Allen Eraut - Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth PC

Allen Eraut

Allen Eraut enjoys an active litigation practice defending personal injury and property claims. He has defended local and national companies in asbestos litigation, handled multi-million-dollar casualty cases, and managed construction defect cases for both general contractors and subcontractors.

Allen has a wide variety of trial, arbitration, and mediation experience and has successfully argued in front of the Oregon Court of Appeals and Land Use Board of Appeals. He also has tried ten cases to verdict, including two recent defense verdicts on multi-tenant construction defect cases. The Best Lawyers in America, a respected guide to the nation's most outstanding attorneys, lists Allen in the categories of construction litigation and product liability litigation defense.

After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law, Allen clerked for Judge Lyle Velure at Lane County Circuit Court, where he gained firsthand knowledge of effective motion and trial practice. He spent three years with the Medford, Oregon firm Frohnmayer Deatherage, and five years with a large Northwest law firm defending individuals and businesses in civil lawsuits. Allen joined Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth in 2008, and is a shareholder with the firm.

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Representative Matters
Defense verdict in favor of a roofing contractor in a two-week construction defect trial.
Defense verdict after a hard-fought, three-month construction defect trial involving a condominium complex on the Oregon Coast.
Carefully built a factual record and successfully moved for summary judgment on a $7 million dollar Employer Liability Law Claim involving a catastrophic construction site accident.
Successfully represented a group of homeowners at local regulatory hearings at the Land Use Board of Appeals in a suit involving the installation of a cell phone tower.
Prepared and argued many successful summary judgment motions on behalf of national companies faced with asbestos litigation.
Defense verdict in favor of a local water utility on a complicated personal injury claim involving an unusual reaction to a chemical exposure.
Effectively resolved dozens of claims against construction companies through low-cost settlements, or outright dismissals.

Practice Areas
Asbestos Litigation
Insurance Defense
Product Liability
Construction Defect

J.D., University of Oregon, School of Law, Eugene, OR -- 1999
B.S., Santa Clara University, Political Science, Santa Clara, CA -- 1996

Bar Admissions
Admitted to Oregon State Bar, 1999
Admitted to Washington State Bar, 2001

Professional and Civic Involvement
Classroom Law Project
Campaign for Equal Justice, Mid-Size Firm Partners Committee
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 2019 Board of Directors, 2017-2018 Construction Section Chair
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Lawyers for Literacy

Articles and Presentations
Contributing author, Oregon Automobile Law Compliation, 2019
Presenter, HarrisMartin Northwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2019
Presenter, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Annual Convention, 2019
Author, “Oregon Supreme Court Addresses Bad-faith Processing of Claims Allegations & Elder Financial Abuse,” The Verdict, 2018 
Moderator, “What Can I Say? Ethical Reporting on the Tripartite Relationship,” OADC Convention, 2018
Co-author, “$500,000 Non-economic Damages Cap Successfully Challenged,” CLM Magazine, 2018
Moderator, “What to Do When Mediation Fails,” OADC Construction Practice Group Meeting, 2018 
Presenter, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Defense Practice Academy, 2017
Co-author, “Jurisdiction Limited for Out-of-state Defendants,” CLM Magazine, 2017
Co-author, “No Place Like Home: The Latest on General Jurisdiction,” The Voice, 2017
Presenter, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Construction Trivia Challenge, 2017
Co-author, “Don't Touch My Six Years! What Goodwin Says About Breach of Contract Statute of Limitations,” The Verdict, 2017
Presenter, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Annual Convention, 2016
Author, “Oregon Discards 'Bare Metal Defense' for Products Liability Cases,” The Verdict, 2016
Co-author, “Another State Says 'Yes' to Consent Judgments," The Voice, 2016
Co-author, “Oregon Says 'Yes' to Consent Judgments,” OSB Construction Law Section Newsletter, 2016
Author, “Compensatory Damages,” 2015 Damages CLE Supplement
Presenter, "Northwest Litigation & Coverage," Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Training, 2015
Presenter, MC Consultants 20th Annual West Region Construction Litigation and Insurance Coverage Conference, 2014
Presenter, MC Consultants 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Construction Defect Law Seminar, Seattle, WA, 2014
Presenter, MC Consultants 19th Annual West Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference, 2013
Presenter, "Lessons from an Epic Trial," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Fall Seminar, 2012
Author, Case Notes, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Quarterly
Co-author, "Compensatory Damages," 2007 Damages CLE Supplement
Co-author, "Defamation and Invasion of Privacy," 2002 Damages CLE Supplement
Editor, "We, the Jury, Object!" by Hon. Lyle C. Velure, OSB Litigation Journal


Did you know?
Allen commutes to work every day by bicycle, rain or shine (and it rains a lot in Portland).