Since joining Gordon & Polscer, L.L.C. in 2008, Brian Hickman has consistently obtained favorable resolutions for his clients, whether through settlement or litigation. Litigation successes include an award of summary judgment, and subsequent affirmance, on a 5+ million dollar first-party "collapse" claim; an award of summary judgment against a writ of garnishment seeking recovery on a 1+ million dollar judgment resulting from a construction defect claim; an award of summary judgment on an 18+ million dollar fraud/estoppel/negligent procurement claim; and multiple dismissals by way of Rule 21 Motions.
Brian’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including insurance coverage, contractual disputes, real estate disputes, construction defects and bad faith claims. Brian prefers to keep his clients out of litigation but, when the time comes, will fight vigorously on his client’s behalf, both at the trial court level and in any resulting appeal.
Prior to joining Gordon & Polscer, Brian worked at an active litigation firm in Bend, Oregon, specializing in real property and construction law. His past experience of representing both owners and contractors in construction defect cases provided Brian with a valuable perspective for his current commercial litigation practice.
Brian received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rice University in 1996. After more than three years working as a counselor for troubled youth, Brian decided to pursue a career as a counselor-at-law. In 2002, he graduated No. 1 in his class from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. In 2003, Brian was admitted to practice law in Oregon. Brian has been recognized as a Rising Star in Oregon's 2012 Super Lawyers.
|Education and Credentials|
|B.A., Rice University, 1996
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2002, summa cum laude, valedictorian
|Admissions to Practice|
|Oregon State Bar, 2003
United States District Court, District of Oregon, 2008
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
|Professional Memberships and Activities|
|Oregon State Bar
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court