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Thomas M. Triplett


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Professional Experience

Since coming to Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in 1965, Tom Triplett has developed a notable reputation for his work in the areas of antitrust and labor law.

Mr. Triplett has handled substantial cases affecting the healthcare industry. These include Patrick v. Burget, et al., which he argued to the Supreme Court; Yeager v. Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, et al.; Nicholson v. Josephine Memorial, et al.; Peace Northwest v. Merle West Medical Center, et al.; Krueger v. St. Luke's Regional Medical Center; Hilberman v. Good Samaritan Hospital; and McKenzie-Willamette Hospital v. PeaceHealth. Each of these cases involved various aspects of antitrust and hospital law.

He has also handled the relationship of prepaid health insurance to the antitrust laws; equal provider status; and Robinson-Patman claims in the cases of Hahn v. KMSB, Klamath Pharmaceutical Association v. KMSB, and PRDA v. Abbott, et al., each of which cases were resolved, either by the Ninth Circuit or the U.S. Supreme Court.

He has further devoted substantial time to the application of ERISA and its progeny, MPPAA, and argued its constitutionality to the United States Supreme Court in R.A. Gray & Co. v. PBGC, et al.

Mr. Triplett is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  In addition, he has been named an Oregon Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine, a peer-elected distinction bestowed upon the top 5% of all attorneys in Oregon.  He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America for his work in labor and employment law.

Professional & Community Activities
Mr. Triplett is a member of the Antitrust, and Labor and Employment Law sections of the American Bar Association. He was a member of the Labor Relations and Antitrust Law sections of the Oregon State Bar. He served on the Executive Committee of the OSB Construction Law and Labor Law sections, and is past Chairman of the OSB Antitrust section.

Mr. Triplett currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon.  He is past Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross (Oregon Trail Chapter), of the Board of Emanuel Medical Center Foundation; and of the Mt. St. Joseph's Residence. He is a past member of the executive committee of Fruit & Flower Child Care Center, a former board member of Camp Silver Creek, YMCA, and a past director of the St. Andrews Society.

He is Past President of the University Club of Portland.

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States Court of Appeals: Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits
United States Supreme Court

Stanford Law School, Bachelor of Laws degree (1965)
Yale University, Bachelor of Arts degree (1962)

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