Winners play to their strengths.

Your strength is in building relationships with your clients and developing innovative legal strategies and vision. Rather than hitting the books, your business will grow and your clients will be better served when you can invest your time where it should be; creating billable time with your clients.

Vivian Solomon can help create that time and the reliable legal support you need to be your very best.

Vivian provides the legal research, detailed analysis, case load organization, and case preparation that frees you to think creatively, test hypotheses, and explore your insights. Vivian brings in-the-trenches experience, hard-earned knowledge, and a solid work ethic when you need it. She gets into the details fast, identifies the relevant facts and law, and quickly and accurately turns that data into useful information that will help you serve your clients with confidence.

Vivian has spent over 25 years preparing for and trying lawsuits, and handling mediations and arbitrations. She can help you resolve a single, complex legal issue, assist with discovery, or work with you for the duration of an entire case. Vivian has also covered attorney leaves, providing back-up to law firms that need a competent, self-directed attorney for a few months.


Education and Bar Memberships

B.A., magna cum laude, St. Olaf College1982:
J.D., Willamette University College of Law,
Article Editor, Willamette Law Review

Oregon State Bar1984;
Washington State Bar (inactive)

California State Bar (inactive)

Legal Employment

1983 – 1996:
Lane Powell and predecessor
(partner 1990 – 1996)1996 – 2003:
Partner, Tooze Duden

January 2003 – June 2003:
Of counsel to Duden NeimanJune 2003 – January 2004:

January 2004 – Present:
Solo practice as a Contract Attorney

Professional Activities

2007 – 2008: Oregon State Bar,
Board of Bar Examiners co-grader2002 – 2005: Oregon State Bar
Local Professional Responsibility Committee

Oregon State Bar
Procedure and Practice Committee
Chair: 1997-1998

Oregon State
Bar Toxic Tort Section Executive Committee
(Past Chair)Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Product Liability Committee (Past Chair)

Latvian Bar Association
President: 1995-1998

Trucking Industry Defense Association
(currently inactive)

Member: Multnomah County Arbitration Panel

FINRA arbitrator (former)

Pertinent Publications And CLE Experience

1992: Author
Oregon State Bar Evidence Handbook,
Parol Evidence supplement1996: Author
Oregon State Bar Insurance Law handbook
“Steps to Be Taken Following the Loss”

1997: Editor
Oregon State Bar 1997 Legislation Notebook

2001: Author,
Trucking Industry Defense Association seminar materials regarding ethical issues in discovery

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Seminars “Ethical and Practical Considerations in Handling Joint Defense Agreements”Speaker, Oregon State Bar
Continuing Legal Education Seminars:

  1. Psychological Injuries
    (Investigation of Psychological Injuries)
  2. Insurance Law
    (Duties and Responsibilities of Insurance Agents)
  3. Legislation (1995 Tort Reform Legislation)
  4. Litigation Seminar (1997)

Owen M. Panner Inn of Court
Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct (2015, 2016)