Ernest Warren Jr. has practiced law since 1989 and his primary practice is personal injury, real property, corporate, and criminal law in Oregon and Washington. In 1990, he opened the first African American law firm in Portland, Oregon where he remains managing partner and has been intricate in promoting diversity in the Oregon State Bar ever since. Mr. Warren is also general counsel for a non-profit low-income rental-housing corporation that is currently doing a multi-million dollar rehabilitation of its real property portfolio.
Juris Doctor - Arizona State University, College of Law (1988).
Masters of Business Administration for Business, Government and Not-for-Profit Management - Willamette University, Atkinson School of Management (1986).
Bachelor of Science -Willamette University, Economics (1981).
Trial Lawyers College - Dubois, Wyoming (1995).
Oregon Bar Association since April 1989.
Washington Bar Association since June 1989.
US District Court of Oregon since February 1992.
US District Court of Western Washington since May 1996.
Financial Institutions Committee, Business Law Section, OSBA 1993-1997.
Alumni Board of Directors, Willamette University, 2000 – 2004.
Court Liaison Committee, Multnomah Bar Association 2000 – 2003.
Portland Gang Violence Task Force Mentor 2012-present.
Multnomah County Bar Association Mentor 2014-present.
Oregon State Bar PLF Mentor 2014-present.
Awards and Certificates:
Exceptional Achievement in re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation from the City of Lancaster, 2014.
Community Support Award from the Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, 2012.
Convocation on Equality Certificate of Appreciation from the Oregon State Bar, 2011.
Certificate of Appreciation from the Emmanuel Temple Church, 2004.
“I believe I can fly” from the African American Chamber of Commerce, 1999.