Law Practice:

Peter Willcox-Jones chairs the firm’s construction practice group.  His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including commercial disputes, construction contract and design disputes, catastrophic injuries, product liability, elder care related injuries and disputes, OSHA defense and general tort/casualty litigation.

In addition to litigation, Peter represents small and medium sized businesses, contractors, architects, engineers and developers in solving and preventing problems.  He works with his clients to create agreements that work specifically for that client and, if necessary, then helps the client enforce those agreements.  Peter also works with those clients in the areas of risk analysis, management and risk shifting, insurance review and analysis and employee related issues.

He is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of subjects including business entity selection, social media regulation, construction contracts, licensing requirements and liens, and electronic discovery and document retention issues.

Expertise and Experience:

General Civil Litigation

  • Construction Defect
  • Personal / Catastrophic Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Elder Care Injuries
  • Trucking and Motor Carrier

Contract Disputes

  • Breach of Contract
  • Declaratory Judgement
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Specific Performance

Construction Disputes

  • Bid Disputes
  • Performance Disputes
  • Lien Foreclosures
  • Construction Contractor Board Disputes

Business Torts

  • License Disputes
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Theft of Trade Secrets

Emergency Remedies

  • Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Preliminary Injunctions

Representative Clients:

  • Canam Steel Corporation
  • Centurion Homes, Inc.
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Columbia Construction Services
  • Cook Security Group
  • DMS Architects
  • EA White Construction Company
  • Everest National Insurance Company
  • Farmers Insurance Company
  • Green Gabels Design & Restoration
  • Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
  • Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland
  • I & E Construction, Inc.
  • Joseph Hughes Construction
  • Knife River Corporation
  • National Fire & Marine Insurance Co.
  • New Park Development, LLC
  • R & H Restorations Construction
  • State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company
  • Sunriver Resort
  • TOSOH Quartz, Inc.
  • Tremco, Inc.
  • York & Curtis, Inc.

Education & Bar Admissions:

Peter earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Roanoke College in 1995.  During his junior year, he was selected to attend the Virginia Program at Oxford University to study 16th and 17th century British history and literature.

Peter received his law degree from University of Oregon Law School in 1999 and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar that same year.


Peter is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, and an affiliate member of the Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon.

Peter volunteers and recruits volunteers for the Southeast Legal Clinic.  The clinic serves low-income clients with a wide range of legal issues.  In 2007, Peter was awarded the Michael E. Haglund Pro Bono Award.  The Haglund Pro Bono Award is given annually to a young lawyer who displayed special commitment to pro bono services.

Peter is a member of the Homebuilders Association of Portland.


Peter has judged high school and undergraduate mock trial competitions.


When he is not working, his other interests vary from golf and horse racing to American history and literature.  However, nowadays, most of his time away from the office is spent chasing his sons, Bobby and Patrick.


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“Essential Construction Contract Provisions”

“AIA Form Contracts – Understanding the Latest AIA Form A201”

“An Overview of AIA Form Contract A401”

“An Overview of Oregon Construction Law”