Thomas C. Sand

Thomas C. Sand

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Portland, OR

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
 | 111 Southwest 5th Avenue, Suite 3400
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-224-5858
Fax: 503-224-0155
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

Tom Sand was the Managing Partner of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn from 1999 through 2008. An attorney with the firm since 1977, he focuses his practice on general trial practice and civil litigation, with emphasis on securities, employment, and other commercial matters. Tom has successfully tried numerous jury cases in several different state and federal courts, and has argued and won appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Oregon Court of Appeals. In addition, he has handled hundreds of arbitrations and served as an arbitrator under the auspices of self-regulatory organizations in the securities industry. He is also retained as a mediator to assist parties in resolving their disputes.

Certificates and Credentials

About Thomas Sand

Admitted: 1977, Oregon

Professional Webpage:


  • Litigation: General Commercial, Leader in their Field, Chambers USA, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Bank of Oregon Advisory Board, member , 2002
  • American Bar Association Securities Litigation Section, member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Multnomah Bar Foundation, president, 2010


  • In re Southern Pacific Funding Corporation: This action involved a lender whose stock had been traded on a national exchange that was forced to seek bankruptcy reorganization following a dramatic decline in its stock price. In an adversary proceeding, the case was settled on the first day of trial. It was, at the time, the largest bankruptcy in state history.
  • Boyer v. Salomon Smith Barney, et al.A commodities trader brought an action alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, statutory violations, and negligence claims seeking compensatory and punitive damages in connection with trading contracts for future delivery of crude oil and natural gas. The jury returned a verdict in favor of our client, the defendants, after a six-day trial. The plaintiff appealed and the Oregon Court of Appeals split five votes to five. The Oregon Supreme Court unanimously affirmed in favor of our clients the broker-dealer and its agents.

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Office Location for Thomas C. Sand

111 Southwest 5th Avenue
Suite 3400
Portland, OR 97204

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Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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