Randy Arthur

Of Counsel, portland

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

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Randy Arthur is Of Counsel in our Portland office. Randy's practice focuses on professional advice, complex litigation, and dispute resolution, relating to insurance coverage, professional liability and commercial contracts. Previously, Randy served as a Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Judge Anna J. Brown, United States District Court Judge for the District of Oregon. Randy is also active in the community, serving as 2014-2016 Chair of the City of Lake Oswego Planning Commission, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Diversity Section, and as 2012 President of the Oregon Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI - Oregon). 


Education & Credentials

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, with distinction, 1985
    • Hofstra Labor Law Journal, Articles Editor
    • Hofstra Law Fellow, Legal Research and Writing
  • M.S.W., University of California at Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, 1983
  • A.B., Psychology, Occidental College, 1977

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

  • Oregon State Bar, Diversity Section Executive Committee, 2010-present, 2014 Chair-elect, 2013 Secretary; 2012 Treasurer; Member, Business Litigation and Litigation Sections
  • City of Lake Oswego Planning Commission, Commissioner, 2012-present; Chair, 2014-2016; Vice-chair, 2013-2014
  • Community Associations Institute - Oregon Chapter, Board of Directors, 2009-2012; President, 2012; President-elect, 2011; Board Liaison, Education Committee, 2009-2010, Chair, Membership Committee, 2008-2009
  • Royal Rosarians, 2002-present
  • Forest Heights Homeowners Association, Inc., President, Board of Directors, 2007-2008; Chair, Policy Oversight Committee, 2004, 2006-2007; President, Board of Directors, and Chair, Steering Committee, 2002-2003; Chair, Advisory Board, 2000-2002
  • Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Anna J. Brown, United States District Court, District of Oregon, 2000-2001
  • United States District Court of Oregon Historical Society, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 2002-2004
  • American Bar Association, Member, Litigation and Tort Trial Insurance Practice Sections; Member, TTIPS Fidelity and Surety Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member, Court Liaison Committee, 2001-2003; President, Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1994-1995
  • Multnomah County Law Library, Board of Directors, 2002-2007; Chair, Finance Committee, 2004-2007
  • Northwest Heights Neighborhood Association, President, Board of Directors, 1999-2000
  • St. Andrews Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 1988-1995
  • City Club of Portland, Membership Committee, 1989-1994
  • Portland Public Schools, Child Development Specialist, 1990

Articles & Presentations

  • Speaker, “Lake Oswego Planning Commission Projects and Goals for 2015,” Lake Oswego Mayor and Neighborhood Chair Forum, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 2014
  • Co-author, State of Oregon Chapter, in The Law of Lawyers’ Liability: State by State, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Professional Liability Litigation Committee, 2012
  • Panelist, “Current Trends and Best Practices for Community Associations,” Community Associations Institute-Oregon Chapter, “Kick-off Event,” Portland, Oregon, 2011
  • Co-author, Oregon Chapter, “50 State Survey of Legal Malpractice Law,” American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Professional Liability Litigation Committee, 2009 (2010 and 2011 Revisions)
  • Speaker, “2008 Community Association of the Year Award” in the “Large Community Category” for the Forest Heights Homeowners Association, Community Associations Institute-Oregon Chapter, Portland, Oregon, 2008
  • Speaker and Co-author, “Dancing with the ‘Solvent’ Principal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Western States Surety Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2007
  • Co-author, “Washington,” “Alaska,” and “Montana” chapters, The Quick Reference Guide to Western States Surety Law (Western States Surety Conference), 2007
  • Speaker and Co-author, “Contract Notice, Protest, and Formal Claims Procedures: A Potential Trap for the Unwary!” Western States Surety Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2006
  • Co-author, Oregon Chapter, ABA (TTIPS) Performance Bond Manual, 2006
  • Speaker and Co-author, “Tag, You’re It! Can the Surety Shift the Loss or Enhance Recovery by Accessing the Principal’s Insurance?” Western States Surety Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2005
  • Speaker and Co-author, “Fidelity Bonds: An Overview for Surety Law Practitioners,” Western States Surety Conference, Bellevue, Washington, 2004
  • Speaker and Co-author, “Mold Claims: Are Sureties at Risk?” Western States Surety Conference, Seattle, WA, 2003
  • Speaker and Co-author, “The False Claims Act: What is a ‘Claim’?” Western States Surety Conference, Bellevue, WA, 2002
  • Speaker and Co-author, “Scope of the Payment Bond Surety’s Obligation,” ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Law Section (TIPS) Workshop, Baltimore, Maryland, 2001; and ABA (TIPS) Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Mid-Year Meeting and Program, San Francisco, California, 1998
  • Co-author, “The Role of the Insurance Underwriter in Resolving Insurance Claim Disputes,” Declarations, Summer 1998, Winter 1998-1999
  • Co-author, “Evaluation of the Defense Comparative ‘Bad Faith,'” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Bad Faith, December 1998
  • Co-author, “Defending Environmental Claims Under Property Insurance Policies, ” Defense Research Institute Monograph, Fall 1998, March 1995
  • Co-author, “Scope of the Payment Bond Surety’s Obligation,” ABA (TIPS) The Law of Payment Bonds, January 1998 Co-author, “Insurance Company Underwriter in Handling Claims, “Tort and Insurance Law Journal, Spring 1996
  • Co-author, “Examinations Under Oath,” ABA The Brief, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1994
  • Co-author, “Insurance Coverage Issues,” Environmental Law for General Practitioners, Oregon Law Institute Environmental Deskbook, 1991 and Supplement, 1994
  • Co-author, “A Brief History of the Financial Institution Bond,” ABA (TIPS) Financial Institution Bonds, 1992
  • Author, “Spoliation of Evidence and Potential Remedies in Product Litigation,” Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1992
  • Co-author, “Property Insurance: No Solution For Pollution,” Environmental Affairs Law Review, Boston College, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1990
  • Co-author, “New Thoughts on Property Insurance,” Tort and Insurance Law Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, 1990
  • Co-author, “Is There Property Insurance Coverage for Contamination Losses?” Vol. 1988, No. 4, Insurance Claims for Pollution and Contamination Losses, Defense Research Institute Monograph, 1988
  • Author, “The 1982 New York Legal Aid Strike: Ethical Implications,” Vol. 2, No. 2, Hofstra Labor Law Journal, 1985