Xin was born in a college town in Hefei, China, and moved to Oregon at a young age. Xin is a proud double Duck.

Fascinated by the psychology and strategic aspects of the law, Xin always knew she wanted to be a litigator. Xin had dozens of bench and jury trials in law school working as a city prosecutor. Xin began her legal career as a plaintiff's attorney and had her first civil trial shortly after law school when she obtained a jury verdict 15 times that of the highest defense offer.

Wanting to learn from the best attorneys in Oregon, Xin joined a preeminent firm specializing in medical malpractice and legal malpractice defense. Prior to opening her own firm in 2011, Xin was a partner at a prestigious firm that specialized in legal malpractice defense, family law, and securities litigation.

The Law Office of Xin Xu focuses on legal malpractice defense and commercial litigation. Xin is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

In her free time, Xin enjoys winetasting, cheering on her beloved Ducks and Blazers, and hiking in the beautiful Gorge with her wonderful husband and precocious daughter.

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar (ADR, Litigation, Small and Solo Practice sections)
  • PLF Defense Panel
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, ADR Section (2014-present)
  • Treasurer, ADR Executive Committee (2015-present)

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar
  • US District Court for District of Oregon
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 2000)
  • University of Oregon (B.S. Psychology, 1996)

Awards and Publications

  • Oregon Super Lawyer Rising Star 2010 to present
  • Oregon Scholar Award, 1997
  • International Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award, 2000
  • Presenter, Starting out with the PLF (2007)
  • Contributor, Oregon Statutory Time Limitations (OSB 2009)
  • Contributor, Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice, Posttrial Matters (OSB 2011)
  • Presenter, Negotiations Tips and Traps, Learning the Ropes CLE (OSB 2012)
  • Presenter, Arbitration and Mediation CLE (OWLS/OAPABA 2013)
  • Presenter, Mandatory Arbitration Training (MBA 2015)