At Kennedy Watts Arellano 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.

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News and Recent Cases

Kennedy Watts Arellano has received a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in the 2016 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' 2016 Lawyer of the Year - Securities Litigation - Portland, Oregon.

Dan Keppler was recently appointed to the Legal Ethics Committee of the Oregon State Bar. The committee is charged with drafting advisory opinions on legal ethics and recommending changes to the professional responsibility rules that govern Oregon lawyers.

Amy Hoven was elected as President of the board of My Voice Music, Inc. (MVM). MVM is an Oregon 501(c)(3) nonprofit that engages youth in music and performance to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression. Amy has been on the board of MVM since the organization's inception in 2009.