Perry A. Kantor
Perry Kantor brings an extensive public speaking background combined with a passion for litigation and trial work to Graves & Swanson LLC. He is a staunch advocate for justice and his client’s rights, and loves to litigate on their behalf, whether in the courtroom or on paper.
Perry graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School, served on both the Ninth Circuit Review and as an Associate Editor for Environmental Law Review, and was the first person to ever appear twice as a competitor for the law school Regional Trial Team. Prior to joining Graves & Swanson LLC, Perry worked as a Certified Law Clerk for Chenoweth Law Group, PC. He has previously served as a Federal Judicial Extern to the Hon. Marco A. Hernández, and as a law clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Child Advocacy Section.
Perry is also currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Portland, where he teaches and coaches the school’s successful Mock Trial Program. Additionally, Perry regularly serves as an appointed mentor for law students, undergraduate students, and serves on the Multnomah Bar Associations’ Membership Committee.
Before law school, Perry worked as an appeals coordinator for PHI Air Medical, an air ambulance company, advocating on behalf of patients whose insurance claims for life-saving medical care had been denied. He was also an award-winning and record-setting mock trial competitor at his undergraduate school, the University of Arizona.