Email:
sglinka@portlaw.com

Direct Phone:
503-417-0503

Direct Fax:
503-417-0443

Sean Currie Glinka
Rated by Super Lawyers


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Sean Currie Glinka

Sean has guided clients through complex business, commercial, and real estate transactions and litigation for over a decade. Recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers as a Rising Star year after year, Sean is a highly regarded and passionate advocate. He brings a depth of experience to the advice and counsel that he offers to the individual and small business clients with whom he works.

Sean is committed to maintaining a high level of communication. He takes the time to truly involve clients and incorporate their goals, concerns, values, and feedback. Sean engages with his clients transparently so that they can see how their interests are being served at every stage of the process. He collaborates with clients so that they can provide valuable input to ensure that legal strategy accounts for business realities.

Representative Matters:

In addition to helping numerous small businesses organize, operate, and resolve disputes without litigation, Sean’s representative successes in court include:

  • Prevailing at trial on a real estate boundary dispute and being awarded a complete judgment in favor of clients on claims for ejectment, adverse possession, and trespass.
  • Prevailing at arbitration on all claims arising out of a joint venture agreement for the purchase and sale of real estate.
  • Favorably settling claims for misrepresentation and breach of contract following close of evidence at arbitration.
  • Successfully defending business owner on claims related to the dissolution of a partnership and obtaining a complete defense judgment in favor of client.
  • Prevailing at trial on claims asserted by client’s former partner and obtaining a complete defense judgment on claims for the misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Prevailing on a declaratory judgment action related to the collection of a money award from a business seller.
  • Prevailing at trial for breach of contract related to the sale of Christmas trees to an out-of-state customer. Judgment awarded in favor of client.
  • Obtaining the award of provisional process and the return of assets prior to trial on multiple occasions.
  • Favorably settling dispute after oral argument on a provisional process motion resulting in the return of client’s property.

Education:

Gonzaga University School of Law — Spokane, Washington

Marquette University — Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bar Admissions:

Oregon State Bar
  U.S. District Court, Oregon

Washington State Bar
  U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Awards & Honors

Oregon Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2014-2022)

Professional Activities

American Bar Association (2008–Present)

Multnomah Bar Association (2008–Present)

Multnomah County Arbitration Panel (2015–Present)

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (2014–Present)

Personal:

Beyond his role as an attorney, Sean aims to make the most of life and have a positive impact on the people around him. He is a proud husband and father, and he enjoys spending his time engaging in all manner of activities with his wife, daughter, and her furry siblings. As a native Portlander, he also appreciates spending time on bike and by foot exploring all that Portland and Oregon have to offer.