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.


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. She has successfully handled hundreds of appeals and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Scott O’Donnell is an accomplished trial attorney, defending physicians and hospitals in Oregon and Washington. He recently became a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Peter Tuenge is an incisive and energetic trial attorney who has been lauded by peer organizations as a rising star in Oregon’s defense bar. In addition to litigation of malpractice cases, Molly Marcum has handled hundreds of administrative proceedings before most health professional licensing Boards in Oregon, at all stages through resolution. She has also handled appeals of termination by Health Plans and national Certification Boards, with successful results. Peter Eidenberg is a trial attorney who has assisted in the litigation and trial of many high profile and complex cases. Hillary Taylor focuses on appellate litigation and excels in unwinding complex legal issues both at trial and on appeal.

The KJH Defense Team

Karen Wiggins is of counsel. Karen has years of experience in litigating complex cases and providing exhaustive case work-up and preparation for trial.   

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, all having 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 healthcare, medical negligence, 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 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

Keating Jones Hughes, Recognized By Best Lawyers