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Bringing large firm experience and expertise with small firm sensibilities

Before he started Aman Law, LLC, David Aman worked for 18 years at one of the premier large law firms in Portland, Oregon, with more than a decade as a partner of the firm. In 2014, David was named by his peers as one of the top 50 lawyers in Oregon in the Super Lawyers® publication. He was the head of his former firm’s intellectual property practice group for several years and was a member of its litigation group. He brings that experience with the flexibility and affordability of a small firm practice.

David has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants—both businesses and individuals—in many types of litigation cases. They range from real estate, patent/trademark/ copyright infringement, trade secrets, non-competition provisions and other disputes. David has demonstrated that the willingness and ability to represent his clients all the way through trial—but also firmly believes that resolving a case early is often—in fact, usually—in the clients’ best interest.


Although David’s primary background is in litigation, David also regularly reviews and negotiates contracts for his clients. They range from software license agreement and confidentiality or non-competition agreements to real estate contracts.


In addition to his work in the courtroom and otherwise, David has regularly participated in the Annual LAF-OFF Comedy Competition (sponsored by the Campaign for Equal Justice), in which Oregon attorneys volunteer to perform stand-up comedy routines as part of the Campaign's fundraising efforts. David was named co-winner of the King of Comedy award given for the best stand-up performance in 2007.





  • J.D., summa cum laude, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 1996

  • B.A., Lewis & Clark College, 1993

Representative Matters


   Representative of the efforts David has made for his clients in litigation are the following:

  • ​Obtaining a unanimous jury verdict of $2.5 million in his clients' favor in an internet defamation case.

  • Obtaining a jury verdict in favor of a software engineering company for breach of a noncompetition agreement and breaches of fiduciary duties against a former employee and for joint liability against a competitor, following a five-day jury trial.

  • Obtaining a substantial award of attorneys’ fees for a client accused of infringing a competitor's patent, after the competitor dismissed its lawsuit following an adverse ruling in a claims construction hearing.

  • Successfully defending a company accused of misappropriating a competitor's trade secrets, including obtaining a judgment dismissing the competitor's claims following a two-week trial.

  • Representing a health supplement company sued for patent infringement in successfully invalidating the patent at issue; the result was upheld on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  • Obtaining a unanimous jury verdict in favor of a mortgage lender client accused of fraud.



   David’s publications include

  • Protecting the Crowns Jewels of the Business - Daily Journal of Commerce, January 8, 2013

  • Co-Author of 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 Annual Report of American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, Trade Secrets and Interference with Contracts Subcommittee

  • Co-Author of Personal Jurisdiction In A Foreign Forum: Where Will Your Website Take You? The Litigation Journal, 2001

  • Co-Author of Oregon Chapter in ABA Section of Antitrust Law, State Antitrust Practices and Statutes (2d ed 1999)

  • Who Gets the Last Word? The Evolving Role of Judge and Jury in Punitive Damages Cases. The Litigation Journal, 1998


   David's speaking engagements and presentations include:

  • Dealing with Too Much Information, Personal and Proprietary, NIKE Campus, June 2013

  • Copyright Law Year in Review, sponsored by the Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section (March 2010) - co-presenter on hot topics in copyright law at annual all-day seminar sponsored by IP section

  • Litigating the Trade Secrets Case, sponsored by the Multnomah Bar Association (Sep. 2009) – copresenter at a 2-hour seminar, providing tips, traps and strategies in trade secret and related litigation

  • Cars, Dolls and Video Games: Copyright Matters at All Ages, sponsored by the Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section (March 2009) – copresenter on hot topics in copyright law at annual all-day seminar sponsored by IP section

  • Protecting Trade Secrets and Competitive Advantages from Departing Employees, part of half-day seminar sponsored by Tonkon Torp LLP (February 2009) - presentation to business owners, managers and in-house counsel concerning best practices for protecting trade secrets and other competitive advantages

  • Electronic Discovery, sponsored by the American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section (April 2008) - facilitated roundtable discussion on electronic discovery and related attorney-client privilege issues, particularly in context of intellectual property litigation.

  • Litigating Antitrust Claims, sponsored by the Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section (June 2006) - panel presentation concerning litigation issues in hypothetical antitrust/patent case

  • Return of the Slider Case, sponsored by the Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section (October 2006) - presentation involving mock appellate argument on the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege in a hypothetical antitrust/patent case


Community/Professional Activities

  • Oregon State Bar

       Antitrust, Trade Regulation, and
       Unfair Business Practices Section –
       Executive Committee Member (Former)

  • Volunteer Athletic Director and Basketball Coach
    St. John Fisher School

  • Marathon Education Partners, Founding Partner

  • Southeast Legal Clinic

  • City Club of Portland – Chair of Ballot Measure Study Committee, Fall 2008

  • Jefferson High School – Mock Trial Coach, 2003-2005


Business Law

Civil & Commercial

Trust, Wills & Probate

Family Law



Aman Law, LLC

14705 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton Oregon 97003


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