Jon W. Monson

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Portland, Oregon

Cable Huston LLP
Jon W. Monson
Cable Huston LLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Professional Liability, Appellate

Licensed in Oregon since: 2010

Education: Rutgers School of Law - Newark

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

Cable Huston LLP

1455 SW Broadway
Suite 1500
Portland, OR 97201 Phone: 503-224-3092 Email: Jon W. Monson Visit website


Professional Experience

Jon is a litigator with extensive experience in all aspects of state and federal civil litigation, including trials (jury and non-jury), appeals, mediations, and arbitrations.  His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, appeals, legal ethics, and professional liability defense, among other areas.  Jon also has substantial experience managing internal investigations for businesses and public entities. 

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Cable Huston in 2010, Jon practiced as an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in New York and Los Angeles. While at O'Melveny, Jon focused his practice on complex civil litigation and appeals, criminal and regulatory investigations, and internal corporate investigations.  Prior to his time at O'Melveny, Jon served as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento, California.

Professional Activities

Jon is the former Chair of Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Committee and, since 2018, has served as a pro tem judge for the Multnomah County Circuit Court.  He currently also serves as a court-appointed arbitrator and a member of the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Panel, the Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee, and as an arbitrator for the Oregon State Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Program.

Jon is also the former Editor-in-Chief of the award winning ABA publication Criminal Litigation. In recognition of his work, the ABA's Litigation Section awarded Jon its 2008-2009 Award for Outstanding Subcommittee Chair and 2006-2007 Award for Outstanding Newsletter Editor. 

Jon devotes substantial time to pro bono work.  He previously served as a supervising attorney for the UCLA Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic and continues to be an active participant in the Ninth Circuit's Pro Bono Program.  In 2008, Jon was awarded an Empire State Counsel award by the New York State Bar in recognition of his pro bono work.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

CLE Presenter, Ethics: Lessons Learned from Practicing in a Pandemic, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (April 22, 2021)

CLE Presenter, Ethical Considerations:  Ethics Issues That May Arise When Dealing with Prospective and Past Clients, Multnomah Bar Association (December 9, 2020)

CLE Presenter, Tripartite Ethics Issues/Fee Disputes, Oregon Professional Liability Fund Defense Panel Conference (August 23, 2019)

Co-Author, Arbitrator Ethics, Chapter 13 of the Oregon State BarBook on Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR in Oregon (OSB Legal Pubs 2019)

Co-Author, Attorney Advocacy and Ethics in Arbitration, Chapter 12 of the Oregon State BarBook on Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR in Oregon (OSB Legal Pubs 2019)

CLE Presenter, Summary Judgment, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division Speaking Series (2016, 2017, 2018)

Author, When the Law Provides Repayment Terms:  The Perils of Oral Loan Agreements, Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Newsletter (Winter 2012)

Author, The Young Lawyer’s Corner: Internal Investigation Tips for Junior Attorneys, Criminal Litigation (American Bar Association Fall 2009)

Co-Author, O’Melveny & Myers LLP Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook (6th ed. 2009)

Author, 10 Ways to Retain Confidentiality During (and After) an Internal Investigation: A Strategy for Minimizing the Damage of Disclosure, Criminal Litigation (American Bar Association Spring 2007)

CLE Presenter, Putting Lawyers on the DefensiveWhen Law Firms Get Indicted, ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX  (April 2007)

Author, Note, Tribal Immunity from Process: Limiting the Government’s Power to Enforce Search Warrants and Subpoenas on American Indian Land, 56 Rutgers L. Rev. 271 (2003)

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyer, Oregon Super Lawyers, 2022

Rising Star, Oregon Super Lawyers, 2013-2020

Outstanding Subcommittee Chair, American Bar Association, 2008-2009

Rising Star, JAMS Arbitration Service, 2009

Outstanding Newsletter Editor, American Bar Association, 2006-2007

Graduated with High Honors, Rutgers University School of Law 

First Admitted: 2005, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted to practice in Washington, 2011
  • Admitted to practice in New York, 2005
  • Admitted to practice in California, 2006

Office location for Jon W. Monson

1455 SW Broadway
Suite 1500
Portland, OR 97201


2 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

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