Scott T. Cliff

Litigation Court
Litigation Trial
Litigation Decision


In addition to hundreds of individuals and small businesses, a sampling of employers Scott has counseled and represented over the years includes:

  • Advanced Navigation & Positioning Corp.
  • American Red Cross, Oregon Trail Chapter
  • AT&T
  • Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc. (Carl’s Jr.)
  • Cascade Steel Rolling Mills
  • CenturyTel
  • Eugene Home Sales Center
  • EuroStone, Inc.
  • Fred Meyer, Inc.
  • Friendsview Retirement Community
  • Fuqua Homes
  • G.I. Joes
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Handskill Corporation
  • Harvest Meat Company, Inc.
  • IFA Nurseries, Inc.
  • Intel
  • International Paper Company
  • James River Corporation
  • Jantzen, Inc.
  • LaborTemp, Inc.
  • Loudes Medical Center
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
  • City of Lacey, Washington
  • Schnitzer Steel Industries
  • Lamb-Weston
  • Multnomah County, Oregon
  • National Frozen Foods, Inc.
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Northwest Direct Teleservices, Inc.
  • Northwest Natural
  • Oregon Potato Company
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • OrePac Building Products
  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Port of Portland, Oregon
  • Quincy Valley Medical Center
  • Self Enhancement Inc.
  • Shopko Stores, Inc.
  • Toyota Logistics Services
  • Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation Dist. (Tri-Met)
  • Tualatin Valley Transport
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Washington Potato Company
  • Western Boxed Meats Distributors, Inc.
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Willamette Dental Group

Employment Litigation

Wage and Hour

Wrongful Discharge




Qui-Tam/False Claims

Whistle Blower




Experience: Since 1987, Scott T. Cliff has focused his practice on employment litigation, representing "Fortune 500™" employers as well as individuals with strong claims. He gets results in and out of court.

Wisdom: Any competent lawyer can win a strong case with enough hard work--and lots of billable hours. It takes wisdom to size up the facts and law and formulate a strategy to win quickly and efficiently. Scott T. Cliff is known for his uncanny ability to find and exploit the opposition's weaknesses to gain the upper hand, whether in mediation, arbitration or trial.  But wisdom also requires speaking frankly to clients with weak claims or defenses. No one wins when lawyers rack up a bill fighting a battle that can't be won. We believe in straight talk as soon as it is called for.



Over the past two years, more than 95% of all clients served by our firm have come by referral from other attorneys, including former adversaries who appreciate and respect Scott's abilities and professionalism.   We want you to know how much we appreciate your confidence in us.   Whenever possible we will seek to return the favor by referring folks to those lawyers we know who exemplify what is best about our profession and who serve their clients well  and with integrity. 


The key to successful 
is preparation!


Litigation (n.) is the process of taking a case through court. The litigation or legal process is most common in civil lawsuits. In litigation, there is a plaintiff (one who brings the charge) and a defendant (one against whom the charge is brought).

By Jean Murray, Guide