Adam E. Jones is Of Counsel in Selman Breitman’s Portland office and is a member of the firm’s Insurance, Toxic Tort/Environmental, and General Liability practice groups. He focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation and counseling, and the defense of toxic tort and general liability matters. He has over ten years of experience litigating cases across the country in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Adam represents foreign and domestic insurers, primarily in the context of high exposure environmental and mass tort coverage matters, as well as professional liability claims. 

Representative Matters

  • Represented a carrier in a first-party bad faith action relating to alleged damage to cloud storage and loss of data.
  • Provided coverage counseling to carriers on claims made under proprietary technology errors and omissions and professional liability policies.
  • Represented an insurer in a coverage suit pertaining to coverage for a PRP at the Lower Fox River Superfund site
  • Represented carriers in a state court coverage actions relating to insureds’ asbestos liabilities, and consulted with the carrier’s bankruptcy counsel on insurance coverage issues raised by the insureds’ 524(g) bankruptcy proceeding.
  • Represented an insurer through appeal in an environmental coverage matter regarding a successor entity’s rights under policies issued to a predecessor.
  • Represented a carrier in a coverage action regarding whether an insured represented on a pro bono basis is entitled to reimbursement of defense costs under a general liability policy


  • Co-author: “What’s the Risk? Seeking Additional Insured Protection,” Litigation Management Magazine, Spring 2012.
  • Contributing author and editor: Survey of Illinois Law: Insurance Law, 32 S. Ill. U. L.J. 1039 (2008).  
  • Co-author of the Sherman Act Section 2 Chapter of the ABA’s Antitrust and Telecommunications Practice Guide and an appendix entitled “Background of the Illinois Brick Decision” for the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook (2007).

Bar Admission

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2002

With Distinction

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts, B.A., 1998