Shawn Kolitch focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, opinion work, and patent prosecution strategy relating to high-tech industries and emerging technologies. Shawn also maintains a strong interest in criminal and Constitutional issues, and in the areas of overlap between science and the law. He has served as a scientific expert in both criminal and federal bankruptcy cases, as pro bono counsel for prisoners bringing civil rights complaints against the state, and as defense counsel in disciplinary actions brought by the Oregon State Bar. For the past six consecutive years (from 2011-2016), Shawn has been recognized as one of Oregon’s top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, which has named him to its Rising Stars list.
Associate Editor, Environmental Law
Field of specialization: classical and quantum gravitational theory, Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher - 1990–1991, Eardley Prize, Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, 1995
Allen Prize for Excellence in Applied Mathematics, 1989