Samuel Hernandez


One SW Columbia Street, Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97204

United States of America

Sam Hernandez focuses his practice on employment law and complex commercial litigation. He handles all aspects of litigation including mediations, mandatory arbitrations, motions, hearings, and trials in both state and federal courts. Mr. Hernandez defends employers faced with wage and hour, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, whistleblower, and misappropriation of trade secret claims. He also helps companies resolve their business disputes with competitors, clients, vendors, and property owners in breach of contract, trespass to real property, and breach of restrictive covenant claims. Mr. Hernandez has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and as a “Rising Litigator” by the Oregon State Bar Litigation Section.

Representative Experience
  • Represented a national telecommunications and wireless services company in a breach of a telecommunications tower lease agreement. Successfully dismissed the complaint for lack of jurisdiction.
  • Represented a national betting system provider in resolving a complaint before state and federal agencies on claims for disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and wrongful termination.
  • Represented a multinational freight carrier in resolving a complaint in federal court on claims for disability, failure to accommodate, and wrongful termination. Successfully argued to dismiss supervisors named as aiders or abettors.
  • Represented a national grocery store chain in resolving wage and hour disputes.
  • Represented a multinational grocery store chain in a wage and hour class action litigation involving over ten thousand employees and over $100 million in possible damages.
  • Represented a national telecommunications and wireless services company in a construction defect claim resulting from a telecommunication’s platform.
  • Co-counsel for a timber and forest products company in defense of a personal injury complaint. Received full defense verdict at trial.
  • Co-counsel for a security company in defense of a wage and hour complaint. Received favorable verdict at trial.
  • Represented a mechanical and engineering company in a merger & acquisition valued at $70 million, conducting employment diligence.
  • Represented an investment company in a merger & acquisition valued at over $7.5 million, conducting employment diligence.


  • B.S., Portland State University (2005)
    (magna cum laude)
  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (2010)


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