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David M. Briggs

David M. Briggs

Phone  (503) 399-1070




David Briggs' practice is focused on employment law and litigation. He regularly counsels employers in the following areas:


Employment Advice

David advises management with regard to difficult employee relations issues and assists employers with employment law compliance and the development of personnel manuals, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and best practices. David stays abreast of current trends in the law, including  social media use in the workplace, privacy laws, and changes to the various leave laws.


Employment Litigation

David helps employers defend themselves against employee claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations.


Business Litigation

David represents businesses and individuals in complex business and contract disputes.

Industry Focuses


University of Oregon School of Law
J.D., 2006 

Boston University
B.A., Political Science & American History, 2001


Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Professional Activities

David serves as the Oregon State Legislative Affairs Director on the SHRM Oregon State Counsel, and also serves in the same role for the Salem Chapter of SHRM. David is the President of the Marion County Bar Association.

Off the Job

David's parents met at Oregon State and are still aghast that David grew up to be a die hard Duck fan. David lives in Silverton and spends his free time with his wife, Melissa, and two children, Henry and Juliet. David is pleased to note that even at an early age Henry looks forward to becoming a Duck linebacker.