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Steve Crew joined Mark O’Donnell and Kelly Clark as a partner in 2007, and immediately became the firm’s principle trial attorney.

In a world where seasoned trial attorneys are becoming a rarity, Steve has been the lead attorney in over 100 jury trials.  In fact, he obtained the largest antitrust jury verdict ever decided in the Pacific Northwest. The famous $84 Million verdict against Weyerhaeuser reflects Steve’s ability to win against a timber giant possessing unlimited resources.

The lawyers in the greater Metropolitan Portland area recognize Steve as a premier litigator with a flawless reputation.  As a result, Steve has a ‘Preeminent’ AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell.  He also has been chosen as an Oregon Super Lawyer for four consecutive years – an award limited to the top 5% of all Oregon lawyers.

Steve Crew specializes in business, commercial, and personal injury litigation. He has represented businesses and individuals in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies for over thirty years. Steve’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including actions involving forest products and tobacco.  He is also a strong advocate for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  With every settlement or jury verdict, he and his team are helping his clients stand up to their abusers and the organizations of trust who allow those predators to continue their abuse.    

Steve has represented individuals and businesses, prosecuting and defending claims for professional malpractice, violations of antitrust and securities laws, environmental contamination, breaches of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud, product liability, real estate transactions, lender liability and other business torts.

Prior to his move to O'Donnell Clark & Crew LLP, Steve was a partner in the Portland firm of Ramis, Crew and Corrigan, LLP.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School, a Business Administration degree from University of Oregon and an International Business Certificate from the Netherlands School of International Business.


 Areas of Expertise

  • business and commercial litigation
  • professional malpractice
  • violations of antitrust and securities laws
  • environmental contamination
  • breaches of fiduciary duty
  • breach of contract
  • fraud
  • product liability
  • real estate transactions
  • lender liability
  • business torts
  • child abuse and elder abuse


  • Decades of experience in virtually all types of business and commercial litigation
  • Partner, Ramis, Crew and Corrigan, also in Portland
  • Assistant Public Defender from 1975 to 1980
    • Represented clients in State court proceedings involving every aspect of the case — from pre-trial investigation to trial and appeal
    • Primarily responsible for major felony cases involving charges ranging from robbery and rape to kidnapping and murder
  • Research assistant/intern, European Court of Human Rights, 1973
    • Performed legal research and prepared memoranda for legal counsel to the European Commission on Human Rights
  • Awarded “Super Lawyer” status by Super Lawyers magazine
  • Highest legal and ethical rating (AV) as determined by Martindale-Hubbell®


  • Juris Doctor, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, 1978
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Oregon, 1974
  • Degree in International Business, Netherlands School of International Business, 1973
Mr. Crew is also very involved with the legal community and is a member of a
number of the following professional associations:

Member Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Antitrust and Trade Committee
    • Litigation Committee
  • Oregon State Bar
    • Defense of Indigent Accused Committee, past chair
    • Litigation Section
    • Business Litigation Section
    • Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Counsel
    • Antitrust Section
    • Criminal Law Section
  • Multnomah Bar Association
    • Professionalism Committee, past chair
    • Defense of Indigent Accused Committee, past chair
    • Equality on the Legal Profession Committee
  • Oregon Criminal Justice Council
  • Psychiatric Security Review Board
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Campaign for Equal Justice
  • St. Andrew’s Legal Clinic, Volunteer
  • Senior Law Project, Volunteer
    • Received small firm pro bono award
  • Network Behavioral Healthcare, board member and past chair
  • Ecunet Housing, board member and past chair

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