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Bruce R. Gilbert

111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Suite 4300, Portland, Oregon 97204
Firm: Smith Freed Eberhard PC  |  Website

Bruce R. Gilbert

111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Suite 4300, Portland, Oregon 97204
Firm: Smith Freed Eberhard PC
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Overview
Firm

Smith Freed Eberhard PC


Years In Practice


Phone Number (503) 227-2424

Bruce’s practice focuses on Construction Defect litigation. He is a lead member of Smith Freed Eberhard’s Construction and Development Group. His legal experience includes defending general contractors, subcontractors, and construction professionals with respect to landslide claims, EIFS claims, multi-family homeowner association litigation, general building envelope claims, Employer Liability Law (ELA) and mold claims.

Bruce’s pre-law background includes graduating with honors in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. This technical expertise proves beneficial when representing contractors and construction professionals.

Bruce regularly presents to Oregon and Washington construction professionals on legal issues affecting engineering and the construction industry.

Representative Cases

  • Bruce has won several summary judgment motions dismissing six figure claims against general contractors.
  • He has represented contractors before the Court of Appeals and established important legal precedent for construction defect issues. See Quail Hollow West Owners Assoc. v. Brownstone Quail Hollow, LLC, 343 Or. 115 (2007); Harris v. Suniga, 209 Or. App. 410 (2006).
  • He also has defended multiple personal injury and construction defect arbitrations, including brain injury claims and representing general contractors in construction defect cases.
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Awards
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Bruce R. Gilbert
Recognized with a "Lawyer of the Year" award in Best Lawyers®
Education
Graduated
University of Washington, BS
Graduated 1992
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (503) 227-2424
111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Suite 4300
Portland, Oregon 97204
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