Montgomery (Monty) Cobb
Monty Cobb has practiced law since 1983. His practice emphasizes employment law and business litigation for people and their businesses. Mr. Cobb is admitted to practice in all Oregon Courts, United States Federal Court for the District of Oregon, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Bankruptcy Court.
He has represented clients in hundreds of cases before these courts and in administrative agencies including the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Unemployment Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services, Senior and Disabled Services Division, Department of Environmental Quality, Construction Contractor's Board, Board of Medical Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Naturopathic Examiners, Board of Nursing, Workers' Compensation Board, and city and county local government regulators.
In addition to litigation, Mr. Cobb has extensive appellate experience and has briefed and argued dozens of cases in the Oregon and Federal Courts of Appeals and in administrative agencies.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Business Advice and Protection
Professional Negligence - Malpractice
Oregon – all courts
U.S. District Court District of Oregon
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Battle Ground Cinema, et al v. Bernhardt et al, https://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/index.cfm?fa=opinions.showOpinion&filename=477181MAJ(unpublished 2017)
Hendrickson Trucking, Inc., v. Oregon Department of Transportation, 270 Or App 633, 349 P.3d 585 (2015). Reversed ODOT ruling against trucking company.
Miller v. Portland, 356 Or. 402 (2014) and Miller v. Portland, 255 Or. App. 771 (2013) Reversed lower court ruling against disabled firefighters.
Brown v. Gatti, 240 Or. App. 519 (2011) Defamation case for a doctor against statements made in the media by malpractice attorney.
Rafferty & Towner Inc. v. NJS Enterprises, Inc., 235 Or. App. 286 (2010) Defended small business owner on claim of fraudulent transfer.
River City Ranches v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 313 Fed. Appx. 935 (2009) Defended victims of fraudulent tax shelter against the IRS.
Rafferty & Towner Inc. v. NJS Enterprises, Inc., 224 Or. App. 51 (2008) Another phase of case defending small business owner on claim of fraudulent transfer.
Convention Foliage Service, Inc. v Employment Division, 211 Or. App. 104 (2007) Defended small business against employment tax audit.
Skoog v. Clackamas County, 469 F.3d 1221 (9th Cir. 2006) Lawsuit for constitutional violations against officer who arrested client for videotaping in public.
River City Ranches #1 v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, United States Court of Appeals, 401 F.3d 1136 (9th cir. 2005) Obtained ruling allowing tax payers in this case to review IRS audit files.
Murphy v. Schneider National, Inc., United States Court of Appeals, 362 F.3d 1133 (9th Cir. 2003). Reversed lower court ruling against injured truck driver.
River City Ranches #4 v. Commissioner, United States Court of Appeals, 2002 1 U.S. Tax Cases (CCH) P50, 105 (9th Cir. 2001)
Arnsberg v. USA, United States Court of Appeals, 549 Fed. Supp. 55 (1982)
Arnsberg v. USA, United States Court of Appeals, 757 F.2d 971 (9th Cir. 1984)
Brown v. Gatti, Supreme Court of Oregon, 341 Or. 452, 145 P3d 130 (2006)
Bollam v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., Supreme Court of Oregon, 302 Or. 343, 730 P.2d 542 (1986)
Cain V. Rijken, Supreme Court of Oregon, 300 Or. 706 (1986)
Reeves v Reeves, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 203 Or. App. 80, P.3d (2005)
Brown v. Gatti, 195 Court of Appeals of Oregon, Or. App. 695, 99 P.3d 299 (2004)
Mantia v. Hansen, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 190 Or. App. 412, 79 P.3d 404 (2004)
Mantia v. Hansen, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 190 Or. App. 36, 77 P.3d 1143 (2003)
Long v. Tualatin Valley Fire, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 163 Or. App. 397, 987 P.2d 1267 (1999)
Reynolds Metals v. Rogers, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 157 Or. App. 147, 967 P.2d 1251 (1998)
U.S. West Properties., Inc. v. AOI Compwise Worker's Compensation Program, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 156 Or. App. 411, 965 P.2d 467 (1998)
Bailey v. Reynolds Metals, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 153 Or. App. 498, 959 P.2d 84 (1998)
Linnton Plywood Ass'n v. Hansen, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 151 Or. App. 616, 949 P.2d 743 (1997)
In re Johnson, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 149 Or. App. 496, 1997 Ore App LEXIS 1267 (1997)
Flaningam v. Flaningam, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 145 Or. App. 432, 929 P.2d 1084 (1996)
Reynolds Metals v. Mendenhall, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 141 Or. App. 400, 917 P.2d 1077 (1996)
In re Johnson, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 141 Or. App. 134, 915 P.2d 1058 (1996)
Little Donkey Enterprises. v. Filings of the Nat'l Council on Compensation Ins., Court of Appeals of Oregon, 138 Or. App. 704, 909 P.2d 1250 (1996)
