Sean Glinka

Sean C. Glinka

Senior Counsel

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(503) 417-0503

Sean C. Glinka

Practice Areas

Elevate Law Group
6000 Meadows Road, Suite 450
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Sean C. Glinka

Senior Counsel

Sean has guided clients through complex business, commercial, and real estate transactions and litigation for over a decade. Recognized by his peers as an Oregon Super Lawyer year after year, Sean is a highly regarded and passionate advocate inside and outside of the courtroom. He brings a depth of experience to the advice and counsel that he offers to the individual and business clients with whom he works.

Sean is committed to maintaining a high level of communication. He takes the time to collaborate with clients and incorporate their goals, concerns, values, and feedback. He works to ensure that legal strategies account for business realities and engages with his clients transparently so that they can see how their interests are being served at every stage of the process.

Representative Matters

Sean’s representative transactional work includes:

  • Represented numerous medical, dental, and veterinary practices in organization and sales.
  • Drafted numerous asset and real estate purchase and sale agreements, property management agreements, merger agreements, easement agreements, leases, and tenancy in common agreements.
  • Represented pet food company in reorganization and sale.
  • Represented managed information technology firm in asset sale.
  • Represented cannabis company in sale of company assets and real estate.

Sean’s representative successes in court include:

  • Prevailing at trial on a real estate boundary dispute and being awarded a complete judgment in favor of clients on claims for ejectment, adverse possession, and trespass.
  • Prevailing on summary judgment on a real estate boundary dispute confirming a prescriptive easement.
  • Obtaining summary judgment in favor of client and sanctions against plaintiff for filing a frivolous claim seeking the partition of family property.
  • Prevailing at arbitration on all claims arising out of a joint venture agreement for the purchase and sale of real estate.
  • Successfully defending business owner on claims related to the dissolution of a partnership and obtaining a complete defense judgment in favor of client.
  • Prevailing at trial on claims asserted by client’s former partner and obtaining a complete defense judgment on claims for the misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Obtaining provisional process in the form of temporary restraining orders and the return of assets prior to trial on multiple occasions.


  • Gonzaga University School of Law — Spokane, Washington (2008)
  • Marquette University — Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit


Beyond his role as an attorney, Sean aims to make the most of life and have a positive impact on the people around him. He is a proud husband and father, and he enjoys spending his time engaging in all manner of activities with his wife, daughter, and her furry siblings. As a native Portlander, he also appreciates spending time on bike and by foot exploring all that Portland and Oregon have to offer.