Susan Pitchford

Class:  Intellectual Property

Susan joined Chernoff Vilhauer in 2004 and became a partner in 2008. She has experience advising clients in matters involving a broad range of technologies, including consumer products and manufacturing protocols. Susan has substantial litigation experience and has represented clients in trials in both state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington, and at appeals to the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit. She is a frequent guest lecturer at continuing legal education programs for lawyers and at seminars educating non-lawyers about the law. She served as a law clerk for the Hon. Philip A. Talmadge, Justice, Washington State Supreme Court, in 1995 and for the Hon. Paul Bastine, Judge, Spokane County Superior Court, 1996. Susan was named a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Patent Law by Oregon Super Lawyers in 2011 and 2012. She was previously named a “Rising Star” in 2009 and 2010.