Sean Conner
Expertise Overview

Sean provides defense for insurers and their insureds in complex litigation suits in the areas of automotive claims, commercial liability defense, first and third-party claims, and SIU claims.

Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Sean was a judicial clerk in both Lane County and Multnomah County. During this time, he was able to observe over 75 court and jury trials and gain insight into advanced trial tactics.

While attending law school, Sean also worked as a law clerk at a mid-sized civil litigation firm in Eugene, Oregon. In this role, he became skilled in executing legal research and distilling his findings into concise arguments. In addition, he honed his composition techniques for creating effective legal documents.


University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2012
University of Oklahoma, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 2007

Professional Certification & Accolades

Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Executive Editor, Oregon Review of International Law
Oregon Review of International Law, Award for Editorial Excellence
Moot Court Competitor, Oral Advocate, Brief Writer, and Coach
Black Belt Trial Advocacy Training Program Graduate
National Merit Scholar
Graduate, National Scholars Program, 2007
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2021-2022

Practice Areas
  • Practice Area
    • Commercial Liability Defense
    • Trucking & Transportation
    • Products Liability
    • Slip and Fall
    • Timber Trespass
    • Tenant Landlord
    • Premises Liability
    • Jobsite Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Dram Shop & Tavern Keeper
    • Personal Lines
    • Automotive Defense
Bar Admissions
  • Oregon
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