation, with a focus on complex litigation matters and business disputes. Before joining Miller Nash, Sophie practiced at a Portland law firm where she represented clients in commercial litigation matters, including complex cases. During law school, Sophie was a judicial extern to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon where she researched and drafted opinions in civil cases. She also advised businesses at the Small Business Legal Clinic on transactional matters, including on intellectual property issues. Sophie has also co-authored a chapter on issues of gender and politics in developing countries and Lewis & Clark Law Review published her Note on causes of action against companies engaged in “greenwashing.”

Services

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, summa cum laude, 2020
    • Articles Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review
    • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
    • Best Oral Advocate, First Year Moot Court Competition, 2018
    • Outstanding Student Mentee Award, 2018
  • B.A., Occidental College, cum laude, politics, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2020

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2020

Activities

Professional Plus
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
    • Young Lawyers Section, CLE Committee, 2021-present
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Member
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • ACLU of Oregon, Intake Volunteer, 2016
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
Civic Plus
  • Occidental College, Portland Alumni Representative, 2017
  • Forward Stride, Volunteer, 2016-2017

Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Portland, OR)
    • Commercial Litigation, 2022

Insights from Sophie

  • “Applying to & Navigating Law School and How to Use Law for Social Justice. An Oxy Alumni Panel,” Occidental College, The Matrix: Conversations & Transformations, panelist (Sept. 2021)
  • “Women’s Gains and Men’s Losses: Zero-Sum Approaches to Gender Policy in the Anglophone Caribbean,” Fourth Annual European Conference on Politics & Gender, Uppsala, Sweden (June 2016) (with Jennifer Piscopo)
Collaborations

Outside the Office

Born and raised in Portland, Sophie enjoys riding horses and training for Hunter/Jumper competitions in the Northwest. She also plays tennis, is an avid crossword puzzler, and attempts to train her cat, Smokey.