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Aruna A. Masih

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Portland, OR

Bennett Hartman, Attorneys at Law LLP
210 SW Morrison Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204-3149
Phone: 503-227-4600
Fax: 503-248-6800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Oregon Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employee Benefits
Languages Spoken: English, French, Hindi, Punjabi
Attorney Profile

Aruna represents employees, labor unions, and employee benefit trust funds in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies charged with enforcing employment, labor, and civil rights laws. Since 2003, she has also been a part of her firm’s PERS team, representing public employees in their fight to preserve retirement benefits before the legislature and courts. She serves as Vice President of the South Asian Bar Association of Oregon and has previously served as the Chair of the Oregon State Bar’s Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (ACDI) and Chair of the Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee. She studied law at Tulane Law School and Creighton University School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Wellesley College.

About Aruna A. Masih

First Admitted: 1997, Oregon

Professional Webpage: http://bennetthartman.com/attorney/aruna-a-masih/

Representative Clients

  • PERS Coalition of Unions  

Educational Background

  • BA cum laude International Relations and French, Wellesley College , 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Legal Issues in Education: Employee Rights Manual for Oregon School Employees, Oregon Education Association, 2003
  • Co-Author, PERS, OPSRP, and Related Programs, Labor and Employment Law: Public Sector, Oregon State Bar, 2011
  • Co-Author, Contested Case Preparation and Strategy, Oregon Administrative Law, Oregon State Bar, 2016

Honors/Awards

  • For commitment to fostering and promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, Diversity Award, Multnomah Bar Association, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Multnomah Bar Association, Board Member , 2021
  • South Asian Bar Association of Oregon, Vice President and Founding Member, 2021
  • Oregon State Bar Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, Chair, 2020
  • Oregon State Bar Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, 2018
  • OSB Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee, Member, 2014
  • OSB Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee, Chair, 2018
  • OSB Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee, Secretary, 2015
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Association, Board Member , 2014
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation, Board Member and Officer, 2005
  • OSB Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee, Chair Elect, 2017

Industry Groups

  • Public Sector Workers
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Office Location for Aruna A. Masih

210 SW Morrison Street
Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204-3149

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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