Elisa J. Dozono


Elisa J. Dozono is a litigation and government affairs partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, recognized by her peers as a "Top 25 Women Oregon Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyers magazine. She helps businesses solve problems from employment, to real estate, to intellectual property and regulatory disputes. Before law, she spent 11 years in public affairs with the Port of Portland, former Portland Mayor Vera Katz, former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, and Clinton/Gore '96, and worked for Channel 2 News. Building on that experience she also provides advice regarding elections law, public records, and other regulatory and administrative law issues. In 2018, Elisa was appointed by the Oregon Supreme Court to serve a three-year term as a Judge Pro Tempore for Washington County.

A former extern for the Honorable Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court of Oregon, Dozono is a co-founder and member of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and has served on several state and federal judicial screening committees. She is a former chair of the Oregon Lottery Commission and the Metro Expo Recreation Commission. The numerous non-profit boards Dozono has served on include Albina Opportunities Corporation, which provides gap-financing for women and minority owned businesses and Emerge Oregon, which she co-founded to recruit and train women to run for office. Dozono was chosen as a Woman of Influence Orchid Award winner (large business) by the Portland Business Journal in 2012 and received the Oregon Area Jewish Committee's Emerging Leadership Award in 2010.


  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (formerly Northwestern School of Law),
    • Member of the Business Roundtable
    • Certificate in general business law
  • B.S., Boston University, College of Communications

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