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Hunter B. Emerick

Hunter B. Emerick

Phone (503) 399-1070


Legus AV Peer Review Rated


Hunter Emerick focuses his practice on business litigation and related areas. He concentrates on resolving disputes involving construction law and litigation; real property, including condemnation; ownership and operation of corporations, LLCs, and partnerships; business sales; estate and trust administration; and other complex litigation. Hunter is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington and the federal courts in Oregon. He is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbel®.


Construction Law

Hunter assists developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in negotiating and drafting various agreements concerning development and construction. He provides advice and guidance to construction clients on issues concerning contract performance, insurance coverage, lien rights and remedies, and construction defects. Hunter has served as an Associate Member of the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Marion and Polk Counties. He served as Associate Vice President for that organization. He has presented several construction related seminars for members of the HBA. He has also represented clients in construction disputes, including:

  • Defending general contractors against breach of contract and construction defect claims by homeowners
  • Defending engineers against negligence claims by homeowners
  • Defending material suppliers against environmental claims brought by DEQ
  • Defending subcontractors against prevailing wage claims brought by BOLI
  • Representing contractors in breach of contract claims against other contractors

Business & Commercial Litigation

Hunter has represented clients in many different business disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as administrative tribunals, including:

  • Representing a farmer in a complex breach of warranty suit against a supplier whose product destroyed the client's entire crop
  • Representing timber owners in a breach of contract and timber trespass claim against a major timber products company
  • Representing property owners in actions to obtain contribution for environmental contamination
  • Representing farmers against agricultural service company and applicator for crop damage
  • Representing land owners and developers in condemnation actions brought by governmental authorities
  • Defending shareholders and partners in litigation for breach of fiduciary duty and dissolution
  • Representing commercial landlords in various disputes with tenants
  • Representing parties in probate courts concerning disputes over the validity of wills and/or trusts and the administration of probates and trusts
  • Defending equipment manufacturers against claims by purchasers on warranties and for disclosure of confidential information

Real Property Litigation

Hunter has appeared in courts throughout the state representing landlords. He successfully prosecuted a three-day jury trial evicting a dangerous tenant defended by the Multnomah County Legal Aid Service which was affirmed by the Oregon appellate courts. Hunter has represented various commercial landlords, including large malls in negotiating with and, if necessary, evicting commercial tenants.

Industry Focuses


Willamette University College of Law
J.D., cum laude, 1982

Willamette University
B.S., cum laude, 1979

Professional Activities

Hunter is a member of the Litigation and Construction sections of the Oregon State Bar. He is admitted to state and federal courts in Oregon. He is also admitted to Washington State Courts. He is a past President of the Marion County Bar Association and is currently serving as a member of the Board of Governors for the Oregon State Bar.

Off the Job

Hunter enjoys golf, skeet shooting, and fly fishing. Two recent marriages in the family and a new grandchild have kept him and his wife Jill very busy.