Anna Helton


How I represent clients at Schwabe

I help clients resolve difficult business disputes. My practice focuses on breach of ‎‎contract claims, real property disputes, and assisting clients with insurance ‎coverage issues.‎

I advise religious and other youth-serving organizations on child protection and ‎child safety issues. I have ‎defended numerous child sexual abuse-related lawsuits ‎in federal and state courts in Oregon and Washington regarding ‎claims dating ‎from the 1960s through the early 1990s. I also am a member of the National ‎Diocesan Attorneys ‎Association.‎

In addition to my litigation experience, I serve as Deputy General Counsel at ‎the firm‎.‎


  • Defended religious and other youth-serving organizations in dozens of cases related to child sexual abuse.
  • Interviewed and deposed several dozen plaintiffs, claimants, and witnesses involved in child sexual abuse claims dating from the 1960’s through the early 1990’s.
  • Negotiated a complicated settlement involving a cutting-edge product with relatively little market presence.
  • Worked successfully with a receiver in a receiver’s auction to achieve an efficient resolution of a million-dollar collection matter.
  • Efficiently resolved several loan and other contract disputes with negotiated settlements.
  • Drafted and negotiated transactional documents related to several million-dollar healthcare-based loans.


  • Willamette University, Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude (2000)
  • University of Notre Dame, Law School, Juris Doctor degree (2005)


  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. District Court - District of Oregon

Community Activities

  • Artists Repertory Theatre, Board of Directors (2010-2015)
  • St. Andrew Nativity School Ambassador, Board (2014-2016)

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