Kris Winemiller isn’t deterred by challenges. She charted her way
through the first year of practice negotiating with Northwest tribes and
immersed in a multi-million dollar federal trial. The third year, she won
a death penalty acquittal, then tackled Oregon’s first DNA prosecution.
She took on bias and racial profiling in her next federal trial, netting a
jury award of money damages and a rare judicial award of attorney fees.
Chosen for high profile cases when significant public policy issues
or political tensions are in play, she represented the lead defendant in
the Portland Seven sedition case - in it, filing the first federal challenge to
Patriot Act expansions of domestic surveillance. She speaks widely on
national security issues, the constitutional limits of government intrusion
into people’s lives, and consults internationally on environmental issues.
Twenty-four years later, Kristen’s focus continues to be complex
litigation and public policy. Energetic and thorough, she is quick to
unwind complicated fact patterns and identify effective responses.
She enjoys troubleshooting, and has an especially acute interest in
environmental balance and natural resource allocation.
Globally and at home, she addresses matters from environmental
regulation and energy to export controls and large-scale investigations
of fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and securities violations. Many
clients are doctors, lawyers, accountants or brokers facing investigation
and threat of
Kristen is known as a clear writer and a thoughtful, perceptive
listener. With an outstanding reputation among Oregon judges for
professionalism and skill, described as being ‘at the very top of Oregon
litigators’, she is a lawyer with the tremendous advantage of being
trusted by even her adversaries.
t. 503.222.3120 direct
Kristen L. Winemiller, Partner
Lisa A. Maxfield, Partner
Lynne B. Morgan, Partner
Robert B. Hamilton, Of Counsel
Benjamin T. Andersen, Of Counsel
Joseph R. DeBin, Of Counsel
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