Peter Willcox-Jones is the head of the firm’s construction practice group. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including commercial disputes, construction, catastrophic injuries, product liability, elder care related injuries and disputes, and general tort/casualty litigation. He is an experienced trial lawyer who helps businesses and individuals with a wide range of complex issues ranging from construction disputes to disputes relating to licensing agreements.
In addition to litigation, Peter represents small businesses, contractors 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.
Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Peter clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice and was an intern for Pac/West Communications, a political consulting and communications firm.
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 Portland Homebuilders Association.
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.
“Using and Misusing Privilege – An Analysis of Attorney Client Privilege”
“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”