The 21st Century
From the first half of the last century, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt grew
from 14 attorneys in one city to over 170 attorneys in six cities. The firm
currently has offices in Portland, Bend and Salem, Oregon; Seattle and
Vancouver, Washington; and Washington D.C. In recent years, the practice has
evolved from a predominately trial practice to a broad-based business practice,
including business litigation.
During the last three decades, women have become more involved in firm
leadership, with Neva Campbell becoming the first woman partner in 1981. The
firm has dramatically increased its commitment to diversity by focusing on the
hiring and promotion of women and minorities.
2001, Walter Grebe stepped down after seven years as Managing Partner, and was
replaced by dual attorney leaders, David
Bartz, President, and Mark Long,
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt encourages attorneys to participate in community
activities, professional affairs, and nonprofit service. The firm was the first
Northwest law firm to sponsor a legal clinic for low-income families. Nearly
one hundred attorneys volunteer their time at the clinic. Firm members help
support charitable organizations, including the Red Cross, Loaves & Fishes
(food for the housebound), and Blanchet House (food, shelter, and other
services to the needy).
Attorneys currently with the firm include a former president of the Oregon Bar
(John Schwabe), the national president of Sigma Chi Fraternity (Bob Joseph),
Portland's First Citizen for 1993 (Jack Faust), and a former president of the
Port of Portland (Jay Waldron).
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has grown to be the seventh largest law firm in
the Pacific Northwest, and the second largest in Oregon. The firm's practice
represents the region's major employers in technology, banking, healthcare, and
manufacturing, and includes a broad base of small and entrepreneurial
businesses and individuals. Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt remains deeply
committed to service and to continuing its tradition of leadership in the