Professional Experience

Nikki Abercrombie is a partner in the firm’s litigation group with a focus on business and commercial litigation, appeals and internal investigations.  She is licensed in Oregon and Washington and practices in both state and federal courts.  Nikki was a summer associate with Cable Huston LLP in 2013 and joined the firm as an associate in 2014.  

Nikki represents individuals, public and private companies, and governmental/quasi-governmental entities in all aspects of state and federal civil litigation. She has substantial experience in jury trials, motions practice, and hearings in both state and federal court.  Nikki also has broad experience in depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and corporate internal investigations.  Nikki has extensive experience managing complex cases, including matters with complex discovery issues and high-volume electronic discovery collection and review.  

Nikki has been involved in a wide variety of civil matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court, including: 

  • Breach of Contract  
  • Professional Malpractice and Legal Ethics  
  • Corporate Shareholder Disputes  
  • Construction Defect and Contractor Disputes  
  • Real Estate and Commercial Leases 
  • Insurance and Surety  
  • State and Federal Environmental Clean-Up and Hazardous Substances 
  • Elder Abuse  
  • Probate and Trust Litigation  

Nikki’s appellate practice experience includes drafting briefs and assisting in preparation for oral argument in the Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, and Ninth Circuit.  She has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Professional Activities 

Oregon State Bar

  • MCLE Committee, Chair (2021)
  • MCLE Committee, Secretary (2020)
  • MCLE Committee, Member (2018-2019)

Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section (YLS)

  • YLS Board of Directors, President-Elect (2021-present)
  • YLS Board of Directors, Treasurer (2020-2021)
  • YLS Board of Directors, Director (2018-2020)
  • YLS CLE Committee, Chair (2017-2018)
  • YLS CLE Committee, Member (2015-2017)

Member, Oregon Women Lawyers (2014-present)

Member, Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court (2017-2019)

Publications

  • Co-Author, Attorney Advocacy and Ethics in Arbitration, Chapter 12 of the Oregon State Bar CLE BarBook on Alternate Dispute Resolution (2019 ed.)
  • Note, The Issue of Donor Standing and Higher Education: Will Increased Donor Standing Be Helpful or Hurtful to American Colleges and Universities? 40 J.C. & U.L. 321 (2014).

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