Ian Baldwin is a partner in WSHB's Portland office, handling a variety of complex civil litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on real estate, construction, and property disputes. His areas of expertise also include transportation and personal injury. Ian currently serves as Chair of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel's Construction Practice Group.

Prior to joining WSHB, Ian clerked for the Honorable Kathleen M. Dailey of the Multnomah County Circuit Court. He received his law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Washington D.C. While attending George Mason, Ian placed 1st among his class of over 150 peers in George Mason's first-year moot court competition.

Outside of his law practice, Ian places a strong emphasis on his community involvement. Before pursuing law, he completed a year of public service with AmeriCorps, where he worked as a tutor and career counselor for underprivileged youth in Seattle. In his free time, Ian serves as the assistant debate coach at Lincoln High School.



  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 2015)
  • University of Oregon (B.A., 2010, cum laude)

Licensed to Practice in

  • Oregon
  • Washington


Events, Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Keynote Speaker, “The Coming Wave of Construction Disputes: How Covid-19 and Supply Chain Issues Will Impact the Landscape of Construction Defect Litigation,” Portland, OR, April 19, 2023


Community Activities

  • Assistant Debate Coach at Lincoln High School


  • Chair, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel's Construction Practice Group

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation and Construction Law in Portland, OR (2021 - 2024)

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