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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. Johns District of Portland, Oregon. In 1983 I opened 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.


The main areas in which I practice are Real Estate Law, Business and Commercial Law, and Non-profit Law. I also draft wills and trust, and handle 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 (personal injury, negligence, fraud, defamation, etc.), Debtor-Creditor Law, Indian Law, Art Law, Intellectual Property Law, Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights Law, Employment Law, Land Use Law, Family 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.


I like being a sole practitioner because it allows me to practice law the way I want to. My intention from the beginning was 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.


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 personal and professional integrity, I always place my client's interests first, including their pocket books, and strive to solve their legal issues quickly and efficiently.


Guiding Principles

Over the course of my career,  I have developed  principles that  guide my actions as an attorney. Those principles can be summed up as follows:










Act With High Integrity. 

Integrity is the watchword. It means not only to have high standards but always to conduct oneself in alignment with those standards.

To me this means: Maintaining the Highest Ethical and Moral Standards, Being completely honest., and Putting the Client's Interest First..


Produce Quality Work. 

High Quality work means thorough preparation. This requires discipline and a dedication to excellence. It is the willingness to go the extra mile, take the additional step, to make sure the work is done right.


Provide Personal Service.  


My practice is a small one and that's the way I like it. Being "small" means that I am able to work closely with my clients in a timely manner. They are able to access me readily and receive my full attention. My clients benefit from this relationship and I benefit by attracting and maintaining good clients.

Charge a Fair Price. 

It is my intention to treat my clients in such a way that, when their legal matter is concluded, they leave with a sense of gratitude because they feel that they have gotten their money's worth.

I am able to provide high quality legal services while charging a fair price because I am very organized, efficient, able to use technology effectively, and, maintain a low overhead.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
    35 years
  2. Business: 20%
    35 years
  3. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 10%
  4. Commercial: 10%
    35 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

29955 SW Boones Ferry Rd Ste K
PO Box 884
Wilsonville, OR, 97070


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Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners SectionMember2008 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Business Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use SectionMember2004 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1971