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Daniel L. Steinberg

Practice Areas
  • Business Disputes
  • Contracts Law
  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Business Formation & Business Governance Law
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Real Estate Law
  • Litigation


Daniel L. Steinberg has significant experience litigating a wide variety of matters related to real estate, secured transactions, construction defects and liens, fiduciary malfeasance, ERISA liabilities, and other commercial related areas. 

Daniel is a former deputy prosecuting attorney and has more than 17 years of experience representing clients in all aspects of commercial litigation in Oregon and Washington federal and state courts.  His practice focuses on protecting the rights of individual and institutional creditors, including commercial collections, lien foreclosures, property rights, and ERISA litigation.  In addition to working with legislative committees, he has taught seminars and testified as an expert on collection and ethics issues, and is the past chairman for Multnomah County Local Professional Responsibility Committee.  In 2017, Daniel was named to Super Lawyers in the area of creditor/debtor rights.

Daniel has worked throughout Oregon and Washington and, prior to joining the bar, interned with Honorable Frank R. Alley in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon.  When he is not practicing law, he spends time with his family, travels, or volunteers with local sports organizations.


Education & Admissions

  • J.D., University of Oregon, School of Law, 1999
  • B.S., Portland State University, 1996
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Memberships & Activities

  • Oregon State Bar Association (1999-Present)
    • OSB Debtor/Creditor Legislative Committee (2017-Present)
    • Special Investigator for OSB Disciplinary Counsel (2009-2011)
    • Chairperson, Local Professional Responsibility Committee (2007-2012)
    • Revised UCC Article 9 Legislative Committee (2000-2001)
    • Debtor/Creditor and Litigation Sections (1999-Present)
  • Washington State Bar Association (2000-Present)
    • Debtor/Creditor and Litigation Sections (2000-Present)
  • Multnomah County Bar Association (2001-Present)
  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court (2003-2010)
  • Oregon Club of Portland, Board Member
  • Co-organizer of charitable golf tournament benefitting Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Play in and organize local and regional ultimate Frisbee league & Disc Golf tournaments
  • Refereed high school basketball, 2003-2008
  • Co-coached University of Oregon School of Law, Bankruptcy Moot Court team, 2000
  • Worked with Classroom Law Project, judging high school mock trial competitions, 1998-2006
  • Judged high school and college speech tournaments, 1990-1994

Awards and Honors

  • Recognized as a top attorney, Portland Monthly Magazine, August 2017
  • Oregon Super Lawyers listing, Creditor Debtor Rights, 2017-2019


  • Author, “Preference Defense in Bankruptcy,” NACM Newsletter, January 2002



  • Speaker, “State to state: Community Property in Oregon,” June, August & October 2017
  • Speaker and author, “Post Judgment Collections,” MBA CLE, February 2017
  • Speaker and co-author, “Garnishments and Execution,” OLI CLE, November 2012
  • Speaker and co-author, “Advanced Collection Strategies,” NBI CLE, July 2009
  • Speaker, “Advising Business Clients in Troubled Times,” OLI CLE, February, 2009
  • Speaker, “When Counties Should Consider Retaining Bankruptcy Counsel,” Oregon
  • County Counsel Association’s Annual Meeting, November 2003

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