Of Counsel

Melissa L. Tahir

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Selected as a Rising Star: 2016-2017

Melissa defends medical malpractice and hospital liability cases throughout Oregon and Washington. Melissa has extensive experience representing long-term care facilities, including assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. She also represents medical providers before their licensing boards.
Prior to joining Keating Jones Hughes in 2018, she worked for eight years at another Portland defense firm. After law school, Melissa clerked for the Honorable Jean K. Maurer, former Presiding Judge of Multnomah County Circuit Court. Prior to law school, Melissa worked as a claims adjuster.  

Practice Areas
    •    Medical malpractice and personal injury defense
    •    Professional Liability
    •    Healthcare Law

    •    Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 2005
    •    Atkinson Graduate School of Management, M.B.A., 2005
    •    Western Oregon University, B.A. English, 2000

Bar/Court Admissions
    •    Oregon State Bar
    •    Washington State Bar

Professional Organizations
    •    Multnomah Bar Association (Member, Judicial Screening Committee 2015 –2018)
    •    Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
    •    Oregon State Bar (Member, Procedure and Practice Committee 2013-2014;
            Uniform Civil Jury Instruction Committee 2015-2017)
    •    Oregon Women Lawyers

    •    “Reflections of the Honorable Jean K. Maurer in Her Last Months as
             Presiding Judge of Multnomah County Circuit Court,” The Verdict, Fall 2011