Matthew C. Ellis in the News

March 9, 2016, West Linn settles lawsuit with former police captain for $300,000, The Oregonian.

October 21, 2015, City on the hook for $121,000 after retaliation lawsuit ruling, Canby Herald

October 16, 2015, Canby police supervisor retaliated against officer, jury finds; awards him $120,000, The Oregonian.

September 22, 2015, Before you puff, know the rules. You can still lose your job for off-duty pot use, The Oregonian.

July 8, 2015, Oregon legal experts riff on off-duty pot use, sobriety tests, Oregon Country Fair, The Oregonian.

May 4, 2015, Former West Linn Police Captain Sues City, Claims He Was Retaliation Target, The Oregonian.

April 23, 2015, Former police captain suing city, West Linn Tidings

April 22, 2015, Oregon Teacher of the Year Reinstated, Will Be Fired Again, KGW News

April 3, 2015, MESD Fires Brett Bigham, 2014 Teacher of the Year, GoLocalPDX

April 3, 2015, Oregon’s 2014 Teacher of Year fired today. Had been warned not to speak about being gay, Democratic Underground.

December 10, 2014, Lesbian slurs used by Grant County staff to describe job applicant, 2 federal lawsuits claim, The Oregonian

October 6, 2014, Former Pearl District hair stylist claims racially hostile environment, The Oregonian

September 30, 2014, Oregon parole officer says he was fired for blowing whistle on anti-lesbian comments, The Oregonian

September 30, 2014, Fired worker files whistle-blower suit against Grant County, Blue Mountain Eagle

June 13, 2014, Deaf inmate sues Oregon prison system for not providing sign-language interpreters, The Oregonian

May 20, 2014, Prominent lawyer Ross Day sued for alleged sexual harassment, talking about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, The Oregonian

June 4, 2014, Former Canby detective alleges retaliation by senior police officials, sues city for $900,000, The Oregonian

April 22, 2013, Nude Dancer Alleges Sexual Harassment at Skinn, Willamette Week

February 1, 2013: Gresham business refuses to serve same-sex couple, Portland Tribune

October 25, 2012: Federal appellate court affirms verdict in Lindsay Hunt trial, The Oregonian.

April 24, 2012: Deaf inmate sues Oregon Department of Corrections, says sign-language interpreter wasn’t provided for medical visits, AA meetings, The Oregonian

January 4, 2012: Canby settles gender discrimination lawsuit with former police officer, The Oregonian

July 13, 2011: Citizen panel questions Portland police handling of former recruit Lindsay Hunt’s complaints, The Oregonian.

June 2, 2011: Jury begins deliberations in former Portland police recruit Lindsay Hunt’s whistle-blower case, The Oregonian

May 31, 2011: Dueling psychological analyses of Lindsay Hunt offered at her federal whistle-blower trial, The Oregonian

May 27, 2011: Former Portland police Cmdr. Bret Smith explains why precinct supervisors investigated recruit Lindsay Hunt’s coaching complaints, The Oregonian

May 26, 2011: Portland police Chief Mike Reese counters former recruit’s allegations that police dismissed her official misconduct concerns, The Oregonian

May 25, 2011: Second former Portland police recruit testifies that she was investigated after raising concerns about Central Precinct misconduct, The Oregonian.

May 24, 2011: Former Portland police recruit says she resigned because of how bureau reacted to her complaints of coach’s misconduct, The Oregonian

June 12, 2008: Where He/She Belongs: Bigendered Person Wins Claims Against Portland Women’s Shelters, The Portland Mercury

March 6, 2008: The Thick Blue Line, The Portland Mercury