Brian Best

Esq.

Brian believes in providing each of his clients with the absolute best representation, regardless of the case size or legal issues involved.   His practice focuses primarily on litigation including complex real estate and property disputes, breach of contract and other business matters.  He draws on his substantial litigation experience with landlord tenant disputes, property damage, personal injury, professional liability and medical malpractice cases to develop the most effective strategy and provide the best results for his clients.  Brian works closely with his clients to serve their specific needs and help navigate through complex legal issues.


Practice Highlights

Brian represents property owners in eminent domain and land use litigation. He has represented property owners whose property is targeted for condemnation by a variety of authorities including TriMet, Lane Transit District and other public entities in Oregon. Brian has successfully navigated legal issues regarding regulatory takings and inverse condemnation proceedings.

Brian works with business clients and their owners to find unique and effective solutions to an assortment of issues, from resolving contract disputes to compliance with noncompetition agreements. He relies on his litigation experience to assist his clients in developing practical, cost-effective solutions that avoid the need for future litigation.

Brian represents his clients in a variety of business and commercial disputes, participating in all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, settlement and dispute resolution, arbitration, jury trials and appeals. He relies on his experience with a wide range of civil litigation matters to develop unique and effective solutions to meet the needs of his clients.

Brian has acquired significant experience in healthcare law from successfully defending a variety of medical malpractice cases to representing physicians in medical board matters. His clients rely on his familiarity with a wide range of healthcare specific issues including HIPAA regulations and compliance, the Affordable Care Act as well as peer-review and other evidentiary issues in Oregon and Washington.  Brian’s experience with healthcare litigation assists his clients in developing practices and strategies to avoid future litigation.

Brian represents his clients in all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, settlement and dispute resolution, arbitration, jury trials and appeals. He has significant experience with healthcare litigation and has defended a variety of practitioners and facilities in multi-million dollar medical malpractice claims. During his career, Brian has acquired significant experience with complex medical issues that include neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, emergency medicine and birth-related injuries. Brian is comfortable representing his clients’ interests in any phase of litigation and draws on his experience to provide the best possible results.

Brian represents his clients in all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, settlement and dispute resolution, arbitration, jury trials and appeals. He has significant experience across a spectrum of civil litigation matters from property damage claims to a variety of personal injury actions including auto accident, premises liability and battery.  Brian is comfortable representing his clients’ interests in any phase of litigation and draws on his experience to provide the best possible results.

Professional Recognition

Business Experience

Brian’s education and work experience have given him the tools to help his clients navigate complex legal and business issues. Prior to law school, Brian worked as a manager for a prominent retailer where he gained valuable experience managing multiple aspects of the business.  Brian regularly relies on the insights gained from his business experience to develop strategies and solutions for his clients.

Education

  • J.D., Willamette College of Law
  • B.A., History with honors, Willamette University

Professional Affiliations

  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon New Lawyer’s Division
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Admitted In

  • Oregon

Community Services

  • Chapter Advisor Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Willamette University
  • Executive Board Member Portland Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association