John T. Carr

Title: Principal
Phone: (503) 635-5244
Fax: (503) 635-2955


John T. Carr provides legal representation of financial services professionals to limit, defend and/or deflect liability in regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, arbitrations and court cases pending before Oregon Circuit Courts and the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

He is experienced in defending clients before federal and professional regulatory agencies across the U.S. and the Pacific Northwest, including but not limited to:

•  U.S. Securities and  Exchange Commission (“SEC”)

•  Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”)

•   Washington Department of Financial Institutions

•   Oregon Department of Finance and Corporate Securities

•   Oregon Insurance Division

•   Washington State Insurance Commissioner

•  Idaho  Department of Finance, Securities Bureau

•  Certified  Financial Planner  (“CFP”) Board  of Standards, Inc.

•  U.S. Department of Labor

Insurance defense claims involving errors and omissions (“E&O”) and commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies for insureds within the financial services industry are an area of focus.

Mr. Carr’s additional practice areas include licensing, mergers and acquisitions, professional discipline, regulatory violations, audit compliance, entity formation, and corporate re-structuring.

He is a former intern to the late U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield.


Willamette University College of Law (J.D. & Dispute Resolution Certificate, 1991) Pacific Lutheran University (B.A., Political Science, 1987)


Oregon, 1992

Washington, 2003

United States District Court for the District of Oregon

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Oregon State Bar, Securities and Business Sections, Member

Washington State Bar Association, Member

Multnomah County Bar Association, Member

Federal Judicial Selection Committee, Appointed by Senators Wyden and Merkley

Investment Adviser Association, Member

Financial Planning Association, Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapters

   Government and Regulatory Affairs Sections, Former Director

   National Government Relations Committee, Former Member

State Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Former Member

   Appointed by Governor Kitzhaber

Pacific Lutheran University, Alumni Board Member

Youth basketball and soccer coach