Colleen grew up in the Portland area and obtained her law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School. As the daughter of a certified nurse midwife, she learned about the pregnancy and birth process as well as the importance of representing medical providers early in life. She has represented physicians, midwives, nurses, clinics, and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation in Oregon and Washington for over twelve years. She also represents medical professionals before their licensing boards. Before joining Keating Jones Hughes, Colleen was a partner at another Portland medical malpractice defense firm. She has also worked for a small employment law firm, clerked for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Henry Kantor and served as a certified law student in the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office where she obtained early trial experience. When outside the office, Colleen enjoys spending time with her three spirited children, cooking, hiking, and reading.

Professional Organizations

  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Oregon Women Lawyers


  • “Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit,” OHSU Midwifery Student Integration, Portland Oregon, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  •  “Too HIPAA to be Scared: Tips for Confident Maintenance of Medical Records,” OADC Annual Convention, Sunriver Oregon, 2019
  • “Midwifing the Midwife: Preventing Second Victim Trauma in Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions,” American College of Nurse-Midwives, Annual Meeting, May 2021
  • “Claim Trends – Standardized Processes,” The Oregon Clinic, August 2021
  • “Subpoenas – Pitfalls and Practices,” Strategic Radiology, Patient Safety Organization, National Bi-Annual Meeting, September 2021

Practice Groups


  • Lewis and Clark Law School – J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • Scripps College – B.A., cum laude, History with minors in Spanish and Political Science, 2003

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon