Greg Baird

partner, portland

9755 SW Barnes Road, Suite 650
Portland, Oregon 97225
Telephone: 503-242-2922
Fax: 503-242-1264

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Greg Baird is a partner in our Portland office. He was named as a Martindale-Hubbell 5.0 AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer in 2013. Greg has been selected for inclusion in the Oregon Super Lawyers list since 2015. This is a peer-elected distinction that is only awarded to the top 5% of attorneys in Oregon. His practice specializes in trial and appellate litigation of insurance coverage disputes, as well as various commercial, tort, products liability, professional liability, and environmental matters. In the course of this litigation, Greg frequently represents clients in complex, multi-party negotiations. Greg is also a regular speaker and author on insurance coverage issues in Oregon.

Greg earned his bachelor’s degree with high honors from Portland State University in 1988. He graduated magna cum laude from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1992. Greg worked as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, for the Honorable Robert E. Jones.

Greg has extensive experience litigating insurance coverage matters in Oregon state and federal courts. Among others, Greg has served as counsel in the following appellate matters:

Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. N. Pac. Ins. Co.
446 Fed. Appx. 909 (9th Cir. 2011)
317 Fed. Appx. 623 (9th Cir. 2008)
For North Pacific Insurance Company, and Oregon Automobile Insurance Company

Shilo Inn, Seaside Oceanfront, LLC v. Maryland Casualty Company
404 Fed. Appx. 230 (9th Cir. 2010)
For Maryland Casualty Company

Assurance Co. of Am. v. MDF Framing, Inc.
338 Fed. Appx. 625 (9th Cir. 2009)
For Assurance Co. of America

Konell Constr. & Demolition Corp. v. Valiant Ins. Co.
158 Fed. Appx. 771 (9th Cir. 2005)
For Valiant Insurance Co.

Portland School District No. 1J, v. Great American Insurance Company
241 Or. 161 (2011)
For Amici Curiae American Insurance Association, Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association, and Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Bresee Homes, Inc. v. Farmers Insurance Exchange
353 Or. 112 (2012)
For Amicus Curiae Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association

ZRZ Realty Company, et al. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London, et. al., Beneficial Fire & Casualty Insurance Company, et. al.
349 Or. 117 (2010); 255 Or. App. 524 (2013); 222 Or. App. 453 (2008)
For Amicus Curiae Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association

Employers Insurance of Wausau v. Tektronix, Inc.
211 Or. App. 485 (2007)
For Amicus Curiae Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association

Cascade Corp v. American Home Assurance Co., et. al.
206 Or. App. 1 (2006)
For Amicus Curiae Insurance Claims Litigation Association

Education & Credentials

  • B.S., with high honors, Portland State University, 1988
  • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, 1992
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert E. Jones, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Bar
United States District Court, District of Oregon

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Associate Editor, Federal Practice Handbook

Recognitions & Honors