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Jovita’s spirited independence and levelheadedness guide her practice. Jovita adopts a creative approach to framing legal arguments. Her love of words and reading keep her informed and on the leading edge of the profession. With the quick and detailed eye of a detective, her research and understanding of evidence culminates in strong and persuasive advocacy.

Jovita’s engaging and open nature allows her to connect with clients as she readily understands the circumstances they face. Poised and calm under pressure, her diligence achieves positive outcomes. Jovita’s forays into the study of design thinking and deep interest in innovation produce fresh and forward-thinking ideas.


Jovita’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and business disputes, including contractual claims, economic torts, and professional liability. A versatile litigator, she represents both plaintiffs and defendants. She has successfully defended numerous preliminary injunction hearings, including cases involving a violation of a non-compete and misappropriation of trade secrets. She has successfully defended summary judgment motions and successfully obtained summary judgment motions in various practice areas such as breach of contract, employment disputes, legal negligence, and real property disputes. Jovita strives to favorably resolve cases for her clients in an efficient and economical manner, which will often result in settlement prior to trial. But Jovita also embraces the opportunity to go to trial. She works hard to champion for her clients who have been wronged.

Her tactical skills bring the added benefit of rising to leadership roles in the organizations she serves, working to increase equity throughout Oregon. She is dedicated to giving back to our community and improving the legal profession through her various board involvement.


  • Immediate Past President, Multnomah Bar Association, 2022-2023 (Former YLS Director, 2013-2017; Director/Secretary, 2018-2021; President, 2021-2022 )

  • Secretary, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association Foundation, 2017-present (Former President & Board Member, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2013-2017)

  • Oregon State Bar Young Lawyer Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, 2015-2020

  • Oregon State Bar Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, 2020-present

  • Committee Member, ABA Standing Committee for Pro Bono and Public Service, 2017-2020

  • Board Member, Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation (2022-present)

  • Leadership Advancement Fellow, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Class of 2018

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers

  • Board Member, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association


  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Best Lawyers Under 40 (2019)

  • Portland Business Journal, Forty under 40 (2022)

  • Oregon SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2014-2022

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2023

  • Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America


  • California

  • Oregon

  • Washington

  • U.S. District Court for District of Oregon

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • B.A., Emory University

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law


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