Kristen G. Hilton

Attorney

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205

503.227.1111 Main
503.243.1654 Direct

Assistant: Joanna Bolstad: 503.243.1661 x 243

Practice Areas
Overview

Kristen Hilton focuses her practice on complex civil litigation matters in state and federal court, including contract disputes, false advertising and unfair competition cases, partnership disputes, and business torts.  She has represented clients from a variety of government agencies and industries, including real estate, entertainment, retail, dairy, and health care, and in all stages of litigation from pleading to trial to appellate matters.

Kristen has also worked extensively on a wide range of pro bono matters.  In one matter, she tried a civil rights and medical malpractice case before a jury in federal court.  In another matter, she represented a group of Alaska Native voters in their lawsuit against the state of Alaska for violations of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. 

While in law school, Kristen served as an intern at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Criminal Division, in Santa Ana, California. 

Prior to joining Sussman Shank, Kristen practiced at Bingham McCutchen LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Santa Monica, California.  Originally from Oregon, Kristen recently moved back to the Portland area and enjoys spending time with her family. 

Education
B.A.  Washington University in St. Louis, cum laude
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
Oregon State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Oregon
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California 
Representative Matters
  • Represented national law firm in federal jury trial related to promissory note.  Assisted in obtaining directed verdict dismissing plaintiff's claims against our client, and awarding damages and attorneys' fees to our client based on its counterclaim.
  • Part of a team that represented Grupo Televisa S.A.B., the world's largest Spanish language media company, in a three-year litigation against Univision Communications Inc.; the case settled favorably for Televisa three weeks into trial. 
  • Successfully defended a law firm against malicious claims brought by a real estate company and individual investors. 
  • Won dismissal of competitor lawsuit against industry leader in the manufacture of rubber liners and tubing used in the milking of dairy cows.  The complaint asserted claims for false advertising under the Lanham Act and unfair competition based on violation of California's Sherman Act. 
  • Successfully defended a medical product company in product labeling and trademark dispute involving claims for false advertising, false designation of origin, and false patent marking.
  • Represented medical billing company in seeking enforcement of non-compete agreements with former employees. 
  • Part of a trial team that represented state agency in 5-week jury trial of dispute with energy supplier stemming from the California energy crisis. 
  • Defended bank against claims brought by independent filmmaker regarding production loan.
  • Represented managing partner in dispute related to multi-million dollar commercial building. 
Honors
Campaign for Equal Justice Associates Award (2016-2017)
Oregon Super Lawyers®, Rising Star® in Business Litigation (2016)
California Super Lawyers®, Rising Star® in Business Litigation (2015)
Bingham McCuthen LLP 2013 Mentor Award
Professional Organizations
American Bar Association
Campaign for Equal Justice
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association
    Multnomah Bar Association CLE Committee (2016)
Oregon Women Lawyers
Publications
Co-author, "Is HBO Ushering in a New TV Menu," Daily Journal (October 2014)
Articles
News
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Practice Areas
Education
B.A.  Washington University in St. Louis, cum laude
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
Oregon State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Oregon
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California 
Honors
Campaign for Equal Justice Associates Award (2016-2017)
Oregon Super Lawyers®, Rising Star® in Business Litigation (2016)
California Super Lawyers®, Rising Star® in Business Litigation (2015)
Bingham McCuthen LLP 2013 Mentor Award

Kristen G. Hilton

Attorney


1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205

503.227.1111 Main
503.243.1654 Direct

Assistant: Joanna Bolstad: 503.243.1661 x 243
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Kristen Hilton focuses her practice on complex civil litigation matters in state and federal court, including contract disputes, false advertising and unfair competition cases, partnership disputes, and business torts.  She has represented clients from a variety of government agencies and industries, including real estate, entertainment, retail, dairy, and health care, and in all stages of litigation from pleading to trial to appellate matters.

Kristen has also worked extensively on a wide range of pro bono matters.  In one matter, she tried a civil rights and medical malpractice case before a jury in federal court.  In another matter, she represented a group of Alaska Native voters in their lawsuit against the state of Alaska for violations of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. 

While in law school, Kristen served as an intern at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Criminal Division, in Santa Ana, California. 

Prior to joining Sussman Shank, Kristen practiced at Bingham McCutchen LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Santa Monica, California.  Originally from Oregon, Kristen recently moved back to the Portland area and enjoys spending time with her family. 

Representative Matters
  • Represented national law firm in federal jury trial related to promissory note.  Assisted in obtaining directed verdict dismissing plaintiff's claims against our client, and awarding damages and attorneys' fees to our client based on its counterclaim.
  • Part of a team that represented Grupo Televisa S.A.B., the world's largest Spanish language media company, in a three-year litigation against Univision Communications Inc.; the case settled favorably for Televisa three weeks into trial. 
  • Successfully defended a law firm against malicious claims brought by a real estate company and individual investors. 
  • Won dismissal of competitor lawsuit against industry leader in the manufacture of rubber liners and tubing used in the milking of dairy cows.  The complaint asserted claims for false advertising under the Lanham Act and unfair competition based on violation of California's Sherman Act. 
  • Successfully defended a medical product company in product labeling and trademark dispute involving claims for false advertising, false designation of origin, and false patent marking.
  • Represented medical billing company in seeking enforcement of non-compete agreements with former employees. 
  • Part of a trial team that represented state agency in 5-week jury trial of dispute with energy supplier stemming from the California energy crisis. 
  • Defended bank against claims brought by independent filmmaker regarding production loan.
  • Represented managing partner in dispute related to multi-million dollar commercial building. 
Professional Organizations
American Bar Association
Campaign for Equal Justice
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association
    Multnomah Bar Association CLE Committee (2016)
Oregon Women Lawyers