Kirc Emerson, Associate, Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP

Kirc Emerson, Associate

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Kirc Emerson is an associate attorney of Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP in Portland, Oregon. His background in various industries and academic studies give him a keen understanding of complex legal issues. Kirc's prior work experience allows him to advocate effective, efficient, and, when necessary, creative solutions for his clients. Kirc's current practice consists of complex civil litigation, including professional liability and commercial disputes.

Before joining Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP, Kirc gained valuable legal experience while clerking at the Oregon Department of Justice in the Financial Fraud and Consumer Protection Section. During his time at the Oregon Department of Justice, Kirc worked on complex civil litigation. This included a review and analysis of complex civil discovery to establish claims under Oregon's Unfair Trade Practices Act against a medical device manufacturer. Additionally, Kirc reviewed the application of Oregon's long-arm statute to provide the State of Oregon with the opportunity to bring claims against foreign defendants.

Kirc graduated summa cum laude with his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law and served as the Editor in Chief of Willamette Law Review. During law school, Kirc expanded his legal skills through courses in legislative interpretation and judicial opinion writing taught by Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack L. Landau and former Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Paul J. De Muniz, respectively. Before law school, Kirc graduated from Western Oregon University, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Chemistry.

As a born and raised Oregonian, Kirc understands the variety of culture, climate, and geography that makes this state amazing. Kirc enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and cheering on the Portland Trailblazers.

Professional Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon