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Crow, William
Bill Crow

William B. Crow

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503-796-2406 Direct
bcrow@schwabe.com

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Professional Experience
William B. Crow was admitted to the Bar in 1961 and has practiced continually since. He joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as a shareholder of the firm in 2003. Prior to that time he was a partner at Miller Nash. His practice has included antitrust litigation and counseling, health care and environmental litigation. His trial experience includes commercial litigation, environmental, construction, intellectual property, and medical and drug device litigation. He has also served as national trial counsel for major manufacturers in complex nationwide litigation matters. 

Bill has an active mediation and arbitration practice and frequently mediates complex cases of various kinds. He is available to serve as a single or middle arbitrator in commercial, employment, and personal injury claims. Bill also regularly testifies and counsels on attorney fee applications and issues concerning the right to or reasonableness of attorney fees.

Professional & Community Activities
In 2011, Mr. Crow was the recipient of award for fostering diversity and inclusion in the state of Oregon as well as the Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award.

Mr. Crow's professional involvement includes:
American College of Trial Lawyers: Member and Past Co-Chair, Access to Justice Committee
American Bar Association: Litigation Section, ADR Section, Antitrust, Securities
• Oregon State Bar Board of Governors: Member, 1989-92; President, Oregon State Bar, 1991-92
Oregon State Bar: Member and current State Chair, Disciplinary Board
Oregon State Bar: Former Member of Joint Bench/Bar Commission on Professionalism, Client Security Fund, Affirmative Action, Judicial Administration
Oregon Professional Liability Fund: Former Member, Board of Directors
American Judicature Society: Past Member, Board of Directors
Willamette University: Past Member, Board of Trustees
American Bar Foundation: Life Member
• Youth, Rights & Justice: Past Member, Board of Directors
• Campaign for Equal Justice: Former Chair and continues to serve on Advisory Board
American Arbitration Association: Mediation Construction and Business Panels

Miscellaneous honors: Mr. Crow was recently named by Best Lawyers' magazine Portland, Oregon's 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for his knowledge and experience in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants.  Mr. Crow's peers have also selected him as one of Best Lawyers'  in both Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation for more than ten years. He was named one of Oregon's ten best litigators by the National Law Journal. He is also regularly named a Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyer magazine.

Mr. Crow is listed in the Litigation category, Chambers USA, "America's Leading Business Lawyers."

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Education
Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor degree, with honors (1961)
New York University, Master of Business Administration degree (1954)
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science degree (1953)

Articles
Mediation Techniques: Is a Joint Session After Mediation a Necessity, February 25, 2013


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