Keating Jones Hughes, P.C.

is respected as a leader among Oregon defense firms. With a focus on litigation, defending medical, healthcare and other professionals, our lawyers bring exceptional trial experience to the courtroom. Hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers throughout Oregon and southwest Washington rely on us to solve their litigation needs and take even the toughest cases to trial. Our signatures communicate excellent legal work and results for our clients.


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Senior trial counsel Bob Keating and Steve Jones have successfully tried hundreds of medical cases in their careers. Both are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates. In addition to her trial work, Lindsey Hughes is a highly regarded Oregon appellate lawyer. Scott O’Donnell is an accomplished litigator and defends physicians and hospitals all around the state.  Peter Tuenge is an incisive and energetic trial attorney who has been lauded by peer organizations as a rising star among Oregon’s defense bar. Molly Marcum has been with the firm for more than twenty years, representing physicians and nurses in licensing matters, hospitals in credentialing matters, and assisting in the defense of complex cases. Peter Eidenberg is a trial attorney who has assisted in the litigation and trial of many high profile and complex cases.      

The KJH Defense Team

Karen Wiggins and Tamara Arthur, DO, are of counsel.  Karen has years of experience in litigating complex cases and providing exhaustive case work-up and preparation for trial.  Dr. Arthur has the distinction of being both a medical doctor and an attorney.  She is an invaluable in-house resource on complex medical issues, as well as an ardent legal advocate in litigation.   

Our accomplished associate lawyers are a valuable part of our team, assisting in all aspects of the defense, from assignment through final resolution. Several have worked for respected trial and appellate judges.

Experienced paralegals are also a critical part of our team. One is an R.N., and all have years of experience in medical defense. Their assistance, from the initial compilation and review of medical records, to preparation for trial, is essential to the end result.

We all share:

  • The desire to defend and represent professionals
  • The intelligence and work ethic needed to achieve efficient and winning results
  • The reward of knowing the preparation was complete and the case was well tried


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Practice Areas

For over thirty years our lawyers have had a principal role in shaping Oregon law regarding the provision of healthcare and the reach of professional liability

Our attention is foremost on healthcare and professional liability defense. We have represented physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers in hundreds of trials and other litigated cases. Over the years we have helped shape much of Oregon law relating to hospital and medical defense. Our litigation experience extends to civil rights and complex litigation, premises liability, employment matters, and unfair trade claims.

We also represent hospitals and providers in a wide array of administrative, medical and nursing board, agency, and regulatory matters. We regularly consult on issues involving EMTALA, HIPAA, and other issues related to federal standards and compliance.

We frequently receive appellate referrals from clients and other lawyers who seek our appellate expertise. Professional liability insurers retain us to help other lawyers untangle complicated legal and procedural issues at trial and on appeal. Our professional liability work includes defending lawyers in claims brought against them.


Dedicated professionals defending hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers

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