Courtney Dippel, Partner, Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP

Courtney Dippel,

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Courtney Dippel is a partner with Folawn Alterman & Richardson and believes the best trial lawyers are outstanding storytellers. Courtney is experienced in a wide variety of litigation matters in both state and federal courts and private arbitrations, including cases involving business torts, commercial contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, real estate litigation, lender liability, fiduciary liability, fraud, commercial foreclosures, receiverships, trade secrets, employment discrimination and professional malpractice. For the last eight years, Courtney's practice has focused on representing plaintiffs in legal malpractice cases and related disputes.

Courtney is the current Secretary and in-coming Chair for the Oregon State Bar Client Security Fund and the former Chair of the Bar's Procedure and Practice Committee. As Chair of the Procedure and Practice Committee, Courtney was responsible for coordinating the Committee's comments on proposed legislation, testifying in front of the Oregon State legislature in support of specific bills, and proposing changes in the law for the way lawyers practice.

After receiving a B.A. in Sociology from Hope College, Courtney attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School where she graduated cum laude in 2002. Courtney was selected as an Oregon Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. She was also chosen by the Daily Journal of Commerce as an Up & Coming Lawyer in 2011.

Courtney serves as judge pro tem for Tualatin Municipal Court and is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington.

Professional Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar Client Security Fund (2016 - 2018); Secretary 2017; Chair 2018
  • Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board (2013 - 2018)
  • Oregon State Bar Practice & Procedure Committee (2008-2010); Secretary 2009; Chair 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for District, Western District of Washington