Joseph A. Yazbeck


Joseph A. Yazbeck, Jr.


Joe Yazbeck has decades of experience representing all sides in construction disputes, from suppliers, subcontractors, and general contractors, to public and private owners.

From his early experience as an attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through subsequent decades of private practice, Joe has built relationships throughout the Pacific Northwest construction industry and continues to represent clients in matters large and small.

Joe is known throughout the Northwest for his knowledge and expertise in federal and state procurement disputes. He represented the joint venture general contractor in one of the largest manufacturing plant disputes in Oregon, has extensive experience in all types of performance-based contracting, and has worked on infrastructure disputes ranging from bridges to complex marine construction projects.

When Joe is not in the office practicing law, you will certainly find him enjoying a round of golf with his clients and friends, rain or shine.


  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 1971
  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1974


  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington
  • State of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Membership and Activities

  • National Utility Contractors Association (NWUCA) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Associate Board Member
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon

Awards and Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Construction, 2020-2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Attorney


  • “Proving and Defending Claims on Construction Projects,” Construction Law in Oregon (Oregon State Bar, Legal Publications, 2011)


Best Lawyers® Recognizes Seven Jordan Ramis Attorneys for 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®

August 18, 2022

Jordan Ramis PC is thrilled to have seven of our own attorneys recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.


U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Recognizes Nine Jordan Ramis PC Attorneys and Russell D. Garrett as “Lawyer of the Year”

August 25, 2021

Jordan Ramis PC is pleased to announce that Russell D. Garrett has been awarded “Lawyer of the Year” and eight additional Jordan Ramis attorneys have been ranked in the 2022 Best Lawyers® guide.


Best Lawyers® Ranks Nine Jordan Ramis PC Attorneys

August 20, 2020

Jordan Ramis PC is pleased to announce that nine lawyers across the firm’s three office branches and various practice areas have been ranked in the 2021 Best Lawyers® guide. Best Lawyers® is a purely peer review-based process with listings published…


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