Carla_J__Grabarek

Senior Counsel

Carla J. Grabarek

Location

12755 SW 69th Avenue
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97223
P (971) 256-4010
F (971) 275-1928

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Bio

Carla Grabarek is senior counsel in WSHB’s Portland office, where her practice focuses on civil litigation involving construction, professional liability, and the gamut of complex general liability matters. Carla is a graduate of the Lewis & Clark Law School, where she entered as a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. Throughout most of law school, Carla was employed full-time at an executive business coaching company. She received her undergraduate degree in biology, cum laude, with a certificate in secondary education at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Prior to attending law school, Carla was a high school biology teacher.

Carla gained extensive experience working with clients and the courts as an intern at the Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic, handling extremely complex and hotly contested matters.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking rain or shine with her husband.

 

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D., 2015)

Gonzaga University (B.A., 2008, cum laude)

Licensed to Practice in:

Oregon

Practice Areas

Construction
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  • Defense of general contractors and developers in multi-party complex construction defect litigation.
  • Representation of developers and contractors against construction-related claims involving single-family residential and mixed-use buildings.
Complex Tort and Casualty
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  • Defense of developers and contractors against construction job site accident claims and OSHA and WISHA regulation violations.
  • Defense of claims involving premises liability issues, including accidents, premises defect claims, and disputes over property ownership rights and obligations.
  • Defense of claims involving farm and ranch liability, including animal containment systems and livestock running at large.

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