Elizabeth Kuhn

Elizabeth Kuhn

Associate Attorney


Expertise Overview
Elizabeth is an associate on Bruce Gilbert’s team. With a focus on construction and development, Elizabeth assists in the defense of contractors, subcontractors, and architects in all aspects of construction defect and design claims.

During law school, Elizabeth clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice, Government Services section, where she conducted legal research and assisted on several implied consent appeals. Elizabeth was also a law clerk at an intellectual property firm, Kolisch Hartwell P.C., where she worked on infringement analysis for trademarks and patents and drafted patent applications, takedown notices, and responses to Patent and Trademark Office actions.

Prior to law school, Elizabeth was a mechanical systems design and analysis engineer at Boeing in Long Beach, CA on the C-17 military cargo plane. While with Boeing she performed engineering analysis of service equipment and prepared equipment recommendation documents for the US Air Force C-17 fleet.

“Science and Deference: The ‘Best Available Science’ Mandate is a Fiction in the Ninth Circuit” published in Environmental Law Review Syndicate in Oct 2016.

Professional Certifications & Accolades

  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Environmental Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law School, Associate Editor and Ninth Circuit Review
  • Moot Court: Mock Trial, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2016
  • Moot Court: Regional Team Member, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2017
  • Black Belt Trial Advocacy Training Program Graduate
  • Engineering Certification: EIT, Washington 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon


  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2017
  • Gonzaga University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, 2011
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