All my life I have been curious about why and how things work. I think this natural ‎inquisitiveness gives me an advantage in understanding all sides of any dispute.

How I represent clients at Schwabe

I draw on my diverse civil litigation background to help ‎clients resolve disputes, whether by means of ‎negotiated agreements or contested hearings.‎

I serve as the chair of the firm’s Business and Product Litigation ‎Practice Group and have taken over 90 jury trials to verdict in the ‎state and federal courts of Oregon and Washington, and have ‎handled hundreds of contested arbitration hearings. Using my ‎extensive courtroom experience, I guide clients through the most ‎efficient path to resolution, whether through early case ‎evaluation or by obtaining a contested verdict when necessary.‎

I represent manufacturing and distribution clients in the drug and ‎medical device industry, as well as the construction and consumer ‎equipment fields. In this space, I have served as both local and ‎national coordinating counsel. I also assist 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

Chambers & Partners USA, client highlights

“Jeffrey Eden in particular is a highly experienced and capable trial lawyer.”

“Jeff stays calm during tough situations and is very strategic in his thinking.”


  • Represented a 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.


  • University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science degree (1982)
  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude (1985)


  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of ‎Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • 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)


  • Ranked for Litigation: General Commercial in Oregon, Chambers USA (2022-2024)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV rating
  • Selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers List, Personal Injury – Products Liability (2007-2023)
  • Best Lawyers in America Award: Portland’s “Lawyer of the Year” for for Product Liability Litigation (2020)
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2007-2024)

Additional Publications

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

Community Activities

  • Board member, Arrowhead Golf Club, 2013-present

Outside Interests

Spending time with friends and family (including dogs and horses), as well as a bit of friendly competition on the golf course.

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