Damien R. Hall

Key Expertise

Real Estate



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Damien R. Hall

Monica DeLong

Damien Hall focuses his practice on land use and real estate, issues arising in urban redevelopment, public/private partnerships, and utility scale renewable energy projects.

Damien represents both property owners and local governments, helping them navigate Oregon’s unique land use requirements and political sensitivities to controlled growth and land development. His approach is based on working collaboratively with developers, local government, and communities to establish common objectives and allow clients to achieve their development goals. In addition to his land use practice, Damien regularly assists clients with real estate transactions, natural resources law, municipal law, and formation and organization of business entities.

Damien is actively involved in development and affordable housing issues in Portland. He is an active member of BOMA, NAIOP, and ULI, was appointed by the Portland City Council to the Home Forward Board of Commissioners, and is on the Board of Directors for Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI).

He is also active in renewable energy development throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is an active member of Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association (OSSIA) and Renewables Northwest, presents regularly on renewable energy facility siting, and has participated in local and state level rulemaking for utility scale photovoltaic solar energy generation projects in both Oregon and Washington.

In addition to his professional engagements, Damien is dedicated to the community. He was appointed by the Metro Council to the Metropolitan Exposition and Recreation Commission (MERC), which oversees the region’s visitor venues, including the Convention Center, Expo Center, and Portland’s performance arts venues. He is also on the Board of Directors for CareOregon, a nonprofit providing health plan services to four Coordinated Care Organizations, serving about 500,000 Oregonians. CareOregon’s vision is healthy communities for all individuals, regardless of income or social circumstances.






Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 2008

University of Southern California, B.S., Public Policy, Planning and Management, 2005


Recognized by Portland Business Journal’s 2016 “Forty Under 40”

2015 Runner-Up, Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40”

2015 National Black Lawyers Top 100

“Up and Coming Lawyer,” Daily Journal of Commerce, 2011

The Best Lawyers in America list since 2020

Chambers USA Band 2, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2022

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

Honors & Recognitions

“Up and Coming Lawyer,” Daily Journal of Commerce, 2011

Recognized by Portland Business Journal’s 2016 “Forty Under 40”

The Best Lawyers in America list since 2020

The Legal 500 Next Generation Partners, Land Use/Zoning, 2022

Chambers USA Band 2, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2022

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