> J.D., University of San Diego, 1998

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Rima Ghandour

Location: Oregon, Washington, California

(866) 858-8449 Ext. 706

Ms. Ghandour excels at structuring and implementing innovative legal strategies that optimize results for her clients while conserving their resources. Ms. Ghandour is licensed in four states, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California, and is able to manage client concerns throughout the Northwest. Ms. Ghandour earned a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY in 1994 and earned a J.D. from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 1998.

By operating in a nearly paperless environment, Ghandour Velissaropoulos Law is able to sustain a reduced cost infrastructure that affords the firm greater flexibility in responding to the needs of the clients they represents.


For the last twenty years, Ms. Ghandour has concentrated her work in complex construction defect lawsuits, commercial litigation, real estate disputes, product liability, insurance coverage and personal injury claims in state and federal courts.  Formerly a partner with Wiles Law Group and Senior Counsel with Safeco Insurance, Ms. Ghandour pioneered and implemented various procedures that increased cost-savings and efficiencies for the benefit of her clients.  Ms. Ghandour began her career in California, where she represented contractors and tried hundreds of cases for the Orange County Public Guardian.  Ms. Ghandour is fluent in Arabic and proficient in French.

Ms. Ghandour has represented clients in dozens of bench trials, several jury trials, hundreds of hearings, and hundreds of successful settlements and arbitrations.

Ms. Ghandour was chosen by the Oregon State Bar for their Leadership College.


Ms. Ghandour is admitted to practice law in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. She is also a member of the Owen Panner Inn of CourtOregon Women Lawyers, and Defense Research Institute. At various times Ms. Ghandour has served as a leadership college fellow in the Oregon State Bar and had positions with various other Bar Associations. Currently Ms. Ghandour is a board member of the Multnomah Bar Association and theQueen’s Bench, serves on the Oregon State Bar’s Diversity Section Executive Committee and is a Pupilage Group Leader for the Owen Panner Inn of Court.  Ms. Ghandour is past Chair of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Equality and Diversity Committee and Co-Chair of the Oregon Women Lawyers Networking Committee. Ms. Ghandour is also a founding member and current President of the board for the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon.  Ms. Ghandour has won the International Association of Insurance Professionals, Region IX 2013 – 2014 Rookie of the Year Award.