James E. Molyneux-Elliot

 

James E. Molyneux-Elliot


Mr. Molyneux-Elliot is an associate with the firm.  His practice focuses on workers’ compensation, OSHA, employment law and other administrative law defense.  Before joining the firm, Mr. Molyneux-Elliot was a certified law student for Multnomah Defenders, Inc. in Portland, Oregon.  Mr. Molyneux-Elliot was also a law clerk at Lindsay Hart, LLP, in Portland, Oregon.  Prior to that, he was an investigative intern at Whatcom County Public Defender in Bellingham, Washington and an instructor assistant mentor at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.  Mr. Molyneux-Elliot received his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School, graduating cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.  He is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association.  

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Attorney
CUMMINS, GOODMAN, DENLEY & VICKERS, P.C.
Workers’ compensation, OSHA, employment and complex civil litigation.  Representation of employers and insurance companies.

Certified Law Student, 2020
MULTNOMAH DEFENDERS, INC.
Portland, Oregon
Represented clients charged with misdemeanors and contempt in a range of contest hearings.  Evaluated cases to identify issues for investigation, potential defenses, evidentiary problems, and the potential for early resolution.

Law Clerk, 2018 and 2019
LINDSAY HART, LLP
Portland, Oregon
Researched issues pertaining to maritime and malpractice litigation.  Assisted with depositions and trial preparations, and supported summary judgment proceedings on matters ranging from legal malpractice to pharmaceutical products liability claims.

Investigative Intern, 2017
WHATCOM COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER
Bellingham, Washington
Worked on cases ranging from murder, DUII, and malicious mischief.  Investigated cases at the request of staff attorneys and conducted intake interviews for new clients in the County Jail.

Instructor Assistant Mentor, 2015-2017
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Bellingham, Washington
Taught public speaking to groups of 10-12 college students.  Mentored and trained fellow Instructor Assistants.

EDUCATION
2020, J.D. Degree
Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, Oregon

2017, B.A., Political Science
Western Washington University 
Bellingham, Washington

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Oregon State Bar Association