Gordon L. Osaka, Attorney at Law, is an employment law firm in Portland, Oregon. As a solo practitioner, he provides unparalleled representation and defense to employers on labor and employment issues. He works closely with management, answering employment questions and developing successful defense strategies to protect the employer and its business. He has tried hundreds of cases to judges and juries. He understands that labor and employment litigation is time-consuming, costly, and...Read more
Gordon L. Osaka, Attorney at Law, is an employment law firm in Portland, Oregon. As a solo practitioner, he provides unparalleled representation and defense to employers on labor and employment issues. He works closely with management, answering employment questions and developing successful defense strategies to protect the employer and its business. He has tried hundreds of cases to judges and juries. He understands that labor and employment litigation is time-consuming, costly, and disruptive to business and, to that end, he understands the importance of a swift, cost-effective resolution of grievances and lawsuits.
Gordon Osaka's practice includes:
- Sexual Harassment
- Hostile Work Environment
- Employment Contracts
- Covenant Not To Compete
- Trade Secret
- Workers' Compensation Discrimination
- Wage and Hour
- Exempt & Non-Exempt
- Collective Bargaining Grievances
- Race, Gender, Religion Title VII Discrimination
- Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans Disability Act (ADA)
- Citizenship Discrimination
- Wrongful Discharge
- OSHA Violation
- Service Contract Act
Over 30 Years of Experience in Employer Litigation Defense
With over 30 years of employment law experience, Gordon Osaka has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of employment law. With over 30 years of actual trial experience, he understands the nuances and strategies that lead to a successful, cost-effective resolution of civil lawsuits and collective bargaining grievances.
Mr. Osaka is a perfectionist and personally prepares every case for trial. He does not waste time or client money on tactics which have little chance of success. His defense strategy typically begins with an extensive investigation of the claim, followed by a multi-page position statement, with exhibits, which he considers to be the employer's blue-print for success.
Mr. Osaka's reputation amongst his peers and federal and state court judges is outstanding. He has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's AV rating which is voted on by his peers ("A" the highest legal abilities; "V" the highest ethical character). He is frequently called upon by his peers to be a mediator or arbitrator to resolve disputes.
Mr. Osaka personally works one-on-one with management and employers. He prides himself on quickly grasping the employer's concern and completing projects quickly. He prides himself on being client accessible, usually returning phone calls and emails the same day. He is here to serve the employer.
Mr. Osaka has maintained a strong relationship with the legal community. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar and is licensed to practice in all Oregon courts, as well as the United States District Court of Oregon and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has represented clients in Washington, Idaho, California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Florida through pro hac vice associations.
He has been a member and director of the Multnomah County Bar Association, the Oregon Bar's Committee on Civil Jury Instruction, Board of Bar Examiners, and Affirmative Action Committee, and has served as director for the Asian Pacific American Law Association of Oregon.
His billing practice is simple: Provide exceptional value for the employer's dollar. He is a boutique specialty labor and employment law firm and does not charge for usual and customary long distance calls, postage, faxes, or paralegal time. He does not mark up costs that are passed on the client.
Away from the office and court, Gordon Osaka enjoys family, friends, tennis, and swimming.Read less
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