Robert Bonaparte

PARTNER

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Bob Bonaparte is one of the premier lawyers in Oregon representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. The Wall Street Journal wrote in 1999 that Mr. Bonaparte’s landmark case, Fleming v. USAA, “stunned the state’s insurance industry.” The Oregonian’s headline proclaimed: “a seismic event rocks insurance biz.” In a featured article, the Business Journal wrote that Mr. Bonaparte is “out to break the exclusions.”

Mr. Bonaparte is a former associate at New York’s Cadwalader, Wickersham, & Taft, and Washington, D.C.’s Ross, Dixon & Bell. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Virginia Law School.

Mr. Bonaparte served as the National Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Subcommittee on Practice and Procedure and President of the Owen Panner Inn of Court. He serves as an arbitrator for the Multnomah County Circuit Court, the NASD, the Arbitration Service of Portland, and the Oregon State Bar Fee Arbitration Program. Mr. Bonaparte is a frequent lecturer on legal education, and his writings have appeared in various publications.

EDUCATION

J.D., Virginia Law School

A.M., Stanford University

A.B., Stanford University

BAR ADMISSIONS

Oregon

United States Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Oregon State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

Owen Panner Inn of Court

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Property Insurance Claims
  • Fire Loss Claims
  • Business Interruption
  • Insurance Claims
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Environmental Law