K. Patrick Neill

K. Patrick Neill

Practice Emphasis
Litigation
Managing Partner

Education
University of Southern California, J.D. (1971)
(Order of the Coif)
Hiram College, B.A. (1968)
(summa cum laude)

Pat joined the firm as a partner in 1975, after two years with Stoel Rives, LLP in Portland and two years with Quinney & Neill in Eugene. Throughout his career, Pat has focused on commercial litigation. He became the firm’s managing partner in January, 2003. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1989.

Pat is a native Oregonian. His family moved to the Midwest where he spent most of his school years. He attended Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio where he was a psychology major and pursued his dream of playing professional baseball. Once he realized the dream was out of his reach, he decided to go to law school in order to return to Oregon. He attended the University of Southern California Law School, where he graduated first in his class. His two years in Portland confirmed for him that he was better suited for a smaller town, resulting in his move to Eugene.

Pat has lived in Pleasant Hill since 1976. He and his wife, Sarah, raised their three sons there. Pat served for many years on the Pleasant Hill School Board and was an officer of the Oregon School Boards Association. He spent many years as a youth baseball and basketball coach.

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