Kennedy Bowles, P.C.
111 SW 5th Avenue #2115
Portland, OR 97204



Michael Kennedy


Michael D. Kennedy graduated from Willamette University with a BA in Mathematics in 1974 and then went on to Willamette Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1978.  Following his time at Willamette, Mr. Kennedy worked as an attorney with his father, Olwyn S. Kennedy at Kennedy Bowles Towsley and Soriano.  In 1985 Michael Kennedy became managing partner and the firm was subsequently renamed Kennedy Bowles, P.C., and the organization was restructured and practice areas refocused to what they are today.  Mr. Kennedy is admitted to the bar in Oregon, and is admitted to practice law in all Oregon courts, Oregon Federal District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.  He is also AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Michael D. Kennedy’s areas of practice include complex civil litigation, construction defect cases, business litigation, commercial insurance defense, corporate law and plaintiff’s personal injury law including automobile accidents, medical malpractices claims, premises liability and liquor liability.  In addition, Mr. Kennedy performs arbitration and mediation services for attorneys and courts throughout Western Oregon.



Pamela Paluga


Pamela J. Paluga is AV rated 5.0 Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been practicing law for over 25 years. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in political science in 1986, and obtained her J.D., with honors from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1989. She began her career in Southern California in the areas of business and real estate litigation and transactional work, and subsequently expanded her practice areas to include insurance defense, focusing on realtor malpractice, construction defect and toxic tort defense. In 2009, Ms. Paluga relocated to Oregon, where she is admitted to practice law in all Oregon state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Additionally, Ms. Paluga is licensed to practice law in Washington and holds an inactive license to practice law in California. She is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC). Ms. Paluga’s current areas of practice include business and insurance defense litigation, the latter primarily in construction defect matters, as well as various transactional work on behalf of corporate and real estate clients.