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Shelly Damore

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For the past 12 years, Shelly Damore has managed a caseload of complex civil litigation files, handling all aspects of the defense from the filing of the complaint through to trial or settlement. Shelly has acted as the lead trial lawyer in multiple civil trials, including trials in Oregon and Washington state courts and has successfully tried multiple civil cases to jury verdicts in Oregon and Washington courts.

Shelly assists clients with a wide array of litigation matters, including employment and discrimination, construction defect litigation, insurance coverage, personal injury, trucking and motor vehicle torts, commercial general liability, and business disputes.  Shelly provides advice and counsel to business clients on best employment practices, including paid leave requirements, FMLA, noncompete, and non-solicitation agreements, as well as practices to avoid potential retaliation and discrimination claims.  She represents clients against BOLI complaints filed in discrimination cases, wage and hour violations, and other types of employment related claims. Shelly has experience in both Washington and Oregon state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court in Portland and the Western District of Washington federal courts.
Shelly received her B.A. from Northern Arizona University (Dean’s List) and earned her J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.  Shelly was listed as an Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2008 to 2013. In 2010, she was a Fellow to the Oregon State Bar Leadership College. She also served as a Planning Commission Member for the City of Camas from 2007-2011.
Outside of the office, you can find Shelly competing in marathons and triathlons, reading biographies, or spending time with her two children.

Education & Admissions

  • B.A., Northern Arizona University, 1998
  • J.D., Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law, 2002

  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


Memberships & Activities

  • City of Camas Planning Commission (2007-2011)
  • Oregon State Bar Leadership College, Fellow (2010)
  • United States District Court of Oregon, (2003)
  • Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Clark County Bar Association, Western District of Washington
  • Washington State Bar
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Awards and Honors

  • 2008-2016 Super Lawyers Rising Star 




Practice Overview

Courts appeared in:

  • Multnomah County
  • Washington County
  • Clackamas County
  • Columbia County
  • US District Court, Portland, Oregon
  • Lane County
  • Linn County
  • Deschutes County
  • Umatilla County
  • Klamath County
  • Snohomish County
  • Jefferson County
  • Clatsop County
  • Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)
  • Clark County
  • Cowlitz County
  • Chelan County
  • Pierce County

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