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Upon graduating from law school from the University of Michigan, Mr. Vanden Bos moved to Portland, and has lived and practiced law here ever since. In 1981, Robert J Vanden Bos, Partner, founded the law firm known as Vanden Bos Law Offices. In 1992, the firm changed its name to Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP when Ann Chapman became a partner.


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 60%
    39 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    39 years
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%
    39 years


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  • Ted A Troutman

    Bob is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Portland in the bankruptcy field. He always does an excellent job for his clients.


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Contact info

Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP

319 SW Washington St, Ste. 520
Portland, OR, 97204-2620

Vanden Bos and Chapman, LLP

319 SW Washington Street
Suite 520
Portland, OR, 97204



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerVanden Bos and Chapman, LLP1992 - Present
PrincipalVanden Bos Law Offices1981 - 1992
AssociateSpears, Lubersky, Campbell & Bledsoe1978 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1992 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1991 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionMember1978 - Present
United States District Court for the District of OregonAdmitted to Practice1978 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law Section 21.1 (co-author)Bankruptcy and Family Law, 21 Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education: Family Law Section 21.1 (co-author)2002
Various Advice columns in the OregonianVarious Advice columns in the OregonianN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawN/A1977
Alma CollegeN/AN/A1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar, Litigation SectionLitigation Section Oregon State BarN/A
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, Saturday Session SubcommitteeDebtor-Creditor Saturday sessionN/A
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteNorthwest Bankruptcy InstituteN/A
National Bankruptcy InstituteNational Bankruptcy InstituteN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationMultnomah Bar AssociationN/A