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About Stoel Rives LLP

As a super-regional U.S. law firm, Stoel Rives LLP is a leader in regulatory and compliance work, corporate law, labor and employment law, land use law, and intellectual property law. The firm is the largest in the state of Oregon, where it was founded over 100 years ago.

Growing Up in Portlandia—And Beyond

Since its beginning as a firm founded by Pacific Northwest railroad lawyers in 1907, Stoel Rives has grown beyond its Northwest roots to include offices in six other states (Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Utah, and Washington state), plus the District of Columbia. Today, Stoel Rives attorneys serve as counsel for companies ranging from Fortune 100s to start-ups located throughout the nation and in several foreign countries. Well-known corporate clients have included Amazon; Monsanto; State Farm Insurance; Columbia Industries, Inc.; Ultradent Products, Inc.; Chevron USA; Harry and David; Rocky Mountain Power; and NW Natural Gas Company

Natural and Legal Resources

This full-service firm boasts strong practices in corporate, energy, environmental, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, employee benefits, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, renewable energy, product liability, food and beverage, agribusiness, health care, and technology. Stoel Rives founded and sponsors the annual Innovation Awards in Utah and Idaho to recognize local companies using cutting-edge technologies and practices. The firm also has a team of active bloggers who work on the Renewable + Law blog, World of Employment blog, Ahead of Schedule blog, and more—with each blog covering a niche area of the law. 

With one of the largest environmental practice groups among U.S. law firms, it is no wonder the firm consistently finds a place on Vault’s Best Law Firms for Clean Tech/Renewable Energy and Best Law Firms for Environmental Law rankings. The firm’s Arctic Law group helps clients navigate through issues unique to the region, from the regulatory framework associated with new transportation channels caused by climate change to high-profile disputes regarding environmental activism, land use, insurance claims, and more. Another environmental niche is the firm’s Protected Species group, which focuses heavily on issues surrounding the Endangered Species Act. The firm also has a dedicated Climate Change group that helps clients implement proactive strategies to tackle the changing regulatory landscape and corresponding uncertainties across industries.

Gone Green

Not surprising for a firm that focuses so heavily on environmental law, Stoel Rives has earned praise for its in-house green initiatives. The firm has a Sustainability Committee that leads firm wide efforts to become greener through education and programming. The firm offers employee subsidies for mass transit passes, provides bikes for workday errands, and has extensive recycling programs.

Stoel Rives LLP

760 SW Ninth Avenue
Suite 3000
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 224-3380

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Melissa A. Jones
Recruiting Chair: Bethany Brown
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
250 - 500
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

  • Anchorage, Boise: 1st year: $135,000, Summer associate: $2,596/week
  • Minneapolis: 1st year: $180,000; Summer associate: $3,462/week
  • Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City: 1st year: $165,000; Summer associate: $3,173/week
  • San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC: 1st year: $190,000; Summer associate: $3,654/week

Employment Contact

Bethany Brown
Director of Talent Acquisition
(206) 689-8744

No. of U.S. Offices: 10

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Anchorage, AK
Boise, ID
Minneapolis, MN
Portland, OR (HQ)
Sacramento, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

Major Departments

Agribusiness, Food, Beverage & Timber
Consumer Products, Manufacturing & Transportation
Energy & Natural Resources
Health Care & Education
Real Estate Construction & Development
Technology & Life Sciences
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.