Professional and Civic Activities

  • Former Chair, Archdiocese of Portland Pastoral Counsel
  • Board Member, MacDonald Center

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 1985


  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 1985
  • S.T.B., Dominican University College (Canada), 2009
  • Graduate School of Social Work, Portland State University
  • B.A., Dominican University College, 2008
  • B.A., University of Portland, 1974

Robert B. Lowry

Bob Lowry has, throughout his practice, prosecuted and defended a wide variety of environmental litigation matters, including through trial, in state and federal courts. His experience includes an array of industrial and mining-related soil, groundwater, surface water, and air contamination issues under state and federal environmental superfund laws, and related toxic tort litigation arising from chemical exposure. He has also frequently defended and advised clients in matters involving the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the federal Environmental Protection Agency. He also provides environmental advice related to business transactions and regulatory compliance.

In his litigation practice of more than 30 years, Bob has prosecuted and defended a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including through trial and appeal, in various state and federal courts, involving diverse transactional, commercial lending, securities, pharmaceutical and business tort issues. He has recognized expertise in bringing and defending fraud and civil racketeering claims. His cases have included Japanese and Canadian clients and cross-border issues. Bob was responsible for the assertion of racketeering claims in the Capital Consultants pension fraud matter.

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