Sydney Padgett


How I represent clients at Schwabe

As a litigator, I advocate for my clients and their causes—learning about their business, applying legal tools, and communicating their position with a coherent and strategic narrative. I tackle challenges with a meticulous and analytical approach, offering each client a strategically tailored solution to address their individual legal issues.

I gained valuable experience as a Summer Associate at Schwabe, where I was able to apply my background in journalism to commercial litigation. Before attending law school, I lived in Spain, where I became fluent in Spanish.


  • Conducted research and assisted in drafting legal memorandums, articles of incorporation and bylaws, contractual provisions, and agency filings


  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude (2023)‎
  • University of Oregon, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Journalism and ‎Spanish (2019)‎


  • Oregon State Courts


  • Lewis & Clark Law Review, executive editor (2022–2023)
  • Oregon State Bar Association, member (2023–present)
  • Multnomah Bar Association, member (2023–present)


  • Janice E. Rianda Outstanding Student Award, University of Oregon, 2019

Outside Interests

As an Oregon native, I love exploring all that this stunning state has to offer.

Sydney Padgett backpacking in South Sister, Oregon.

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