Employee Rights

http://steelheadonthespey.com/gallery2/ We represent employees in cases involving unlawful discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour violations, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and all other types of employment disputes. We represent executives, media talent, and other employees in employment contract negotiations and severance agreements.

Health Care Professionals Employment, Contracts and Licensing

We represent physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses and other health care professionals on employment, contract and licensing matters.

Civil Rights

We represent minorities and women who have been discriminated against, mental health patients who have suffered from unconstitutional treatment, and individuals with disabilities seeking access to public accommodations

Labor Unions

We represent public and private sector labor unions in organizing, collective bargaining, arbitrations, unfair labor practices, employee benefits, political and legislative campaigns, and in internal organizational matters. The Oregonian newspaper has recognized that “in three decades defending Oregon workers, [we have] represented a micro-economy of employees.” We have the creativity and strategic insight to assist our union clients to build and strengthen their membership.

Consumer Rights

We represent consumers who have incurred unlawful charges from banks and other companies, suffered from predatory loan practices and been subjected to unlawful robocalls.


Gene Mechanic is a Mediator, assisting parties to resolve the most complex to the more routine lawsuit, applying his four decades of litigation experience which began as a federal and state court litigator with the New York State Attorney General’s office. Gene received training in “Mediating the Litigated Case” from Pepperdine University Law School’s Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution.

    • 65 S.W. Yamhill Street, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97204
    • Phone: 503-384-2070
    • Fax: 503-894-5022