James S. Coon
JAMES S. COON was born in Chicago in 1949. He worked in various construction and retail trades during high school and college. He graduated from Yale University in 1971 and Lewis and Clark Law School in 1977, having served as Editor-in-Chief of the law review. He spent a year as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert C. Belloni in Federal Court before beginning private practice.
Jim has devoted his practice since 1978 to representing individuals, labor unions and non-profit public interest groups against government agencies, employers and insurance companies. He has taught at the Lewis and Clark Law School and speaks at conferences for lawyers on social security and the coordination of public and private disability benefits. Jim is a member of the bars of the Oregon Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and United States District Court. He lives in Portland with his wife and two children.