John H. Chambers, Partner

John Chambers is a partner specializing in commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on construction litigation. John also provides general legal advice to construction, real estate, and business clients. John’s longstanding representation of construction industry clients includes representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in cases ranging from residential lien claims to complex litigation on multi-million dollar construction projects. John’s real estate experience encompasses both commercial and residential issues and includes representation of clients in judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, disputes involving the sale of real property, boundary line disputes, landlord tenant disputes, and specific performance actions. John has an extensive litigation background and has consistently obtained successful results at arbitration and trial. John is also a strong believer in alternative dispute resolution and has often achieved excellent results through the use of mediation in the early stages of litigation. John is a member of both the Construction and Real Estate Teams at Dunn Carney.

On a personal level, John enjoys many outdoor and athletic pursuits, including golf, basketball, tennis, camping and running. While at the University of Michigan, John was a multi-year letter winner in track and cross country.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1992
  • Washington, 2009
  • California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1993


  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1991
    Associate Editor, Oregon Law Review, 1990-1991
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1987

Presentations and Publications

  • Dunn Carney Construction Seminar, Do you know the terms of your contract?, Nov. 2011
  • Construction Seminar, sponsored by Dunn Carney, Contract Issues-Learn What Matters, Nov. 2010
  • Construction Lien Seminar,sponsored by Dunn Carney, Feb. 2010

Professional Associations

    • Oregon State Bar, Member of Construction Law, Litigation and Real Estate and Land Use Sections
    • State Bar of California, Member
    • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
    • Home Builders’ Association, Member