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Kevin Jacoby

Partner, Litigation Attorney

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With more than a dozen years of experience in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, Kevin Jacoby has focused his career on advising small to medium-sized businesses both in litigation matters and in all aspects of administrative compliance and employment relations. In addition to business-to-business litigation, Kevin has devoted a significant amount of his practice to administrative law.

Kevin is a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients, advising them through the initial stages of a dispute, through trial, and on appeal. He has taken on powerful interests, including the State of Oregon, to vindicate his clients’ rights, all while being mindful of his clients’ business and budgetary needs.

Kevin is licensed to practice in Oregon state courts, federal courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, earning honors in legal research and writing. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Portland State University, majoring in anthropology. Prior to attending law school, and while he was working on his undergraduate degree, he was part owner of a coffee shop in St. Johns.

A Pacific Northwest native, Kevin was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington. He has lived in Oregon for more than 15 years. In his spare time, he enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy novels, music, and embarrassing his two teenagers.

Professional Activities
Member – Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section
Member – Oregon State Bar Administrative Law Section

Admissions
Oregon
Oregon State Court
Oregon Federal Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

Kevin Jacoby

Kevin's Blog Posts

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Top 5 Oregon Cannabis Stories of 2022

Oregon’s cannabis market experienced extreme difficulties and regulatory upheaval in 2022. Many of the highlights below arise from the aftermath…

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100% of Oregon Asset Forfeitures were Drug Related in 2021

Asset forfeiture is the legal mechanism whereby law enforcement can seize and acquire property used either in the commission of…

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New Oregon-Based Study Confirms THC Potency is Not Indicative of Product Quality or Consumer Experience

A new study has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychoactives that concludes, based on anonymized data collected from a…

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OLCC’s Proposed Potency Auditing Rules Send Consumers the Wrong Message, Ignore Science

On September 28, 2022, the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission (OLCC) published its proposed rules package to implement statutes from…