Shangar Meman

Anna Raman

Portland, Oregon

Shangar’s practice encompasses business and commercial litigation, general tort liability defense, premise liability defense, and defense of professionals. Prior to joining Chock Barhoum, Shangar worked on complex medical malpractice, professional liability, corporate litigation and premise liability matters.  Shangar has assisted on several trials, including serving as the primary trial assistant defending a major Canadian corporation in a $13 million federal jury trial.

Shangar earned her law degree from Willamette University, where she was appointed by the Dean as the College of Law Representative on Willamette’s Board of Directors.  As a law student, she competed in Moot Court competitions, served as an Editor to the Environmental Law Journal, and received Pro Bono Honors for all three years.


Prior to beginning her legal career, Shangar worked for International Rescue Committee in Iraq where she helped Iraqi refugees find homes and reconnect with their families. During her undergraduate years, Shangar interned for U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and the Oregon State Legislature.  Shangar also delivered the commencement address for her graduating class at Portland State University.


An immigrant who was raised in Kurdistan, Iraq, Shangar brings an international perspective to the practice of law and life. In addition to Kurdistan, she has lived in France, Hungary, and Cyprus. The oldest of five siblings, Shangar’s time away from her law practice is dominated by her family.  A typical day with her family consists of endless Middle Eastern cuisine and plenty of chatter.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premise Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • General Tort Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2017


  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • J.D., 2016
    • Dispute Resolution Certificate
  • Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
    • B.A., 2012
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Law & Legal Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers