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Robert W. Wilkinson
Construction Defect, Litigation, Community Associations, Hospitality, Construction and Design, Public Agencies and Schools
Robert Wilkinson is a trial attorney with a broad practice in General Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and extensive experience handling construction disputes, including Construction Defect and property damage claims. He has successfully represented the owners of condominiums, townhomes, apartments, affordable housing communities, hotels, retirement centers, and commercial buildings in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah. Mr. Wilkinson has successfully represented many individual residential homeowners grappling with construction problems at their homes in lawsuits against developers, general contractors, and subcontractors.
In addition to construction defect and property damage claims, Mr. Wilkinson drafts and negotiates construction and design contracts, and handles disputes that may arise during the course of construction. Mr. Wilkinson has extensive experience working for school districts in Oregon embarking on construction and rehabilitation work. Additionally, Mr. Wilkinson has co-authored the Oregon School Construction Contract Manual for Oregon School Board Association.
Mr. Wilkinson has authored articles on construction law, and is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars and organization meetings. He is a member of the Construction Section of the American Bar Association, the Inns of Court, the Construction Section of the Oregon State Bar, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, where he serves on the Publication Committee. He is also a member of Community Association Institute’s Education Committee, as well as an arbitrator and mediator with the Arbitration Service of Portland. Mr. Wilkinson devotes volunteer time to Legal Aid Services of Oregon, representing victims of domestic violence in contested restraining order hearings.
Before joining Ball Janik LLP as an associate attorney, Mr. Wilkinson worked as a federal law clerk in Portland, Oregon. Before law school, Mr. Wilkinson served for two years in the Peace Corps in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, West Africa, where he coordinated well-digging projects. He also spent time in New Mexico with an organization providing residential services to at-risk youth impacted by gang activity. Mr. Wilkinson resides in Portland with his wife, three children, and assorted pets.
- J.D., 1999
University of Oregon School of Law
Articles Editor, Oregon Law Review
- B.A., American History, 1991
- The Best Lawyers in America list since 2018
- Oregon Super Lawyers list, 2015-2021
- 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
- 2005 Pro Bono Award of Merit, Multnomah Bar Association
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- “Ongoing Maintenance/Repairs & Construction/Getting your Money Back”, Multifamily NW, May 12th, 2022
- “Laying the Foundation for a Successful Construction Project”, Oregon School Board Association, April 2022
- “Top 10 Things School Attorneys Should Know About Public Contracting” Council of School Attorneys, November 2021
- “Working With Experts” Multnomah Bar Association, October 2021
- “When You Suspect Failures in Construction or Repairs” Multifamily NW Spectrum Conference, September 2021
CAI OR: COVID-19 & Your Community, April 2021
Recurring Maintenance Costs May Mean Defective Construction, Oregon Association of School Business Officials, April 2021
- Recurring Maintenance Costs May Mean Defective Construction, Oregon Association of School Business Officials, November 2020
- Bonds, Ballots, and Buildings, Oregon School Boards Association, February 2020