Bill Taaffe
Expertise Overview

Bill specializes in commercial litigation defense – the defense of large loss or catastrophic injury claims that are covered under commercial liability insurance policies. He regularly defends claims based on premises liability, products liability, liquor liability (dram shop), defamation, commercial auto liability and general negligence.

Bill has extensive experience defending large loss commercial liability claims ranging from $50,000 to over $10,000,000. He has successfully represented clients from all over the U.S and abroad.


Lewis and Clark Law School, J.D.
Temple University, M.A., Education
University of Oregon, B.A. Political Science

Professional Certification & Accolades

Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2020
Black Belt Trial Advocacy Training Program Graduate
Proficient in the Japanese Language

Practice Areas
  • Practice Area
    • Commercial Liability Defense
    • Negligence
    • Trucking & Transportation
    • Products Liability
    • Slip and Fall
    • Timber Trespass
    • Tenant Landlord
    • Premises Liability
    • Jobsite Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper
    • Professional Lines (EPL,D&O,E&O)
Bar Admissions
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Employment Update: FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked Until May 2017 Wednesday February 22, 2017 By: William Taaffe
Employment Update: Marijuana Still Schedule 1 Thursday September 22, 2016 By: William Taaffe
Oregon Case Update: Lack of Interpersonal Skills and the ADA Saturday September 13, 2014 By: William Taaffe
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