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Lee Aronson

Schulte, Anderson, Downes,
Aronson & Bittner, P.C.

811 Southwest Naito Parkway
Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 223-4131
(503) 223-1346

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Lee Aronson

Lee’s practice focuses on real estate and complex litigation, defending businesses and individuals in matters of professional negligence, catastrophic injury and business torts, including employer liability. Recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the area’s most seasoned attorneys, Lee has tried a multitude of cases to verdict and made law with his arguments before the Oregon Appellate Courts. On every matter handled Lee brings over 30 years of litigation practice and an abundance of multidisciplinary experience. No matter how complex the matter or unique the circumstances, Lee has probably seen it and knows how to handle it.

In addition to his work at Schulte Anderson, Lee is active in the Defense Research Institute (DRI), a prestigious national organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation and strive to promote and improve the tools and talent of the Defense Bar. Lee just completed a four-year term as the Oregon State Representative to DRI. As such, he has been a participant and contributor to DRI events across the United States as well as a speaker and writer on the defense of professionals at the state level.

A lifelong Oregon resident, Lee began his legal career as the clerk for the Honorable Robert Y. Thornton of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Following his clerkship, Lee practiced in Bend, Oregon handling a wide variety of matters while also indulging his love of the outdoors. Returning to Portland in 1979, Lee began his litigation defense practice with the firm, becoming a shareholder in 1984.


Antioch College (B.A., 1973), Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D., 1977).

Bar Admissions

Oregon (1977); Washington (1984); United States District Court for the District of Oregon; United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.


Recognized as one of Oregon’s Super Lawyers since 2008; Multnomah County Bar Association; Oregon State Bar Association; Washington State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Oregon Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association; Civil Jury Instruction Committee (past); Contributing Author, Oregon Real Property Law.

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