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Portland Business Attorneys at Law

Smart, Creative, and Successful Legal Solutions for Small Businesses.
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3 JJH Lawyers Awarded Super Lawyers Recognition

Since 2010, JJH Law has proudly defended the rights and protected the interests of hundreds of startups, small businesses, and large companies throughout Oregon and Washington. Our experienced attorneys have a proven history of success and specialize in the full spectrum of business law, from complex business litigation cases to employment disputes and compliance.


We partner with your business. We’ll work to understand your unique challenges, listen to your goals, and provide tailored and value-driven legal services you can trust. Your problem will become our mission; your success and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Areas of Expertise

Business Litigation

First and foremost, JJH Law is a team of experienced business litigation attorneys. We specialize in the full spectrum of business litigation including, disputes, risk assessment, and issues surrounding contracts, partnerships, LLCs, and shareholders.

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Labor and Employment

Whether in arbitration or before the Courts, JJH Law will defend or prosecute employment cases in an efficient yet thorough manner. We help businesses with all labor and employment matters including disputes, policy formation, and compliance.

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Prevention and Risk

Through careful management and activation of sound business policies and processes, JJH Law will help your business ensure healthy working environments, reducing the probability of workplace claims.

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Real Estate

Even the most basic real estate transactions are full of complexities. JJH Law’s attorneys expertly guide our clients through various commercial real estate transactions by providing innovative legal representation.

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“Joe is an excellent lawyer. I hired him on an employment issue, and he is just superb to work with. He is responsive, very personable, very nice, and knew just where to push and how to get things done.”

– Shirley


Innovative Hybrid Fee Structure

JJH Law will defend your interests in a manner you’d expect from an elite Portland law firm, but without the prohibitive administrative costs many larger firms require clients to bear. We’re proud to offer unique alternatives to typical hourly billing arrangements to fit your needs.

Representation Tailored to Your Needs & Goals

Our attorneys are known for their personalized approach. We carefully review your case and tailor our representation to meet your specific needs and goals. Through this strategic and custom approach, we help our clients successfully navigate the legal complexities of owning a business.

A Partnership Focused on Your Long-Term Success

We view every client relationship as a valued partnership. We’re focused on building trust, providing excellent communication, and efficient results. You’ll be confident knowing your business is represented by a Portland business law firm committed to defending your long-term interests



For more than 18 years, Joseph J. Haddad’s practice has focused on complex civil, business, and employment litigation cases, representing both businesses and executives throughout Oregon and Washington. Joseph is not just an experienced litigator, but is also a knowledgeable resource for prudent business strategies. In addition to his significant employment background in matters dealing with Title VII, sexual harassment, the ADA, wrongful discharge, workers’ compensation discrimination, non-compete agreements, and retaliation, Joseph offers extensive insight into business related disputes, contract formation, and specialized knowledge of commercial and residential real estate matters.



  • Oregon, 2000
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2004
  • Washington, 2014



  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR 2000 J.D.; University of Oregon Law Review, Staff Member and Associate Editor
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1996 B.A.


Taylor Duty provides informed, strategic, and transparent legal advice. She represents businesses, employers, and individuals and empowers them to make informed decisions in their best interests. Whether she’s helping with single-issue matters, recurring advisory roles, or complex litigation, Taylor offers her clients excellent communication skills and unmatched dedication to their success.



  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Active Children Portland, Board Member



  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D.
  • University of Oregon, BA, summa cum laude


Cara builds genuine relationships with her clients as they work together to answer legal questions and overcome the challenges presented by complex business issues. She particularly enjoys representing passionate entrepreneurs and small business owners, helping them to reach their goals.


  • Business Transactional and Formation
  • Employment Law
  • Restaurant Counseling & Advice



  • University of San Francisco School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Portland State University, B.S. Sociocultural Anthropology


Alina is focused on representing clients from all walks of life. She works tirelessly to provide clients with expertise and a strategic mind so they can achieve the best possible outcome. Prior to becoming an attorney, Alina graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in mathematics and political science.



  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.
  • Northern Michigan University, B.S.

Conveniently Located in Downtown Portland


514 NW 11th Ave Ste 201
Portland, OR 97209
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Phone: (503) 552-1467

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What does a Portland business lawyer do?

Put simply, a business law firm’s attorneys help business owners solve problems as well as understand the problems they currently face and what problems they might face in the future. A business lawyer is well rounded in order to handle a wide variety of legal business issues, including new business formation, employment disputes, policy formation, compliance issues, and more.


At JJH Law, our business attorneys are equally comfortable reviewing a contract, consulting with business owners, negotiating a complex deal, or litigating in court (and that’s just the beginning). Learn more


Do I need a business lawyer?

If you ever catch yourself thinking “I don’t need a lawyer, I can handle this myself,” it’s probably a good sign that you do need a lawyer. Even seemingly simple mistakes and misunderstandings can cost you thousands of dollars to fix.


The attorneys at JJH Law are on your side. We’re here to help you prevent these problems and save your business money in the long run.


Should I hire a business lawyer if I’m investing in commercial real estate?

Whether your company is buying, leasing, or selling a commercial property, enlisting the help of a lawyer to review your agreement or lease is in your best interest. Real estate attorneys bring a necessary level of security to your deal and will help you resolve any issues along the way. Learn more


Does JJH Law represent businesses outside of Oregon?

Yes. We partner with businesses of all sizes throughout Washington and Oregon and are licensed in both states. Whether you’re a startup, small businesses, or established entity, we’re here to help.


How much does it cost to hire a business law firm?

Many large business law firms use an hourly billing arrangement with large prohibitive administration costs. JJH Law our business attorneys take a unique and innovative approach to billing. Our fee structure offers two unique alternatives to a typical billing arrangement:


  • Forecasted Budget – A set number of hours at discounted hourly rates. A great option for labor and employment advice or counseling, and non-litigation or pre-litigation matters.
  • Hybrid Fee – A unique combination of traditional hourly and contingency billing that sets clearly defined expectations and allows our attorneys to maximize your return on investment.


We’re proud to offer innovate alternatives to typical hourly billing arrangements to fit your needs. Contact us to learn more.