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I spent the early part of my life in Africa (Rhodesia, South Africa, and Ghana) and obtained my primary and secondary education in Michigan. My last year of high school was in Toronto, Ontario before attending the University of Notre Dame, where I graduated with a degree in business (Management Information Systems) and a minor in English. During my summers I worked as a commercial fisherman on the East Coast (Cape May, New Jersey and New Bedford, Massachusetts). I also worked an opilio season aboard a crab boat in the Bering Sea.  I obtained my law degree in Portland, Oregon (Lewis and Clark Law School), spending a year at Notre Dame’s London Law program and working for a solicitor’s office in the City. After working for several years as a maritime attorney in Cleveland, Ohio representing vessel owners on the Great Lakes, I obtained my master’s degree in maritime law from Tulane University in New Orleans. I worked for several years in Seattle representing injured fishermen before moving to Guam and Saipan in the Western Pacific, which enabled me to travel throughout Asia representing clients from Japan, Korea, China (Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Republic) and the PI, as well as the Western Pacific (Palau, the Marshalls, and the FSM).  After spending a year at a D.C. law firm where I helped those injured by unsafe pharmaceuticals, I volunteered my time with International Cruise Victims to pass federal legislation making cruise ships safer (the biggest change to maritime law since the sinking of the Titanic).  Before moving to the beautiful town of Hood River, Oregon and practicing throughout the Pacific Northwest.

I have published two windsurfing articles in American Windsurfer and American Mensa magazines. I have also been published by the Oregon Bar Bulletin several times.  I wrote and published the CNMI Bar Review, the only commercial bar preparation outline for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. I was the first to appeal a case directly from the CNMI Supreme Court to the U.S. Supreme Court. I am a member of the CNMI and Guam bar associations, as well as the state bars of Ohio, Washington, Oregon, and the District of Columbia, in addition to various Federal and Appellate Courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. I am a member of Mensa.

For the past several years  I was involved with my community, including as a volunteer Master Gardener through the Oregon State University Extension. I also represented GAIN5, a local group of angel investors that have invested over a million dollars in the local community.  I formed the Celilo Writing Group to encourage local writers to get published.  I was also a three time board member of the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association.  I was an active board member of the Cemetery Association of Oregon, and have participated in drafting regulations for the Oregon Cemetery and Mortuary Board, and helped pass four industry related bills through the Oregon legislature.  In my free time I like to tend to my garden, ride horses, mountain bike, windsurf, cross country ski and snowboard (golf is another matter).

Currently, I am in Washington, D.C. working for Trust Point International.  


Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 50%
    7 years, 25 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    26 years, 100 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    24 years, 100 cases
  4. Maritime: 10%
    26 years, 100 cases



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716 Monroe St., NE #336
Washington, DC, 20017


DCActive 200611/29/2015
ORPro Bono - Active199201/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro bono awardWashington Sate Bar2011
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2008
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Contract attorneyTrust Point International2015 - Present
PrincipalLaw Office of Timothy MB Farrell2007 - 2014
AssociateMiller Firm2006 - 2007
Corporate CounselIT&E, Inc.2005 - 2006
AssociateMair Mair Spade & Thompson, PC1998 - 2000
AssociateRay, Robinson, Carle & Davies1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mid-Columbia County Bar AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
Federal Practice and Procedure CommitteeOregon State Bar2013 - 2014
Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Assoc.Board Member2012 - Present
River HorseAdvisory Board2012 - 2014
Gorge Angel Investment Network 5Attorney2012 - 2013
Oregon State Bar, House of DelegatesDelegate2011 - 2013
Mid Columbia Bar AssociationVice President2011 - 2012
OAPABAAdvocacy Committee Member2011 - 2012
Hood River County DemocratsSecretary2010 - 2012
Cemetery Association of OregonSecretary2009 - 2013
Marianas Yacht ClubVice Commodore2005 - 2006
Coast Guard AuxiliaryPublic Relations Officer2004 - 2005
CNMI Bar AssociationCLE Chair2002 - 2004
Columbia Windsurfing AssociationTreasurer2000 - 2001
Guam Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2006
CNMI Windsurfing AssociationCommodore1996 - 1998
CNMI Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2006
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, Inc.President1991 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mundo v. CNMIConviction
Arashi & Co. v. Nakashima Entertainment, 2005 Guam 21Affirmed in part and reversed in part
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar BulletinAn Alternative2015
NW SidebarFour Unforgettable Legal Voyages — Part I: Hawaii to San Francisco2013
cited in NW LawyerJury Service Revisited2013
NW SidebarBroaching Bad in Puget Sound2013
NW SidebarJury Service Revisited2013
Oregon State Bar BulletinParting Thoughts: Jury Service2013
Hood River NewsHood River's History Told by Yoga2012
NW SidebarLearning History Through Yoga2012
Oregon Bar BulletinAn Argument for Interrogatories in Oregon2011
quoted in Slinde Nelson BlogAre Interrogatories Right for Oregon?2011
Prow's EdgeHigh Seas Crimes2009
American WindsurferWhy I am a lawyer1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolAdmiraltyOther - Masters1991
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Notre Dame UniversityBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OFDA and CAO Joint ConventionBuilding Bridges2012
Mid Columbia TodayTrees of the Cemetery2012
Continuing Legal EducationForeclosure law2011
ABA Law WeekConstitutional law1997