Kristin Asai is a Portland trial attorney who is well versed in all stages of commercial litigation. Ms. Asai has successfully represented clients in numerous state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. She has effectively resolved matters involving contract and commercial lease disputes, class actions, trade secrets, professional negligence, environmental law and shareholder and partnership disputes. She also has significant experience handling election challenges and government litigation in Oregon and Washington.
Ms. Asai is a leader in the community. She is president of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA) and serves as the coordinator for Holland & Knight’s 2020 Rising Stars class. She also is a former chair of the Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Committee. In 2014, Ms. Asai was selected by the Oregon State Bar to serve on a nine-member committee charged with writing the anti-bias rule for the bar's Rules of Professional Conduct. She also served on a committee that helped Oregon's first Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, Minoru Yasui, receive recognition for his lifetime commitment to justice. In addition, Ms. Asai serves on the Arts Education Committee for the Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland.
After law school, Ms. Asai was a law clerk for the Honorable Ancer L. Haggerty at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
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