Barnes H. Ellis

Barnes Ellis is a partner at Stoel Rives LLP practicing in the area of business litigation, including securities, antitrust, corporate governance, professional liability, consumer and commercial law.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 1989-2009
  • Selected as an Oregon Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, 2006-2007, 2009
  • Portland’s pick, top litigators in Oregon, The National Law Journal, 2006
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon: Star) by Chambers USA (currently: Litigation: General Commercial), 2004-2010 - One of only three starred individuals in the Oregon Litigation category
  • Received The Judge Learned Hand Award from The American Jewish Committee
  • Named Honorary Alumnus of Northwest School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, and is a member of that school’s Board of Visitors, 1998
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1980-2009
  • Member, American Bar Association Antitrust and Litigation Sections
  • Member, Litigation, Securities and Antitrust Sections, Oregon State Bar
  • Chair, Oregon Public Defense Services Commission
  • Barrister, Owen M. Panner Inns of Court; White House Fellow, 1967-1968
  • Prior Chairman of Oregon Commission on the Judicial Branch (which successfully proposed major legislative restructuring of the state court system)
  • Served on Board of Governors of the Oregon State Bar
  • Former Assistant to United States Attorney General
  • Barnes has lectured extensively on damages, mediation, antitrust, securities enforcement, trial practice, evidence and expert witnesses.
Civic Activities
  • Chair, Oregon Public Defense Services Commission, 2001-2009
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Metropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc., 1971-1999
  • Harvard Law School, LLB, 1964, magna cum laude
    Board of editors, Harvard Law Review, 1964
    Stanford Law School, 1961-1962
  • Yale University, BA English literature, 1961, magna cum laude, with honors
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, 1957
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for Oregon, Western District of Washington, and Northern District of California
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court

Mr. Ellis received the Honorary Alumnus Award from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1997.