Founded in 1937 as a local litigation firm, Lindsay Hart evolved in the 1970s and 1980s into a full-service Pacific Northwest firm that attracts exceptional legal talent. Lindsay Hart is highly ranked in nine practice areas in U.S. News - Best Law Firms, including Tier 1 rankings in admiralty and maritime law, commercial litigation, insurance law, insurance litigation, legal malpractice defense, and professional malpractice defense. Many past and present Lindsay Hart lawyers have been recognized by their peers for their skill, integrity, and professionalism and are highly rated in Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and The Best Lawyers in America.
Lindsay Hart alumni have served on the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals. Three of the firm's lawyers went on to become Portland trial judges on the Multnomah County Circuit Court. The firm has produced five Oregon State Bar presidents, and two winners of the E.B. McNaughton Award for distinguished service, as well as the 2007 winner of the prestigious MBA Professionalism Award. Former firm attorneys include members of the United States Congress, Oregon Senate, the Oregon House of Representatives, as well as professors at various law schools.