Jay Chock

Jay Chock

Portland, Oregon

Jay Chock’s practice concentrates in trial and resolution of complex cases. Jay has tried over 130 jury trials in the state and federal courts of Oregon and Washington in addition to resolving numerous cases through arbitration. Jay’s over 30 years of experience spans litigation areas as diverse as intellectual property, contract litigation, trade secret litigation, job-site injury, products liability, fire loss, nursing home litigation, church litigation and construction defects.

In 2009, the Litigation Counsel of America  selected Jay R. Chock for inclusion in their trial honorary society.  Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America is highly selective and by invitation only.   Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness  and accomplishment in litigation and superior ethical reputation.  In 2006-2015, Oregon Super Lawyers recognized Jay as a Super Lawyer in Litigation. Jay was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2015 in the field of personal injury defense litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contractors Litigation
  • Business Fraud
  • Breach of Contract
  • Unfair Competition

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1986
  • Washington, 2002


  • Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Pennsylvania State University
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Major: History

Representative Cases

  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Safeco Ins. Co., 781 P.2d 399 (Or.App. 1989)

Representative Clients

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • American Family Insurance
  • GuideOne Insurance Company
  • Wal-Mart, Inc.
  • Agilyx
  • LCG Pence Contractors
  • K&E Contractors
  • Temple Baptist Church
  • Friendship Health
  • Bituminous Insurance Company
  • Pharmacy Mutual


  • New Developments in Insurance Law, Oregon State Bar
  • Trials and Tribulations, Oregon State Bar
  • Insurance Update, Oregon State Bar
  • The Attorney-Claims Representative Relationship, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • The PIP-UM Conundrum, Insurance Seminar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)