Joseph A. Field

Joe Field is an active litigation and bankruptcy attorney who specializes in complex, multi-party cases before bankruptcy, state and federal courts. His trial experience includes a broad range of commercial, real estate and financial fraud cases. Joe represents plaintiffs and defendants, creditors and debtors. Past clients include public and private corporations, insurance companies, municipalities and individuals with serious litigation issues. Joe is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington. He founded Field & Associates, the predecessor to Field Jerger, in 1994. Joe is a frequent author and regular speaker on bankruptcy, litigation and collection topics. Recent seminars include:
  • Federal Bar Association Seminar on Bankruptcy for Federal Practitioners, Practicing attorney panel member with Bankruptcy Judge, US Trustee, Chapter 7 trustee and Chapter 13 trustee.
  • Bankruptcy Issues in State Court Cases, presented with a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for Portland, Oregon State Court Judges
  • Bankruptcy issues in State Court Cases, Loss Prevention Seminar distributed by Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund
  • Bankruptcy issues in State Court Litigation, presented to Owen Panner Inns of Court
  • Collection Strategies in Commercial Leases, The Sterling Group
  • Advanced Collection Strategies, National Business Institute
  • Bankruptcy Reform, National Business Institute
  • Presented multiple seminars to Oregon State Bar Young Lawyer’s Division on bankruptcy issues
  • Contributed to Oregon Statutory Time Limitations (multiple editions)
Prior to practicing law, Joe worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley International in London, UK and for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in NY, London and Frankfurt, Germany. His technical financial background is valuable in litigation matters involving financial fraud, distressed assets, complex debtor/creditor issues and restructurings. His cases often involve complex financial or business issues from contract controversies or business torts that spill into bankruptcy court. Education: J.D. Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, 1993 MBA, Graduate School of Business, The University of Chicago, 1984 BA, magna cum laude, Adelphi University, 1978 Professional Organizations: Oregon State Bar Association Washington State Bar Association American Bankruptcy Institute Multnomah County Bar Association Debtor Creditor Section of Oregon State Bar Litigation Section of Oregon State Bar Commercial Law League of America National Association of Credit Managers National Association of Subrogation Professionals Admitted to Practice: State Court of Oregon State Court of Washington U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit U.S. District Court for the districts of Oregon, Western Washington and Eastern Washington Interests: Bicycle racing (road, track, mountain biking), windsurfing, alpine and skate skiing, family activities
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Field Jerger is known for sophisticated representation in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, environmental law, intellectual property litigation, construction law and commercial collection. These departments have healthy overlaps and often lead to multi-disciplinary representation within our attorneys’ respective core practice areas.

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