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James D. Case
  • Managing Partner


Beaverton, OR






James D. Case is one of the founding partners of Case & Dusterhoff, LLP. The Firm was established in 1980. Originally from Washington, he moved to Oregon in 1969, obtained his law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College and has been in private practice continuously since 1973. He is a member of the Oregon State and Washington State Bar Associations, as well as the Multnomah County, and Washington County Bar Associations. Mr. Case has served as a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem and is on mandatory arbitration panels. He is also on the panel of Arbitration Service of Portland, Inc. and is a member of Oregon Mediation Association. He has been a Certified Neutral for mediation and arbitration in Federal Court for the Western District of Washington, and is on the mediation panel in the Federal Court for the District of Oregon.

Areas Of Practice

  • Injury litigation including personal injury and attorney malpractice 25%
  • Mediation and Arbitration 20%
  • Business transactions, formation including litigation 20%
  • Real Estate transactions, commercial and residential including litigation 20%
  • Wills and Trusts, creation, interpretation and litigation 15%

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1973
  • Washington, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1984


  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1973
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Washington State University
    • B.S. - 1967

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar Association, Member
  • Multnomah County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Associations

Past Employment Positions

  • Day, Prohaska & Case, Partner, 1976 to 1980
  • Law Offices of James D. Case, Owner, 1973 to 1976

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Tem Judge Multnomah County Circuit Court - Hearing Motions for Summary Judgment, 1983 to 1993