Bitner, R. Hunter II

111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 1940Portland, OR 97204

Updated: 03/10/2017


Hunter Bitner is the litigator whose practice focuses on civil litigation, construction defect litigation, product liability, medical and legal malpractice defense, insurance and insurance coverage disputes. Hunter is a frequent speaker on issues related to construction defect litigation and is an active member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel.


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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance and Insurance Coverage Disputes


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Oregon, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Classes and Seminars

  • Insurance in the Condominium Industry- " Duties Of Insurance Counsel", 2012, Presenter
  • Legal Issues For Oregon Professional Engineers- "Professional Liability Insurance for Engineers," 2012 , Presenter
  • NALS National Conference- "A Primer on Product Liability," 2012, Presenter
  • Deconstructing the Construction Litigation Case- " Contract Is Key? Tort Trumps? Recent Key Decisions," 2012, Presenter
  • Insurance for the Construction Industry- A primer and checklist for contractors, Dunn Carney Construction Seminar, October 2012, Presenter

Past Positions

  • Dunn Carney, Counsel
  • Hodgkinson Street LLC, Partner
  • Hoffman, Hart and Wagner LLP, Partner


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1993
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 1990
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: History


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Published Works

  • Author, Recent Oregon Supreme Court Decision on Use of Independent Medical Examiners, 2013
  • Author, " Erosion of an Exclusion." Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Winter, 2003
  • Co-author, "Health Effects of Jury Service," 18 Law and Psychology Review 269 (1993)
  • Co-author, Florida Lien Law Applicable to Care and Maintenance of Animals," Florida Thoroughbred, July 1994
  • Co-author, "1994 Texas Employer-Manual of Texas Employment Law." Littler, Fastiff, Tichy and Mathiason, 1994
  • Co-author, "Don't Bother Coming- A Study of Justice Courts of Dallas County." SMU Press. (Dallas Morning News, May 24, 1992, A 1)
  • Published Opinion Editorials for U.S. Senator Connie Mack in New York Times and Washington Post

Office Information


111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 1940Portland, OR 97204


  • 503-417-4250


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