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Brian J. Kernan


(503) 382-3874
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1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 2000
Portland, OR 97201


J.D., cum laude, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2014

B.S. – Economics; B.A. – History, Santa Clara University, 2009

University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, 2007

Brian J. Kernan is an associate in the Portland office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Employment Law and Construction practice groups. Mr. Kernan defends employers in matters involving claims for wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, invasion of privacy, defamation, and wage and hour claims that are filed in state and federal courts, and in matters filed with administrative agencies.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Kernan spent several years as an associate at a Northwest law firm, where he gained extensive experience representing general contractors, subcontractors, and architects in construction defect, breach of contract, and collections matters as well as representing manufacturers and distributors in product defect claims.


U.S. District Court, District of Oregon


Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Real Estate & Land Use Section

Community Involvement

Mentor, Lewis & Clark Law School
Contributor, OSB Real Estate & Land Use Digest
Cabinet Member, Oregon Historical Society