Barran Liebman LLP
601 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 2300
Portland, Oregon 97204
Paula Barran, a founding partner at Barran Liebman, has been practicing labor and employment law since 1980. She has written extensively on management law and is a national speaker and trainer. In addition to providing employer advice, Paula handles employment litigation in state and federal courts, and labor disputes and employment arbitrations. Additionally, she develops and presents "train the trainer" programs to introduce comprehensive, and cost effective, training programs into workplaces. Since the first publication of the Oregon Super Lawyers magazine in 2006, Paula has repeatedly been named as a "Top Ten Lawyer" in Oregon. In 2008, and 2010, she was honored as the "Top Point Getter" for the year. Since 2003, Paula has been ranked #1 (with partners Ed Harnden and Rick Liebman) for Labor and Employment Law defense in the State of Oregon by Chambers & Partners USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers. She is also a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and has been named in US News' Best Lawyers' directory since 1995. Best Lawyers recently named Paula as their 2014 Portland, Oregon Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year." She is admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Oregon and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington. Paula received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary, M.A. from Cornell University, Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, J.D., with honors, from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and M.B.A. degree from the University of Oregon, Oregon Executive MBA program. Paula has also earned an ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Certificate. In addition to her labor and employment practice, she represents colleges and universities on wide ranging compliance issues including institutional obligations under Title VI, Title IX, and VAWA.
Be sure to visit the Daily Journal of Commerce, where Paula Barran is a contributing writer on current employment law issues, trends and changes in the law.
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Paula’s "reputation in this state is as good as it gets." She is “excellent” and “outstanding.”- Client Interview
“Paula has strong knowledge, gives good common sense advice, is smart and has a great sense of humor. She is timely and passionate, and she delivers all this for a fair price. I would give her 5 out of 5 stars."- Client Interview