Troy Sexton

Troy G. Sexton


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(503) 417-0517

Troy G. Sexton

Practice Areas

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

Troy G. Sexton


Troy represents businesses and individuals in litigation, bankruptcy, judgment collection, and real estate matters. Troy is a pragmatic problem solver who looks to maximize each client’s overall results through surgical litigation, efficient settlements, and practical transactions. He has represented dozens of clients in lawsuits and arbitrations involving contracts, security interests, liens, constitutional rights, and real property disputes.

Troy is one of the most experienced anti-SLAPP litigators practicing in Oregon today. He regularly argues anti-SLAPP motions at both trial and appellate courts. Troy’s arguments have been influential in changing Oregon law. His position in Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association v. Chin 316 Or. App. 514 (2021) was promptly adopted by the Oregon Legislature, ensuring that future defendants in anti-SLAPP cases will have broader rights to force plaintiffs to pay the defendant’s attorney’s fees.

Complicated judgment collection and enforcement cases are also part of Troy’s practice. He was the architect behind the collection strategy that resulted in over $200,000 being recovered for low-income Oregonians defrauded through a fake immigration lawyer scam. In another matter, he collected over $200,000 from non-cooperating garnishees which required collateral litigation in the trial court, Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, and US Bankruptcy court, where he prevailed in every court.

Troy also represents commercial real property owners in purchases and sales all over the country. Since 2021, Troy has helped his clients buy or sell more than $100,000,000 in real property.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully settled, mid-trial, a three year long breach of contract case involving complex uniform commercial code arguments related to the sale of sparkling wine.
  • Obtained summary judgment and sanctions against opposing counsel for filing a baseless case built on frivolous arguments relating to ownership of a beach cabin.
  • Successfully reorganized a specialty construction contractor through Chapter 11 who faced multiple eight-figure uninsured tort claims and extensive tax liabilities.
  • Confirmed a consensual Chapter 11 reorganization plan for individual debtors involved in an unsuccessful medical practice.
  • Defended a student-athlete, pro-bono, against a vexations plaintiff for a defamation claim based on a parody Instagram photo. Prevailed at the district court, Ninth Circuit, and certiorari stage of the US Supreme Court.
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion against a person who reported suspected child abuse. In response, the suspected abuser sued the reporter for $1 million in punitive and compensatory damages. All claims against the child-abuse reporter were dismissed with prejudice and attorney’s fees were awarded.
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion against a person who claimed to have been placed in a false light by the truthful, factual investigation of a blogger into the underpinnings of illegal telemarketing.
  • Forced the unusual imposition of a trustee to protect assets in an involuntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case brought by three investors in a local startup.
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion against a nationally recognized author who claimed to have been defamed by a newspaper article critical of factual allegations in one of the author’s books, as well as obtaining an award of attorney’s fees against the author.
  • Obtained Summary Judgment in favor of two business owners who faced a $2 million fraud claim by a supplier in connection with the failure of their business.
  • Obtained a rare court order allowing the garnishment of a trust to collect on a nearly thirty-year old child support judgment.
  • Represented a client pro-bono, at the request of a US District Court Judge, who was facing foreclosure of his business property by the US Government on a criminal restitution judgment.  After filing a motion to dismiss based on its own statutory violations, the Government voluntarily dismissed its  case because it conflicted with multiple statutes.
  • Defeated an attempted preliminary injunction to stop community members from speaking out against a contested non-profit board election.


  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon Juris Doctorate (2011)
  • Portland State University, Portland, Oregon Bachelor of Arts (2007); Double Major in Philosophy and Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Troy camps, hikes, and cross country skis with his wife and two young daughters. He also occasionally rides his motorcycle faster than should be discussed among polite company and is fond of unreasonably large milkshakes and unusual beer.