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Stacey A. Martinson

Stacey A. Martinson
Stacey A. Martinson
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About Stacey

Stacey, an experienced trial lawyer, focuses her practice on construction, insurance recovery, and specialized areas of litigation. On behalf of private owners/developers, general contractors, and subcontractors, Stacey handles a wide array of transactional, claims and disputes related to all aspects of a project. She utilizes her litigation experience to effectively negotiate and draft EPC, design-build, construction, construction management, supply, and design contracts for clients. Over the past several years, Stacey has also developed deep experience in projects related to renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the country.

Having worked for a major insurance company for six years as a claims adjuster and underwriter, Stacey has a profound understanding of the many issues at play with insurance coverage disputes. On behalf of policyholders, she represents clients on all types of policies, including Directors & Officers, Builder’s Risk, representations & warranties, property, and business income. Additionally, Stacey has extensive experience serving clients in general business litigation matters, including product liability and personal injury disputes (plaintiff and defense).

Representative Experience

  • Insurance Recovery Plus
    • Successful settlement resolution of state court insurance coverage recovery action against multiple national and international insurers for multinational manufacturer named as a potentially responsible party in the ongoing extensive Portland Harbor cleanup. As a part of that proceeding, obtained an antisuit injunction prohibiting insurers from continuing with a duplicative action brought by them in another state seeking a declaratory judgment of no coverage. Coverage was sought for the client under insurance policies of predecessor companies that had owned the client's current Portland facility within the Portland Harbor cleanup study area.

Client Collaborations

Services

Education

  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, cum laude, 2007
    • Articles Editor, Willamette Law Review
    • Writer, Willamette Law Online
    • Writing assistant for first-year law students
  • B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, summa cum laude, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2007

Additional Information

(SITE) NW Policyholder Contributor

Activities

Professional Plus
  • Multnomah Bar Association, member
  • Oregon State Bar
    • Construction Law Section, board member
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on the Construction Industry, member
    • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, member
    • Construction Law Section, member
    • Litigation Section, member

Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion as an Oregon Super Lawyer—Rising Star, 2013-2017

Insights from Stacey

  • “We Never Stop Learning – Case Law and Statutory Update,” The Seminar Group, 25th Annual Construction Law seminar (Sept. 2020)
  • “Construction Insurance,” Oregon State Bar, Construction Law CLE (Oct. 2015)
  • “Insurance Requirements for Public Construction Contracts,” Oregon Law Institute, The Oregon Public Contracting Code CLE Presentation (May 2012)
Collaborations

Outside the Office

Stacey enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, rafting, kayaking, and spending time with her friends and family, including her toddler son. Her favorite pastime is traveling.