Patrick Foran advocates for individuals and businesses by providing practical solutions with powerful results. Known for being determined, he develops creative, client-centered solutions as a counselor and litigator in the areas of condominium and homeowner association law, business litigation, family law, education law, and collection law.
Pat’s experience includes representing varied individual, nonprofit, and business clients in complex matters in mediation, arbitration, and litigation in state and federal court. He has also successfully argued on behalf of his clients before the Oregon Court of Appeals. Pat serves as legal counsel to many homeowner associations in Oregon and SW Washington assisting them in navigating the intricate practical and legal issues they encounter daily.
Outside the office, Pat enjoys spending time with his family and attending theatre productions in New York and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. You might also see him at a Trailblazers game, at the Oregon coast, or in one of Portland’s fantastic restaurants. Before becoming a lawyer, he spent more than 15 years as a theatre director and teacher. That experience gives him flexibility and helps him walk in the shoes of his clients.
Representative Speaking Engagements and Legal Articles
COVID-19: Collections & Association Responsibilities, Oregon Washington Community Association Managers, April 2020
Limiting Legal Liabilities for Teaching Artists, Young Audiences and Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, April 2020
Assistance Animals and Community Associations, Oregon Chapter, Community Associations Institute, February 2020
Adoption of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act in Oregon: The Right Time and the Right Reasons, 13 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 787 (2009).
“Vicarious Liability” Chapter 15, Torts (OSB Legal Pubs 2012)
Awards and Honors
Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2013-2019
Cornelius Honor Society, Lewis and Clark College, 2009
Joyce Ann Harpole Award, 2008
Justice Robert E. Jones Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2007
Professional Organizations and Community Activities
American Association of Justice
Lewis and Clark Recent Graduate Committee, 2011-2015
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon State Bar, Aviation Section: Past Chair
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
St. Mary’s Academy, Mock Trial Coach, 2015-2017
Washington State Bar