Thomas A. Larkin

Member
Email: tlarkin@lawssl.com Phone: 503-221-0699 x239 Fax: 503-223-5706

OVERVIEW

Mr. Larkin is a member of Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC.

Mr. Larkin's litigation practice concentrates on construction, procurement and design matters, representing sureties, owners, prime contractors, subcontractors and design professionals. Mr. Larkin's practice also focuses on complex business, corporate, forest products, and real property transactions, litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Larkin has substantial trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts, as well as in the negotiation and finalization of business asset transfers, real estate, collateral security, financing and construction agreements.

In 2009, the Litigation Counsel of America inducted Mr. Larkin into its Trial Lawyers Honorary Society, and in 2016 Mr. Larkin became a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America. In 2009, the American Bar Foundation inducted Mr. Larkin as a Fellow.

In 2010, the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society named Mr. Larkin as one of the most distinguished trial lawyers in Oregon. Each year the society honors a group of people who have contributed to the rich history of the Oregon Courts. This year's recognition is in honor of distinguished trial lawyers in Oregon. Those selected have been identified as individuals who consistently exhibit a high level of trial advocacy and skill, as well as professionalism and integrity.

Oregon Super Lawyers named Mr. Larkin as one of the top lawyers in Construction and Business Litigation for four years: 2012-2016.

Mr. Larkin is also a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

BIOGRAPHY

OVERVIEW

Mr. Larkin is a member of Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC.

Mr. Larkin's litigation practice concentrates on construction, procurement and design matters, representing sureties, owners, prime contractors, subcontractors and design professionals. Mr. Larkin's practice also focuses on complex business, corporate, forest products, and real property transactions, litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Larkin has substantial trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts, as well as in the negotiation and finalization of business asset transfers, real estate, collateral security, financing and construction agreements.

In 2009, the Litigation Counsel of America inducted Mr. Larkin into its Trial Lawyers Honorary Society, and in 2016 Mr. Larkin became a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America. In 2009, the American Bar Foundation inducted Mr. Larkin as a Fellow.

In 2010, the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society named Mr. Larkin as one of the most distinguished trial lawyers in Oregon. Each year the society honors a group of people who have contributed to the rich history of the Oregon Courts. This year's recognition is in honor of distinguished trial lawyers in Oregon. Those selected have been identified as individuals who consistently exhibit a high level of trial advocacy and skill, as well as professionalism and integrity.

Oregon Super Lawyers named Mr. Larkin as one of the top lawyers in Construction and Business Litigation for four years: 2012-2016.

Mr. Larkin is also a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

PRACTICE AREAS

Business & Commercial Litigation
Business & Corporate Law
Construction & Design
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Surety & Fidelity

NEWS

SSG Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2013
SSG Co-Sponsors the 2013 Western States Surety Conference
SSG Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2012
SSG Again Ranked By Us News And World Report As A First-Tier Firm In Construction Law
Arne's Warriors Top Fundraiser in Walk to Defeat ALS
SSG ranked by US News and World Report as a first-tier firm in construction law
Tom Larkin has been named by the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society as among the most distinguished trial lawyers in Oregon.
Stewart Sokol & Gray Successfully Defends Client in a Commercial Crime Policy Coverage Dispute at the Trial Court and Oregon Court of Appeals
Thomas Larkin inducted into the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

CLIENT SUCCESS

Prime Contractor Defended Over Multi-Million Dollar Claim
Successful Recovery On Behalf of Clients in Multi-Lane Bridge Construction Claim

COMMUNITY

ALS Association
ALS Association Walk to Defeat ALS
American Cancer Society Hope Ball
Classroom Law Project
Lawyer's Campaign for Equal Justice

EVENTS

NUCA in the City
Join SSG at the Portland ALS Association Walk to Defeat ALS
2011 Umpqua Bank Challenge
Projects from Hell - How to Avoid Them & How to Manage Them If You Have One
The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues

PUBLICATION

"Hair of the Dog That Bit You: The Surety’s Risk in Pursuing the Principal’s Claim"
"Negotiating a Court Free Settlement"
"Oregon Procurement Rules and Regulations"
"Please Release Me – Let Me Go: A Study of Suretyship Defenses as Recognized by the Restatement of the Law Third – Suretyship & Guaranty"
"The Contractor and Owner Perspectives: Detecting the Problem Project and Avoiding Surety Claims"
"Understanding Entitlement: Delay Damages"
"Underwriting Panel: Claims Intensive Principals – How are they Evaluated?"

EDUCATION

University of Denver, J.D., 1992

University of Michigan, B.A., 1989

 

BAR & COURT ADMISSION

Oregon State Court

Washington State Court

Idaho State Court

Alaska State Court

United States District Court for the District of Oregon

United States District Court for the District of Alaska

United States District Court for the District of Idaho

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Oregon State Bar Association: Construction Law Section; Aviation Law Section; Litigation Section; Energy, Telecom & Utility Law Section

Alaska State Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association: Construction Law Section; Litigation Section

Idaho State Bar Association

American Bar Association: Tort and Insurance Practice (Fidelity and Surety Law Committee), Litigation Section, Business Law Section, Public Contract Section (2005-Present Oregon State Chair), Forum on Construction Industry

Federal Bar Association

CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

Complex Commercial Litigation Institute, Member

BADGES