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Aukjen T. Ingraham

Aukjen T. Ingraham



  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Product Liability
  • Product Liability

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Aukjen (pronounced “owk-yen”) Ingraham is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer with more than 16 years of experience in administrative, state, federal, and appellate courts. Her focus is on railroad and transportation law, with a particular emphasis on catastrophic injury. She also advises on disaster preparedness, incident response and crisis management.

Aukjen is particularly experienced in handling complex litigation, most recently in a construction contract dispute spanning five years. Above all, she is a problem solver, working with clients to attain the best results in difficult situations.

A pioneer in rapid response

When accidents and other significant events occur, clients often call on Aukjen for real-time, on-scene counsel. In response to this need, in 2015 Aukjen founded Schwabe’s Rapid Response Team, a group of lawyers dedicated to responding immediately to an incident. Whether it’s the investigation of an accident, a first-time situation or an environmental issue, Aukjen and Schwabe’s response team are available to assist.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts 
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States District Court, District of Eastern Washington
  • United States District Court, District of Western Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Whitman College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Minor in Spanish, 1998
  • University of New Mexico, Masters in Latin American Studies, 2003
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2002
Areas of Practice

Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Product Liability

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Successfully resolved a $500,000 contract dispute in the environmental services industry.
  • Obtained dismissal of a $25 million personal injury and products liability lawsuit against a small, family-owned business.
  • Successfully defended over 25 wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases as both first and second chair, including traumatic brain injury claims.

Representative cases

  • Dine Citizens et al  v. Bureau of Indian Affairs, 9th Circuit, July 29, 2019; affirming district court dismissal of case pursuant to FRCP 19 and based on tribal sovereign immunity (argued)
  • Figueroa v. BNSF, 351 Or 142 (2017); ordering circuit court to dismiss case against BNSF Railway Company based on lack of general personal jurisdiction.
  • SAIF v. Hoffman, 193 Or App 750 (2004) upholding insurer responsibility for hearing loss claim in workers compensation case

Pro Bono Work

  • Aukjen regularly volunteers to represent clients in Schwabe’s East Multnomah County Legal Clinic, successfully resolving matters for low-income clients.  

  • Aukjen also acts as pro bono trial counsel in other matters both within Oregon and nationally, including in partnership with the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana. 


  • OP-ED: Legal Term Review: Litigation Terminology Cheat Sheet
  • Schwabe Defends Tribal Sovereignty
  • With the Supreme Court Poised to Address Personal Jurisdiction Again, State High Courts Reject Attempts to Evade Daimler v. Bauman
  • Oregon Supreme Court Considers Authority to Hear Cases Arising Outside of Oregon
  • OP-ED: Be Prepared When an Emergency Occurs

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