Brian R. Talcott, Partner

Brian Talcott is a partner in Dunn Carney’s Litigation Practice Group. He is the firm’s lead appellate attorney, and has briefed and argued numerous appeals in the state and federal appellate courts.  Brian also specializes in insurance coverage, professional liability defense and complex civil litigation.

In  2009-2016, Oregon Super Lawyers recognized Brian as a Super Lawyer in Appellate Law.  In 2014-2016, Brian was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Appellate Law.  Brian serves on the Board of Directors for Classroom Law Project.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 2000


  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1996
    Oregon Law Review, Managing Editor, 1995-1996
  • University of California at San Diego, B.A., Political Science, 1991

Professional Associations

  • Oregon State Bar,
    Board of Bar Examiners, 2002-2005, Vice Chair 2004-2005
  • Multnomah County Local Professional Responsibility Committee, 2007-2008
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
    Board of Directors, 2008-2010
  • Classroom Law Project, Board of Directors, 2012-present

Published Works and Presentations

  • Medical Expenses (Co-author), 1 Damages Ch. 7, Oregon State Bar CLE, 1998 & Supp. 2002
  • Trial Motions (Co-author), 2 Civil Litigation Manual Ch. 24, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2009
  • Overview and Scope of Discovery (Co-Author), Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon Ch. 14, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2009
  • Comprehensive Personal Liability Coverage (Co-author), 2 Insurance Ch. 28 Supp., Oregon State Bar CLE, 2003
  • Overview of Oregon’s Law for Insurance Agents/Brokers’ and Agents and Brokers Errors & Omissions Insurance Coverage, Independent Agents and Brokers of Oregon (IIABO)

Best Lawyers Award Badge


Oregon Appellate Attorney
rated by Super Lawyers