William E. Flinn Resumé


  • B.A. San Jose State College 1964
  • J.D. University of Oregon School of Law 1967


  • Civil law trial attorney for 40 years, primarily insurance defense
  • Over 25 years as a senior partner in civil litigation firms
  • Over 450 mediations/arbitrations since 2010
  • Experience with mediation and arbitration, both as attorney representing parties and as a mediator and arbitrator
  • Experience with personal injury, auto, truck, employment law, premises liability, professional liability, products liability, discrimination, fire and insurance law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated for over 25 years

Associations and Activities

  • Oregon State Bar 1967 - Present (Inactive as of January 2017)
  • Admitted U.S. District Court (OR)
  • Admitted U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) 
  • Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners 1978-1981 (Chair 1981)
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel 1968-Present
  • Oregon State Professional Responsibility Board 1988-1990 (Chair 1990)
  • Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board/Trial Panel 2000-2008
  • OSB Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee 1999-2002
  • Member, Oregon Liquor Control Commission 2004-2008