Osaka, Gordon L.
Address: 1000 SW Broadway Suite 940, Portland, OR 97205
Lawyer Firm: Gordon L. Osaka, P.C.
|Areas of Practice||Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA), Americans Disability Act (ADA), Citizenship Discrimination, Collective Bargaining Grievances, Covenant Not To Compete, Employment Contracts, Exempt & Non-Exempt, Hostile Work Environment, OSHA Violation, Overtime, Race, Gender, Religion Title VII Discrimination, Service Contract Act, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Wage and Hour, Whistleblowing, Workers’ Compensation Discrimination, Wrongful Discharge|
Experience. With over 40 years of employment and labor law experience and having tried hundreds of federal and state court trial cases to verdict, Gordon Osaka has comprehensive legal knowledge, strategies, and common sense to represent employers and management in employment and collective labor law union matters. He is a perfectionist. He is cost conscious. He does not waste time or client money on tactics which have little chance of success.
Born and raised in the then farming community of Fife, Washington, Mr. Osaka graduated from Fife High School in 1967 while playing three varsity sports, football (QB), basketball, and tennis.
Mr. Osaka received his B.A. from the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!), majoring in Economics.
He received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School (then Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College).
Admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1975, Mr. Osaka’s expertise, ethics, and reputation amongst his peers and federal and state court judges have earned him the highest Martindale-Hubbell’s AV PreEminent 5.0/5.0 peer rating, a rating voted on by his peers ("A" the highest legal abilities; "V" the highest ethical character).
A member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing and is licensed to practice in all Oregon courts, the United States District Court of Oregon, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Osaka has tried hundreds of cases in Oregon federal and state court as well as courts throughout the United States in Washington, Idaho, California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Florida through Pro Hac Vice associations.
He has served on the Oregon State Bar’s Civil Jury Instruction Committee, Board of Bar Examiners, Affirmative Action Committee. He has served on the Board of the Multnomah County Bar Association. And presently serves on Oregon Asian Pacific Attorney Bar Association Advocacy Committee.
Away from court, avocational Mr. Osaka enjoys enjoys family, friends, tennis (his other court), and lapswimming.
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