Malcolm MacWilliamson


How I represent clients at Schwabe

I focus my practice on counseling clients on general litigation matters. I am a skilled legal writer and fluently draft persuasive memoranda, briefs, summaries, and other legal documents and arguments.  I am a creative problem solver and strategic thinker who is committed to assisting my clients to resolve their concerns.

While in law school, I served as a judicial extern for U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane for the District of Oregon. I also served as a teaching assistant for the Law School Admissions Council PLUS Program, which is a partnership aimed at introducing historically underrepresented undergraduates to the law school admissions process and framework.

In the summer of 2019, I was at Schwabe as a Diversity Fellow and Summer Associate.


  • Offers legal advice for clients involved in lawsuits and helps represent them in court.
  • Drafts and edits a wide variety of legal documents including memoranda, briefs, internal memos, summaries, and training materials.
  • Performs due diligence in legal matters concerning governing documents, contracts, and agreements.
  • Counseled on civil rights and welfare issues, including cases that involved historically underrepresented groups.
  • Provided assistance to U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane in researching and writing issues before the court.
  • Served as a law clerk at the Oregon Law Center, helping to represent low-income individuals on issues related to governmental assistance and benefits.


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor degree
  • University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science degree, Political Science, General ‎Social Science ‎


  • Oregon State Courts


  • LGBT Bar Association of Oregon (OGALLA), member (2018 – present)


  • Order of the Coif, University of Oregon School of Law (2021)
  • Excellence in Advocacy Award, University of Oregon School of Law Legal Research and Writing Program (2019)

Additional Publications

Model Dress Code: Promoting Genderless Attire Rules to Foster an Inclusive Legal Profession
St. John’s University School of Law’s Journal of Civil Rights ‎and Economic Development Vol. 34 Iss. 2, Spring 2021‎

Additional Events

Correcting Social Security Earnings Statements
Oregon Law Center Administrative Law Task Force CLE
November 1, 2019


Outside Interests

Enjoy exploring the outdoors, often with my cats.‎

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