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Christopher David Hamilton

Christopher David Hamilton

McGinty Belcher & Hamilton, Attorneys, PC
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Oregon
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Summary

I grew up in Tualatin and graduated from Tualatin High School. I went on to receive a BS in Public Policy and Administration from Western Oregon University with a focus on using legal and governmental tools to make life better for individuals. I continued building the skills to better advocate for people against big business and impersonal government agencies by attending Willamette University College of Law. Knowing that courts are an expensive and difficult to access path to justice, I dedicated my studies to learning how to best serve people’s interests in much more accessible alternative dispute resolution formats, such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. I joined Hanson & Walgenkim as a contract attorney in July 2014. My passion for legal work protecting individuals from exploitation and affirming individual rights has led to a practice built around education law, guardianships and other elder law tools to protect individuals with developmental and age related disabilities. The compatibility of this passion with the work of Hanson & Walgenkim, LLC led me to come on board as a partner in March 2015 to better enable me and the firm to protect individuals. When he is not working, Christopher enjoys swing dancing, reading fantasy and science fiction novels, and supporting his wife’s Mary Kay business.

Education
Willamette University College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Magna Cum Laude.
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Western Oregon University
B.S. | Public Policy and Administration
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Honors: Delmer Dewey Award for Outstanding Male Graduate. Suma Cum Laude.
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Professional Experience
Partner
McGinty Belcher & Hamilton, Attorneys, PC
- Current
Associate Attorney
McGinty & Belcher, Attorneys, P.C.
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Member/Attorney
Hanson & Walgenkim, LLC
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The attorneys at Hanson & Walgenkim are dedicated to serving consumers in Oregon. Our practice focuses on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Law, Consumer Law and Auto Fraud. With an offices located in Salem and Portland, Oregon, we handle cases throughout the state, including Salem, Portland, Eugene, and Medford. Please call 503-383-1496 for a free phone evaluation and speak with a lawyer today.
Contract Attorney
Hanson & Walgenkim, LLC
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Provide legal services to clients of Hanson & Walgenkim, LLC through an of counsel agreement in a variety of areas, including elder law, consumer protection, guardianship law, and education law. See more about Hanson & Walgenkim at hansonwalgenkim.com
Owner/Attorney
Christopher D. Hamilton, PC
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Provide direct and contract legal services to individuals and law firms in Oregon in a variety of areas, including education law, elder law, consumer protection, guardianship, contract drafting, and alternative dispute resolution.
Attorney
Wiscarson Law, A Professional Corporation
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Education law is a complex and constantly evolving myriad of federal, regional, and state rules, regulations, and cases. As a parent, it is difficult to understand this ever-changing area of law and figure out how to apply it to your child's unique situation. Wiscarson Law can help you by working with you and your school district or education service district in a variety of ways, including: Helping develop and implement an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan; Guiding parents through the special education process; Talking to public education personnel; Providing "behind the scenes" legal advice or assistance; Attending meetings; Assisting with eligibility determinations for special education services; Helping determine and ensure appropriate specially designed instruction; Helping find and secure an appropriate placement; Filing Complaints and Due Process Complaints with State Departments of Education; Advocating in special education mediations; Negotiating settlements; Attending disciplinary proceedings for regular and special education students; and Helping navigate other educational issues for successful resolutions. To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact Wiscarson Law today.
Law Clerk
Wiscarson Law, A Professional Corporation
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Guardianship: Who Needs One and How It Works
r.i.s.e. Conference Supplement
Self Disclosure in Employment and Higher Education
Building Futures Conference Supplement
What Should this IEP Say Anyway?
Oregon Disability Megaconference Supplement
Speaking Engagements
Research Writing and the Law, WR123 Composition--Research, Portland, Oregon
Linn-Benton Community College
Behavior and the IEP, Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair, Battlground Washington
Washington Education Association
FAPE 101: Special Education Law BAsics, Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair, Battlground Washington
Washington Education Association
Dyslexia Expert Panel, Dislecksia: The Movie screening, Portland, Oregon
Decoding Dyslexia Oregon
What Should this IEP Say Anyway?, Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair, Battlground Washington
Washington Education Association
Certifications
Certificate in Dispute Resolution
Willamette University College of Law
Professional Associations
Marion County Bar Association
Member
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Elder Law Section, Oregon State Bar
Member
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Estate Planning and Administration Sectionm, Oregon State Bar
Member
- Current
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Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Member
- Current
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Oregon State Bar # 123331
Member
- Current
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Multnomah County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    45 minute initial consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Mastercard
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Guardianship
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
McGinty Belcher & Hamilton
694 High St NE
Salem, OR 97301
USA
Telephone: (503) 371-9636
Fax: (503) 371-2879