Brian T. Kiolbasa
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Areas of Practice
Brian Kiolbasa’s practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions, businesses, and
individuals in a broad range of commercial and complex litigation matters. He has experience in all
aspects of litigation, and has successfully represented a number of clients in lender liability actions,
real estate disputes, bankruptcy litigation, and claims involving business torts, products liability, and
contract disputes.
Brian regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout Oregon, and has drafted appellate
briefs in both the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition,
he has worked closely with his clients to develop litigation strategies for high-priority lawsuits and to
address emerging legal issues.
Prior to joining Lane Powell, Brian spent three years working as a litigation associate in Chicago.
Before attending law school, he worked as a financial analyst for a Fortune 500 corporation in the
Phoenix metropolitan area.
Admitted to Practice
Illinois (inactive)
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2007)
Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, Executive Articles Editor
Business Law Forum, President
School Inc. Program, Mentor
Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business (B.S., Finance, cum laude, 2003)
Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships
Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies
Mortgage and Consumer Finance
Premises Liability
Awards and Honors
Named as an “Oregon Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013); General Litigation (2014-2015); Business Litigation (2016)
Recognized in the Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll (2014)
Professional & Community Activities
General Counsel, Pro Bono, Special Olympics Oregon
Board of Directors, Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
Member, Federal Bar Association – Banking Law Section
Member, Multnomah Bar Association
Volunteer, Oregon Law Center Pro Bono Clinic

Brian T. Kiolbasa Areas of Practice