Jeffrey S. Eden


Jeff Eden draws on his diverse civil litigation background to help clients resolve disputes, whether by means of negotiated agreements or contested hearings.

Jeff has taken over 90 jury trials to verdict in the state and federal courts of Oregon and Washington, and has handled hundreds of contested arbitration hearings. Using his extensive courtroom experience, he guides his clients through the most efficient paths to resolution, whether through early case evaluation, or by obtaining a contested verdict when necessary.

Jeff represents manufacturing and distribution clients in the drug and medical device industry, as well as the construction and consumer equipment fields. In this space, he has served as both local and national coordinating counsel. Jeff also assists healthcare professionals such as pharmacists, doctors and nurses when they have disagreements  with their licensing bodies.


"We choose Schwabe to serve our legal needs primarily because of Jeff Eden, who's an exceptional attorney ‎and advisor. He is trustworthy, more than competent, and incredibly creative. We wouldn't ‎go anywhere else for litigation or IP support. Plus, he's a genuinely nice person that is fun ‎to work with.‎"

-American Medical Concepts



  • Represented multinational technology company in litigation with the state of Oregon over the development of software to facilitate online enrollment in health insurance exchange.
  • Defended a major transportation company in the trial of a personal injury case in which the plaintiff’s lowest pretrial demand was $10 million. The jury awarded only $7,857 in total damages.
  • Successfully defended and settled catastrophic injury cases for heavy equipment manufacturers and retailers, saving costs of defense and protecting against potentially large verdicts.
  • Provided risk management advice for efficient discovery coordination.
  • Represented numerous orthopedic implant manufacturers in collaborative defense to product liability litigation.
  • Successfully defended a leading Western retailer in product liability cases involving nutritional supplements and consumer goods litigation, and succeeded in persuading the manufacturer to resolve cases.
  • Defended numerous manufacturing clients in consumer goods product liability cases.
  • Represented manufacturers and retailers of both guns and ammunition in product defect claims.
  • Successfully defended a major retailer in an MDL consumer products liability case.
  • Litigation and regulatory defense of pharmaceutical retailer and pharmacists.

Memberships & Awards


  • The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC), Sustaining Member 
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL), Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Former Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • Former Vice Chair of the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) and Tort & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)


  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV rating
  • Ranked for Litigation: General Commercial Lawyers in Oregon, Chambers USA (2022)
  • Oregon Super Lawyers, Personal Injury – Products Defense (2007-2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America Award: Portland's "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation (2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America Award: Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2007-2023)

Resources & Ideas

Author, Oregon chapter in DRI's book, Product Liability Defenses, 2007, 2013 and 2017

Community Activities

Community Activities

  • Board member, Arrowhead Golf Club, 2013-present




Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Oregon State Courts

Washington State Courts

United States District Court, District of Oregon

United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington

United States Supreme Court

Outside The Office