Gene Mechanic began his legal career as a New York State Deputy Assistant Attorney General. He focuses his practice on employment, labor, health care, and civil rights litigation. During the past forty years, Gene has argued and tried hundreds of cases throughout the country in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative agencies. He has won many jury verdicts and court and administrative decisions for his clients, including complex, class action lawsuits.
Gene is also a mediator, applying his experience, knowledge and negotiation skills to assist parties in resolving the most complex to the more routine lawsuits.
Gene is creative, incisive, and tenacious in achieving his clients’ goals. The Oregonian newspaper has recognized Gene’s “history of legal success.” Oregonian columnist Steve Duin has referred to Gene as “one of the great names in the history of the bar.” Gene has received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV preeminent attorney peer rating, the highest rating given for professional skill and ethics. He is listed in Oregon Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America®. He is also a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, an association honoring leading labor and employment lawyers nationwide.
Gene has authored numerous articles and bar association book chapters on employment, labor, health care, employee benefits law, and legal ethics. He is also is a frequent speaker at lawyer conferences on those subjects.
United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the Second Sixth and Ninth Circuits; United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Western District of New York, District of Oregon, District of Colorado, Southern District of Florida