At Kennedy Watts Arellano & Ricks LLP we offer the responsiveness and client accountability of a small firm, with the capability of handling complex civil litigation. Our attorneys are mindful of the business and practical considerations of each case, striving for efficient, cost-effective solutions. They are problem solvers, but skilled and experienced in the courtroom when a trial is needed.
Founded in 1971, our firm has built a reputation on exercising sound legal judgment while adhering to the highest professional standards. We represent businesses and individuals in civil litigation in Oregon state and federal courts. Our attorneys are leaders in business litigation, products liability, securities litigation, professional liability litigation, personal injury, insurance and domestic relations.
News and Recent Cases
Kennedy Watts Arellano & Ricks has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in the areas of Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); and Litigation – Securities.
Joe Arellano has been named Best Lawyers' 2014 Lawyer of the Year - Securities Litigation - Portland, Oregon.
Dan Keppler recently presented on the topic of obtaining mandamus review before the Oregon Supreme Court as part of a seminar entitled "New Trends in Oregon Discovery" sponsored by the Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School. Mr. Keppler was also one of the planners of the seminar.
The City Club of Portland appointed partner Dan Keppler to chair its Bicycle Transportation Research Committee. The 12-member committee studied the role that bicycles should play in the overall transportation system in Portland. The City Club published the committee's findings in a comprehensive report intended for use by policymakers.
Amy Hoven was reelected as Vice President of the board of My Voice Music (MVM). MVM is an Oregon nonprofit organization that engages youth in music and performance to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression.