Donald E. Templeton
Don Templeton is a partner at Dunn Carney, and is co-leader of the Litigation Team. Don has a diverse litigation practice, including more than three decades of experience in the areas of insurance coverage, professional liability, insurance defense, real estate litigation, estate and trust litigation, and business litigation.
Don has successfully tried to verdict more than 50 cases in the state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington. In addition to his extensive trial experience, Don has successfully resolved numerous cases and disputes through arbitration and mediation.
At the beginning of each case and matter, Don talks with the client about the client’s goals and options, and then develops a plan to achieve the client’s goals. Don involves the client in the decision making process from beginning to end. Don aggressively represents the client’s interests and position, while at the same time remaining pragmatic to achieve the client’s goals as efficiently and economical as possible. This includes exploring early options of resolving the dispute when the client wants to explore these options.
Outside the office, Don enjoys playing golf, walking the family dog, and exploring the scenic areas of Oregon and Washington.
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
Damages Ch. 11, Wrongful Death, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2016 Revisions
Arbitration and Mediation, Ch. 11, Arbitration Under PIP/UM/UIM Provisions in Automobile Insurance Policies, Oregon State Bar CLE, 1996 and Supp., 2000
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
Insurance Ch. 28, Comprehensive Personal Liability Coverage, Oregon State Bar CLE, Revision, 1996
Alaska National Insurance
Berkley North Pacific Insurance
Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund
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
Honors & Recognitions
Oregon Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage, 2006-present
Best Lawyers in America 2013-2021 Editions for Insurance Law
Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law*, Portland, Oregon. (*“2021 Lawyer of the Year”designation indicates the highest overall peer-feedback for the practice area of Insurance Law )