James Oberholtzer

James Oberholtzer

Estate Planning Attorney
Portland, OR




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About Me

Background:  I was raised in Tucson, Arizona and Whittier, California.   I opened our Chicago, Illinois office in 1995 and the Portland, Oregon office in 2001.  Our family is 13th generation members of the Society of Friends (people known as "Quakers").  While attending Whittier High School, I was an Eagle Scout, an AFS exchange student to Malaysia and the section head for percussion for the WHS...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Hourly ($100-$350/hour)

Client Reviews

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Compassionate, professional, knowledgeable, and patient

Posted by: a Estate Planning client almost 4 years ago.

James went above and beyond in making sure I understood the situation I was in. He offered several options--all clearly explained and very thorough....

Professional, Courtesy and Incredibly Informative

Posted by: Craig about 2 years ago.

We needed the use of his free consultation for legal advice. Knowing that we probably wouldn't need to retain a lawyer, James Oberholtzer was still...
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Showing 2 of 7 peer endorsements

Michael Timothy Dwan
Michael Dwan

Buffalo, NY

3 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Oberholtzer is widely considered to be one of the best Estate Planning attorneys practicing today.
Christian K. Lassen II
Christian Lassen

Philadelphia, PA

Almost 2 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.
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1980 License Status: Active And Authorized To Practice Law for the state of Illinois.
Last updated by Avvo: 02/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2000 – present

Rohlfing & Oberholtzer


Showing 1 of 4 degrees

1985 LL.M - Master of Laws in Tax

DePaul University College of Law


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2012 AV Rated



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2008- present Member

Washington State Bar Association

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Showing 1 of 1 publication

2011 S Corporation Inadvertent Terminations

Oregon State Bar Taxation Section Newsletter

Speaking Engagements

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2013 Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts

at The Complete Trust Course

2013 Estate Planning

at LawReviewCLE Seminar

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