Aukjen T. Ingraham


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.



  • 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.

Memberships & Awards


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


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

Resources & Ideas

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)




Oregon State Bar 

Washington State Bar 

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 

United States District Court of Oregon 

Outside The Office