Reynolds Metals v. Mendenhall, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 133 Or. App. 428, 891 P.2d 706 (1995)
Thrasher v. Reynolds Metals, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 133 Or. App. 13, 889 P.2d 1351 (1995)
Reynolds Metals v. Thrasher, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 133 Or. App. 30, 889 P.2d 1352 (1995)
Warren v. Reynolds Metals, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 128 Or. App. 435, 875 P.2d 547 (1994)
Little Donkey Enterprises., Inc. v. State Accident Ins. Fund, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 121 Or. App. 643, 856 P.2d 323 (1993)
In re Compensation of Knapp, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 118 Or. App. 162, 845 P.2d 1315 (1993)
Little Donkey Enterprises., Inc. v. State Accident Ins. Fund, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 118 Or. App. 54, 845 P.2d 1298 (1993)
Nelander v. Department of Ins. & Finance, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 112 Or. App. 419, 829 P.2d 1048 (1992)
Umpqua Aquaculture, Inc. v. Ron's Welding & Fabricators, Inc., Court of Appeals of Oregon, 111 Or. App. 220, 826 P.2d 31 (1992)
Little Donkey Enterprises., Inc. v. State Accident Ins. Fund, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 107 Or. App. 400, 812 P.2d 25 (1991)
In re Compensation of Strozyk, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 104 Or. App. 744, 802 P.2d 1306 (1990)
In re Smith, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 104 Or. App. 329, 801 P.2d 850 (1990)
Murphy v. Senior Services. Div., Court of Appeals of Oregon, 94 Or. App. 725, 767 P.2d 104 (1989)
Standard Steel Co. v. Hill, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 89 Or. App. 10 (1988)
Damis v. Cotter & Co., Court of Appeals of Oregon, 89 Or. App. 219, 748 P.2d 166 (1988)
In re Tope, Court of Appeals of Oregon, 77 Or. App. 276, 712 P.2d 187 (1986)
Bollam v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., Court of Appeals of Oregon, 76 Or. App. 267, 709 P.2d 1095 (1985)
Murphy v. Mental Health Div., Court of Appeals of Oregon, 75 Or. App. 226, 706 P.2d 569 (1985)
Jack Jacobs, Inc. v. Allied Systems Co., Court of Appeals of Oregon, 68 Or. App. 554, 683 P.2d 1011 (1984)
Hoyt and Sons Ranch Properties, Ltd., NV v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2001-282, United States Tax Count (2001)
River City Ranches #1 v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2003-150, United States Tax Court (2003)
River City Ranches #1 v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2007-171 United States Tax Court (2007)
Durham Farms #1 v Commissioner, T. C. Memo 2000 159, United States Tax Court (2000)
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Presentation and Paper: Section on Labor and Employment Law, Key West, Florida, "Safety Rules on the West Coast", American Bar Association, 2005
Presentation and Co-Author: Continuing Legal Education Seminar and Publication, "Drafting Employment Documents", Oregon State Bar, 1999
Presentation: Defense Counsel: Seminar, "Defending Psychological Injury Claims", Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 1989
Co-Author: Workers' Compensation: "Covered Employers and Employees", Oregon State Bar, 1983
Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon - 1983
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Oregon State Bar Association, Member
Multnomah Bar Association, Member
Mr. Cobb began his legal career as a law clerk while still in law school and became a "certified law student" enabling him to practice law before graduation (under supervision) and began handling workers' compensation cases representing employers in 1982.
Mr. Cobb's clients have ranged from large corporations of national significance to the smallest businesses owned by a family or one person. His business clients have included professionals in private practice including physicians, lawyers, accountants and nurses. His emphasis on businesses stems from his belief that his personality and talents are most compatible with representing business owners and managers, as well as his belief that small and medium businesses are often victimized by the legal system and laws that were written for noble purposes but which are sometimes misused.
Monty Cobb started life on the East Coast, and moved West at 13. He graduated from college in 1972 with a degree in Psychology and a second emphasis in radio and television. He worked in radio as a production engineer and disc jockey in the Napa Valley, Berkeley and Portland, Oregon until 1975.
Mr. Cobb was a Mental Health Therapist and administrator in the Multnomah County Mental Health system (Portland, OR) from 1973 until 1982. In 1980, he attended Lewis and Clark Law School, graduated in 1983 and passed the bar exam that year.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Mr. Cobb avidly enjoys sailing and boating of all kinds, especially cruising in warm water through beautiful islands. His interest in human psychology continues through reading and in his practice of law. He is a student of the art of cooking (not to mention dining). He "suffers" from “chronic audiophilia.”