I have been practicing law since 1980.
I began my legal career first as an associate, and later a partner, in a small law firm in the St. John’s District of Portland, Oregon. In 1983 I moved into my own office in Tigard, Oregon. In 1993 I moved my practice to Wilsonville, Oregon, where it is today. My clients have come from all over Oregon (and, sometimes, from out of state) and I have handled legal matters in just about every county in Oregon.
I like being a sole practitioner because it allows me to practice law the way I want to. What I have intended from the start, is to make quality legal services available to more people. Over these many years, it has been my pleasure to provide my clients with the same high quality legal service that the large law firms provide but at a much lower cost. I know for sure that my clients appreciate that. They also appreciate having ready access to me, and knowing that I will treat them fairly and honestly.
The main areas that I practice in are Real Estate, Business and Commercial, and Non-profit law. I also draft wills and trust, and handled probate and other general legal matters. During the course of my legal career, I have advised my clients on matters from a wide range of legal areas including: consumer law, tort law, debtor-creditor law, Indian law, Art law, Intellectual Property law, Bankruptcy law, Criminal law, Civil Rights law, Employment Law, Land Use law, and Entertainment law. I have also litigated and appealed cases in both state and federal courts, as well as state and federal administrative agencies, and I have handled numerous mediations and arbitrations.
My thirty years as an attorney have given me a broad base of experience and, I believe, a deep knowledge of how the legal system works. Because my clients are usually on tight budgets, I have developed a common sense understanding of how to interact with that system to provide the most benefit to my clients at the lowest cost and with the least hassle. As a matter of professional integrity, I always place my client’s interests first, including their pocket books, and strive to solve their legal issues quickly and efficiently.