Jennifer C. Paul

Jennifer is a Partner in the firm’s business litigation practice. She focuses her practice on two main areas: Real Property Litigation and Condemnation; and Employment Litigation and Advice.

Real Property Litigation and Condemnation

Jennifer represents owners in real property actions, including, lease disputes, adverse possession or prescriptive easement actions, reformation claims, actions to quiet title or proceedings in eminent domain. Jennifer has experience with condemnation actions and can provide guidance to clients in a direct taking of private property by the government or where “inverse condemnation” occurs (when the government denies that it has taken private property).

Employment Litigation and Advice

Jennifer assists employers with defending employment-related claims including, retaliation, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and charges of wage and hour violations. Jennifer also conducts work-place investigations on behalf of employers. Additionally, Jennifer works with business owners, managers, and HR professionals, to ensure compliance with changes in the law.

Jennifer is passionate about the practice of law because she enjoys the challenge of taking on complex cases or facts and finding the right resolution for the client.

Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. She obtained her law degree in 2010 from Wilamette University College of law. While in law school, Jennifer served as the Note & Comment Editor of the Willamette Law Review, and as the judge's Chair for the Moot Court Board.

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Willamette University College of Law

J.D., cum laude, 2010

University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College

B.S., Public Relations, magna cum laude, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington

Professional Activities

  • Oregon Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014-2017, 2023
  • Marion County Bar Association, Member
  • Salem Human Resource Management Association (SHRMA)- Former Board Member, Legislative Affairs Director
  • Marion County Circuit Court Dispute Resolution Committee, Defense Bar (alternate)
  • Willamette Valley Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Member, Ex Officio Board Member
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Mary Leonard Law Society Chapter, Member
  • Willamette Valley Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Member, Former Ex Officio Board Member
  • Blanchet Catholic School, Former Board Member, Executive Committee
  • Salem Catholic Schools’ Foundation, Board Member, Executive Committee
  • Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • 2013 Distinguished Graduate, Queen of Peace School

Off The Job

Jennifer grew up in Salem, Oregon and is thrilled to practice law in her hometown.  Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors, in the abundance that Oregon provides, with her husband and two young sons.  Jennifer also plays the flute with the Salem Pops Orchestra and at Queen of Peace Church.