Bryan Lessley



Duke University, B.A. summa cum laude 1980
Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude 1983


35+ years litigation practice
Multi-week jury trials as lead counsel in complex cases
Lead counsel for more than 70 appeals in state and federal courts

Licenses and Memberships

North Carolina State Bar 1983-present (inactive since 1992)
Oregon State Bar 1992-present
United States Supreme Court 1987
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth (1985), Ninth (1990)
and D.C. (2006) Circuits
United States District Courts for the Eastern (1984) and Middle (1984)
Districts of North Carolina
United States District Court for the District of Oregon (1990)
Board of Trustees, Public Defender Services of Lane County 2015 - present
Board of Directors, Pacific Rivers 2012-present (Chair 2014-2019)
Board of Directors, Oregon Track Club 1992-2003 (President 2000-2001)


James M. Burns Federal Practice Award, Oregon Federal Bar Association (2013)
Civil Liberties Award, Oregon ACLU Foundation (2009)
Judge Learned Hand Award, American Jewish Committee, Oregon Chapter (2006)

Areas of Practice

Injury claims
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Medical Negligence (malpractice)