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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
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Oregon State Court
Oregon Federal Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

Kevin Jacoby

Kevin's Blog Posts

Knock Knock WIDE
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ALERT: Oregon Hemp Growers, Prepare for Presumptive Testing

All Oregon hemp growers should expect an inspection visit very soon from ODA, who will likely invite law enforcement, OLCC,…

Roads in ball WIDE 1
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Republican Legislator Disputes Intent of HB 3000 and is Confused by Oregon’s Ban on Artificially Derived Cannabinoids

Since passage of HB 3000 (2021) our firm has closely followed the evolution of OLCC rulemaking as it relates to…

Hands in handcuffs wide
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Disturbing Trend: Hemp Landlords Increasingly Subjected to Criminal Prosecution

In my last post regarding the rise of civil asset forfeiture in Oregon’s ongoing war on cannabis, I noted some…

Civil Forfeiture
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Reefer Madness 2.0: Problems with Oregon Law Enforcement’s Increasing Use of Asset Forfeiture to Battle Illegal Grows

Following up on my Reefer Madness 2.0 post from last summer, various law enforcement agencies around the state have dusted…