Joel Wilson

Retired Shareholder

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1976 (inactive)
  • Oregon, 1980

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Peer Recognition


  • University of Missouri, School of Law - J.D., 1976

Practice Experience

Our friend and colleague, Joel Wilson, has retired after practicing law for 43 years. Joel's practice emphasis included defense of errors and omissions claims against architects, engineers, contractors, real estate agents and brokers, surveyors, appraisers, property managers, accountants, lawyers, corporate directors and officers, and security offering participants. The firm is grateful for Joel's many years of excellent client service and professionalism. Joel's colleagues, Laura Caldera at or Tom Hutchinson at, continue to provide legal services to clients in these practice areas. If you would like to contact Joel personally, he can be reached via email at

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • American Election (Observer, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member, Insurance Law Committee; Member, Professional Liability Committee)
  • Multnomah Bar Association (Member)
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (Member)
  • Former Assistant Attorney General, Tax Litigation and Governmental Tort Defense

Awards and Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 — Professional Liability: Defense)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 — Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants)
  • Named as a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation (2018, 2017, 2016)

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Speaker, "Thou Shall Not Breach: Ethics in Professional Liability Claims," Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability Seminar (2015)
  • Panelist, "Corporate Representative Depositions – Practicalities, Pitfalls and Strategies," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) Fall Seminar (2015)
  • Co-Speaker, "Thou Shalt Not Breach! How Allegations of Breaching Professional Ethics Affect the Defense of Professional Liability Claims,"  Defense Research Institute (DRI) Annual Meeting (2014)