Donald E. Templeton, Partner

Don Templeton is a partner at Dunn Carney, and is leader of the litigation practice section.  Don has a diverse litigation practice, including over two decades of experience in the areas of insurance coverage, professional liability, product liability, insurance defense, and business litigation.  Don has successfully tried to verdict numerous cases in the state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington.  In addition to his extensive trial experience, Don has successfully resolved numerous disputes through arbitration and mediation.

Don was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2015 in the field of Insurance Law.   In 2006-2014, Oregon Super Lawyers recognized Don as a Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage.  He is also on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1984
  • Oregon, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 1987


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • University of Oregon, B.S., Political Science, 1981


  • Civil Litigation Manual Ch. 25, Trial Motions, Oregon State Bar CLE Supp., 1999
  • Insurance Ch. 28, Comprehensive Personal Liability Coverage, Oregon State Bar CLE Supp., 1999
  • Damages Ch. 7, Medical Expenses, Oregon State Bar CLE, 1998
  • Arbitration and Mediation, Ch. 11, Arbitration Under PIP/UM/UIM Provisions in Automobile Insurance Policies, Oregon State Bar CLE, 1996 and Supp., 2000
  • Insurance Ch. 28, Comprehensive Personal Liability Coverage, Oregon State Bar CLE, Revision, 1996

Representative Clients

  • Alaska National Insurance
  • Berkley North Pacific Insurance
  • Country Financial
  • Oregon State Bar Professional Liability  Fund
  • Sentry Insurance

 Professional Associations and Organizations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, 1993-1996; Chairperson, 1995-1996
  • Oregon Board of Bar Examiners, 1999-2002, Chairperson, 2001-2002
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute


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