Mary-Anne S. Rayburn


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

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Mary-Anne Rayburn is Of Counsel in our Portland office. She focuses her practice on civil litigation, construction defect claims, representing manufacturers in the defense of product liability and other tort claims. She also represents employers in the defense of claims of wrongful discharge and discrimination. In 2017 she served as the President for the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel.

Prior to joining Gordon & Polscer, LLC, Mary-Anne was a partner at Martin, Bischoff, Templeton, Langslet & Hoffman LLP, where she successfully represented contractors, manufacturers, and insureds. 

Mary-Anne is a member of the Oregon State, Multnomah County, and Washington State Bars, as well as the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon and U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, including the Tort and Insurance Practice. Mary-Anne is a member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, the Federal Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute. From 1992 through 1995 she served on the Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners and from 1998 through 2000 she served on the Review Board of the Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners.

Representative Cases

  • Represented automobile manufacturers in crashworthiness cases involving seat belts, retractors, pretensioners, air bags, seats, brakes, electrical wiring, seat heaters and cruise controls.
  • Represented manufacturers and/or retailers of medical devices, drugs, motor homes, industrial equipment, windows, household products and furniture, wheelchairs, battery chargers and bicycles.
  • Represented manufacturers in fire cases involving vehicles, fluorescent lights, computer printers and small electrical home appliances.
  • Represented contractors, subcontractors, and developers in construction defect cases.
  • Represented insureds in vehicular accident cases involving automobiles, transportation vehicles, and trucks.
  • Represented bar owners in Dram Shop Act cases.
  • Provided coverage opinion analysis for insurers.


Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar

United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Admitted to Practice

B.S., Portland State University
J.D., Willamette University

Education & Credentials

  • The Harmonie Group - Co-Liaison
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel - Past President (2017)
  • National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms - 2018 Co-Chair of Product Liability PAC
  • Defense Research Institute - 2018 State Representative for Oregon
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association

Professional Memberships & Activities