I am the owner of the Heinson Law Firm, and have represented clients in various of types of litigation and business matters, including landlord-tenant, bodily injury, construction defects, insurance coverage, and premises liability. I also assist clients with businesses, wills, probates and a variety of "general practice" matters. I have represented clients in state and federal courts throughout Oregon and Washington, and have tried or arbitrated hundreds of cases. I am an arbitrator on court panels in several counties and serve as a volunteer mediator in Multnomah County Small Claims Court.
In addition to an active law practice, I am an adjunct instructor with Portland Community College paralegal program and business department. I also speak at legal seminars on paralegal and trial topics. I am a member of the Oregon State and the Washington State Bar Associations, and a member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel trial practice group. I earned a B.B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Portland and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.
Licensed since 1987
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|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Clackamas County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Oregon Association of Defense Counsel||Member||2001 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1987 - Present|
|The Verdict (OADC)||Paralegals in the Practice||2014|
|Northwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Portland||N/A||BBA||1983|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Damages in Personal Injury||2013|
|National Association of Legal Assistants Seminar||Discovery and Evidence||2013|
|Multnomah Bar Association Seminar||Cross Examination||2013|
|Sterling Education Seminar||Landlord-Tenant Seminar||2012|
|Sterling Education Seminar||Habitability Requirements under the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Act||2011|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Applying the Rules of Evidence||2011|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Preparing and Trying a Personal Injury Case||2009|
|Institute for Paralegal Education||Preparation of a Powerful Trial Notebook||2009|
|Institute for Paralegal Education||A Paralegal's Guide to Case Management||2009|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims||2008|