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Melanie Gillette Promoted to Partner

Please join us in congratulating Melanie Gillette on being named partner at Smith Freed Eberhard. Becoming a partner at Smith Freed Eberhard means an attorney has become a leader within the industry and community and a trusted advisor to the firm’s clients. Melanie is based in our Portland office and plays an integral role in the firm’s commercial liability defense practice group. Our partners demonstrate the exceptional talent we have at Smith Freed Eberhard and we are pleased to welcome her to the partnership.

“I am overjoyed to have Melanie Gillette become part of the partnership at SFE! In addition to being an excellent attorney, Melanie is an amazing mentor who inspires her team to utilize creative solutions on difficult cases.” – Melanie Rose, Partner, Portland, OR.

Melanie’s practice focuses primarily on commercial liability defense, including premises liability, products liability, automobile liability, negligence, catastrophic injury, and liquor liability (dram shop) claims.

Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Melanie worked at a defense firm in Portland where her practice focused on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Prior to that, she worked at insurance defense firms in both Portland and Seattle where her practice included defense of third-party claims.

We are honored to have Melanie as a partner at Smith Freed Eberhard. Welcome to the partnership!

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