Betts Patterson Mines

Anne Cohen


Management Committee
Portland Office

(503) 961-6540

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Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen is a Shareholder at Betts Patterson Mines, P.S., where she has a multi-state practice that specializes in the defense of complex, multi-party litigation in an insurance defense context.

Anne’s practice has included a broad range of issues:  product liability; the liability of contractors and developers; director and officer/partnership disputes; securities litigation; errors and omissions;  as well as foreclosure, medical malpractice and cyberlaw. Anne has represented a wide variety of businesses across a broad spectrum of claims, including contract and tort-based claims, discrimination, harassment, non-compete and trade secret claims. Her practice has also included representation of international business entities in US-based litigation, as well as the defense of class-action lawsuits.

Anne routinely manages a team of lawyers and legal staff to address her clients’ legal and business issues. The goal is always to provide a comprehensive and effective representation while striving for maximum value for legal services provided.

Anne graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law, where her focus was civil litigation. During law school, Anne externed for the Honorable Henry C. Breithaupt of the Oregon Tax Court, and for the Honorable Ann Aiken in District Court for the State of Oregon. Upon graduation, Anne clerked for the Honorable Lyle C. Velure. During the year she clerked, Judge Velure presided over more than 50 jury trials and heard the civil motion docket in Lane County.

Before law school, Anne worked in middle management, with experience in both retail management, the management of fitness/health clubs and food service management.

Anne frequently presents to businesses, insurance companies and trade organizations on a variety of issues. She is available for lunch-and-learn or continuing education presentations and is always open for questions.