Nathan Sramek

Of Counsel

Litigation should not be a shouting match. My job is to cut ‎through the noise with careful storytelling and tailored ‎arguments and to make sure my clients are heard.‎

How I represent clients at Schwabe

I help clients navigate the uncertainty of litigation ‎from start to finish. I have represented clients ranging ‎from individuals and local firms to government bodies ‎and national businesses at trial and on appeal in state ‎and federal court. I recognize that every dispute is as ‎unique as the parties involved, and I leverage my ‎experience litigating a wide variety of disputes to reach a ‎result that reflects my client’s goals.‎

In addition to my experience at Schwabe, I have served as an ‎Assistant County Attorney, representing Multnomah County in civil ‎litigation stemming from torts, contract disputes, and constitutional ‎claims and advising on risk associated with County policies and ‎procedures.‎


  • Obtained a favorable defense verdict as lead counsel in a week-long jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged assault and battery claims against law enforcement officers.
  • Represented the Multnomah County Sheriff in appeals challenging the denial of concealed-handgun permits in Multnomah County Circuit Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals.
  • Defended a large regional retailer in high-value personal injury litigation arising out of injuries allegedly sustained on premises.
  • Secured dismissal of an equitable claim for contribution of environmental cleanup costs under the terms of a lease agreement.
  • Assisted in the successful defense of a technology start-up against fraud and breach-of-contract claims in a four-day jury trial.


  • Lewis & Clark, Law School, Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude (2012)
  • Portland State University, Bachelor of Arts degree (2009)


  • Oregon State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Oregon


  • Multnomah County Bar Association, Member
  • Owen Panner American Inn of Court, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member

Community Activities

  • Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Service to the Public Committee, Member

Outside Interests

Testing my legs along quiet roads.

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