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About Us

Gillaspy & Rhode, PLLC is a Pacific Northwest industry leader representing parties through early resolution, mediation, and arbitration or trial in personal injury, construction defect, product liability and a panoply of general liability claims. Gillaspy & Rhode also provides skilled counsel to construction industry and other businesses through contract development and disputes, entity selection, and diversity certification processes.

Adept in partnering with insurance carriers, their insureds, and industry experts, we understand that timely reporting and liability analysis is the foundation for developing a strategic resolution and trial strategy, thereby achieving excellent results in a cost-effective fashion.

Betsy Gillaspy co-founded the firm in 2001 and Liz Rhode joined her as a partner in 2011. Joanne Thomas Blackburn, Heather McNamee and Claire Whittal joined the leadership team and enhanced the depth and breadth of the firm’s litigation and trial experience and expertise. As a 100% WBNEC certified women-owned business with offices in Oregon and Washington, Gillaspy & Rhode employs principles of diversity and inclusion within and in work with our clients.

We are not only business owners, but active community members.

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We support FareStart, GirlsBuild, National Association of Women in Construction, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, DRI, CLM, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, to name a few.

Gillaspy & Rhode has the skill and will to take matters through trial, paired with the experience to know that many cases are better suited to efficient, effective solutions-oriented results.  Most of all, we provide thoughtful legal insight and strategic input to our clients when they need it most. We are committed to helping protect what you have built.