An Oregon native, Michael Haglund was one of the founders of this prestigious Portland, Oregon law firm in 1988. Mike graduated in 1973 from Western Oregon University with a B.A. in Education, and he received his law degree from Boston University in 1977. At Boston University, Mike served as Note and Comment Editor from 1976-77. In 1982-83, Mike served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Willamette University. Prior to law school, Mike taught junior high school in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 2003, Mike acted as lead counsel for the largest antitrust verdict in the history of the Pacific Northwest: a $79 million judgment against Weyerhaeuser. In 2004, Mike and his partner Mike Kelley secured two large antitrust settlements for the firm’s clients in Westwood v. Weyerhaeuser and Coast Mountain v. Weyerhaeuser, $34.5 million and $14 million respectively.
In another landmark case, Mike served as lead counsel in the first takings case involving the northern spotted owl to go to trial, winning a $3 million verdict on behalf of SDS Lumber Company against the State of Washington.
Also in 2004, Mike and partner Tim Jones obtained an $11.6 million verdict in Androutsakos v. M/V PSARA, Chevron U.S.A. and PSARA Shipping Corp. This substantial judgment was awarded to Mike’s client who sustained severe brain injury as a result of a maritime accident.
Mike also represented the State of Washington against negligent parties involved in an oil spill off the Washington coast. The settlement negotiated by Mike remains the largest oil spill settlement on record in the State of Washington.
Related Articles & News
Michael Haglund, Weyerhaeuser's aftermath: increased vulnerability of resource based
input markets to monopsony education, The Antitrust Bulletin: Vol. 53, No. 2/Summer 2008,
Dedication marks Peacock’s official nesting place, The Daily Astorian, June 14, 2011.
Community involvement is one of the hallmarks of Haglund Kelley Jones & Wilder, and as founding partner, Mike Haglund leads by example. Mike's many years of civic and charitable work include the following:
- Founder of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the flagship attorney pro-bono project for the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). Mike was President of the Project from 1978-83 and continued to serve on the board of the Project for many years. The Michael E. Haglund Award is awarded annually in honor of volunteer legal work that emulates the MBA's mission of service to the community and stewardship of the justice system.
- President, Multnomah Bar Association, 1989 and 1990. In addition, Mike has served on numerous boards and commissions for both the MBA and the Oregon State Bar.
- Board Member of PACT (Portland Action Communities Together, now Portland Action), a non-profit serving the Southeast Portland community.
- Board Member, "Total Education," Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.
- School Board Member, All Saints School.
- First lay law Board Member for Mt. Angel Seminary.
- Lawyer Delegate, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.
- Volunteer baseball, softball and basketball coach for Hollywood Little League and CYO (Catholic Youth Organization).