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Aukjen T. Ingraham

Overview

Aukjen (pronounced “owk-yen”) Ingraham is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer with more than 13 years of experience in administrative, state, federal, and appellate courts. Her focus is on railroad and transportation law, with a particular emphasis on catastrophic injury. She also advises on disaster preparedness, incident response and crisis management.

Aukjen is particularly experienced in handling complex litigation, most recently in a construction contract dispute spanning five years. Above all, she is a problem solver, working with clients to attain the best results in difficult situations.

A pioneer in rapid response

When accidents and other significant events occur, clients often call on Aukjen for real-time, on-scene counsel. In response to this need, in 2015 Aukjen founded Schwabe’s Rapid Response Team, a group of lawyers dedicated to responding immediately to an incident. Whether it’s the investigation of an accident, a first-time situation or an environmental issue, Aukjen and Schwabe’s response team are available to assist.

Experience

Experience

  • Successfully resolved a $500,000 contract dispute in the environmental services industry.
  • Obtained dismissal of a $25 million personal injury and products liability lawsuit against a small, family-owned business.
  • Successfully defended over 25 wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, including traumatic brain injury claims.

Representative cases

  • Figueroa v. BNSF, 351 Or 142 (2017); ordering circuit court to dismiss case against BNSF Railway Company based on lack of general personal jurisdiction.
  • SAIF v. Hoffman, 193 Or App 750 (2004) upholding insurer responsibility for hearing loss claim in workers compensation case

Memberships & Awards

Memberships

  • NARTC Member, Environmental Committee (2012 - present)
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member (2003 - present)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Member (2003 - present)

Awards

  • Oregon Rising Stars List (2011-2012, 2014-2016)
  • Myron Ells Prize for History, Whitman College (1998)

Resources & Ideas

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Moderator, Schwabe Maritime Safety Summit 
Portland, Oregon, May 2017

Speaker, Joint Liability, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Phoenix, Arizona, March 2017

Speaker, Apartments vs. Condos
AIA Portland, Portland, Oregon, November 2016

Speaker, Construction Contracts
Halfmoon Education, Portland, Oregon, October 2016

Speaker, Damages, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Sun Valley, Idaho, February 2016

Speaker, “Marijuana Legalization, Drug Testing and Maritime Employer Liability,”
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland, Oregon, January 2016

Speaker, “Discovery—Beyond the Basics"
Oregon Paralegal Association Annual Meeting, Seaside, Oregon, October 2014

Community Activities

Community Activities

  • Friends of the Children Scholarship Committee (2011-present)
  • Portland State University, Advisory Board to the School of Urban & Public Affairs (2008-2011)

Services

Education

Admissions

Oregon State Courts

Washington State Courts 

United States District Court, District of Oregon

United States District Court, District of Western Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 

United States Supreme Court

Outside The Office