I earned my law degree and graduated cum laude from
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (Portland, OR) in
1985. I majored in Political Science and graduated with a Bachelor of
Arts degree from the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) in 1982, and
graduated from Jesuit High School (Portland, OR) in 1978.
I worked for a mid-size Portland, Oregon, law firm immediately after
graduating from law school and passing the bar exam in 1985. Ultimately
I opened my own office in Clackamas County, Oregon, on October 1, 1988,
where I have been since. My office is located in the historic
McLoughlin Neighborhood of old Oregon City in a home built in 1920,
which my wife and I remodeled to be accurate to that era. Out of the
comfortable setting of that old home I strive to maintain a general
practice which meets the diverse needs of my many clients, as I
represent a broad clientele in many locations in the State of Oregon.
I have lived all my life in Oregon and am a sixth generation
Oregonian whose great-great-great grandfather crossed the plains in a
covered wagon in 1848, ultimately settling near Belfountain, Oregon,
which was then known as the Belknap Settlement. I take great pride in
my old Oregon roots and devote much of my spare time to genealogy work.
I have been married to my wife, Barbara, since 1985. We have two
grown children, Jessica and Rebecca. We live on a farm between
Wilsonville and Newberg with our menagerie of animals, which consists of
horses, cats, and a dog.
Licensed since 1985
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I've known Wendell for many years, and in all that time he's consistently proven that his reputation as an excellent attorney is well-earned. Wendell is a skilled and tireless advocate for his clients, and is always well-prepared. For his knowledge of the law and for his skill in working through its complexities and practicalities, Wendell's clients are fortunate to have him on their side.
Jesse Buss Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Wendell frequently calls on me for technical assistance involving the division of retirement and pension assets incident to dissolution of marriage as well a related legal issues. Without question, Wendell's diligence, competency, attention to detail, together with his professionalism and high ethical standards make him an outstanding lawyer.
Lawrence Gorin Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|cum laude||Lewis & Clark Law School||1985|
|Attorney||Law Office of Wendell Belknap||1985 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar||Attorney Member||1985 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Attorney Member||1985 - Present|
|Clackamas County Bar Association||Attorney Member||1985 - Present|
|Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Oregon||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|