Karin L. Schaffer



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

9333 Fairway View Place
Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
P (909) 987-5240
F (909) 987-5230

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Karin Schaffer is a partner at WSHB and actively practices in Oregon and California. She specializes in complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts involving construction; civil rights issues; professional liability; transportation; labor and employment matters, including the defense of discrimination and wage and hour matters; catastrophic injury; and general tort (personal injury and premises liability) and product liability. In addition to handling civil litigation matters, Karin’s practice focuses on providing clients’ executive teams with strategic advice on labor and employment issues, and resolving pre-litigation employment claims related to wrongful discharge, retaliation, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour compliance, and FMLA leave and employment agreements. She possesses a broad range of experience in handling transactional matters, including those in the areas of real estate, trust and estates, construction, and business.

Karin received her law degree from Loyola Marymount University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Originally born and raised in California, Karin enjoys running, hiking, paddle boarding and exploring the outdoors with her family.


Loyola School of Law (J.D., 2001)

University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1997)

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