Barran Liebman LLP
601 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 2300
Portland, Oregon 97204
Rick Liebman, a founding partner at Barran Liebman, has extensive experience representing employers in labor and employment law. Rick received both his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He is admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia. He is former chair of the Tri-County Affirmative Action Association and the Oregon State Bar's Labor Law Section. He is management editor of the Oregon State Bar's book and supplements entitled Labor and Employment Law, for which he was presented with the Association for Continuing Legal Education's Best Award of Outstanding Achievement in 2012. Rick has also served as an instructor in EEO law at Portland State University’s Professional Development Center. Rick has three notable "firsts" that truly speak to his professional accomplishments: he was selected as the first "Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year in Portland" for 2010, he was honored as the first "Management Practitioner of the Year" by the Oregon Industrial Relations Research Association in 2004, and he was the recipient of the Oregon State Bar Labor Section's first "Distinguished Service" award in 2003. Rick was also elected by his national colleagues as a national fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers for his sustained outstanding performance in the profession and is ranked #1 (with partners Paula Barran and Ed Harnden) for Labor and Employment Law defense in the State of Oregon by Chambers & Partners USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2003-present. He has been selected repeatedly by his peers for listing in the Best Lawyers in America (1995-present) and was named Best Lawyers' 2014 Portland, Oregon Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year." He has also repeatedly been named as one of the top 50 lawyers in Oregon by Super Lawyers.
"One of the deans of labor law." "Highly respected and very knowledgeable."- Client Interview