Biography

Ming is a member of Jack Levy’s Construction and Development Group. He has a diverse civil litigation practice in which he handles cases emphasizing in the defense of construction defect, businesses litigation and employment disputes.

Prior to joining Smith Freed & Eberhard, Ming was the legal director of the Oregon affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He was responsible for all aspects of the state affiliate’s litigation program. Previously, Ming was a senior assistant attorney general for the Oregon Department of Justice where he enforced consumer protection and antitrust laws. Ming also worked for nearly ten years at Perkins Coie in Portland, Oregon where his practice focused on complex business, commercial, intellectual property, insurance coverage and product liability litigation.

Representative Cases

  • Defended a construction product manufacturer in a nationwide class action brought in federal court involving product defect, consumer protection and breach of warranty claims
  • Defended in federal court a manufacturer of silicon wafer manufacturing equipment against a multi-million dollar breach of warranty and product defect claim. They settled favorably prior to trial
  • Represented the insureds of several national insurance carriers against numerous fire-related claims across the county and Canada
  • Prosecuted insurance coverage claims successfully at state court
  • Obtained complete jury verdict in federal court against multi-million breach of contract claim against local telephone provider
  • Defended cigarette-related Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement claims against the Tobacco Institute, Inc. in state court
  • Prosecuted claims for breach of timber option contract in federal court
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court against claim for infringement of chemical composition patent
  • Counseled client in successful international and nationwide product recall
  • Participated in multiparty litigation in federal court involving patents for the metallization of semiconductor wafers

Professional Certification & Accolades

  • ACLU of Oregon, Board of Directors 2003-2005, Vice-President for Litigation 2005
  • American Constitution Society Oregon Lawyer Chapter, Board of Directors 2006-present
  • Oregon Board of Bar Examiners 2001-2004, Vice-Chair 2003-2004
  • Oregon State Bar Constitutional Law Section, Executive Committee 2005-present, Secretary 2006, Treasurer 2007, Chair-Elect 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, Executive Committee 2005-2008, Secretary 2008
  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Advocacy Committee Chair 2009-present
 

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1993, Order of the Coif
  • University of Chicago, M.A Anthropology, 1987
  • Rice University, B.A. Honors Anthropology, minor Geology, 1985
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