Kevin Kiely has developed a successful national and international litigation practice representing clients in trials and administrative-contested cases throughout the United States. He has also handled cases in Canada, Asia, and Europe. He is the head of Cable Huston’s litigation and trial practice group, and Chair of the firm's Management Committee.
Recent Representative Matters
Lead trial counsel on behalf of AmeriTitle against Gilliam County for unconstitutionally imposing local hiring policy on developers as element of tax abatement program. Federal jury verdict for AmeriTitle finding violation of commerce clause and equal protection clause as well as damages. Court ordered injunction against the County and attorneys fees in favor of AmeriTitle.
Lead counsel for professional sports team in confidential arbitration including a multi-million dollar contract dispute. Team prevailed, awarded requested relief and attorney fees.
Lead defense counsel on $90 million in claims by a group of labor unions against their trustee fiduciary insurer. Plaintiffs alleged covered losses resulting from securities fraud, white-collar crime. Defense verdict.
Lead trial counsel defending Oregon public utility on environmental claims arising out of the construction of a hydroelectric facility. Prevailed at trial.
Plaintiff’s lead trial counsel representing global waste management concern in franchise-fee dispute with local government. Prevailed at trial. Trial costs awarded. Upheld at U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Lead trial counsel for Portland Trail Blazers NBA team in adversary litigation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon against a consortium of lenders who sought to acquire control of Rose Garden Arena from debtor, Oregon Arena Corporation. Trail Blazers sought bankruptcy court ruling that lenders be required to make c. $120 million in improvements and upgrades as a pre-condition to taking ownership of Arena where Trail Blazers play. Team prevailed at trial.